Welcome back to the classroom! The 2019-20 school year promises to be a busy and exciting one with a presidential race, the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the Census, and more. We’ve pulled together collections of the best of the resources available on the Civics Renewal Network website to make it easy for teachers to find useful classroom materials for all grade levels. Over the year, we will be adding to these collections, so check back often.

How to Teach Controversial Topics and Civil Debate

Amid increasingly divisive times in our nation, teachers may find that tackling current events is more difficult than ever. How can issues such as immigration, racial discrimination and politics be debated in a civil manner? How can critical thinking skills be incorporated in these discussions? The Civics Renewal Network offers a range of resources, from kindergarten through high school, to support teachers in the classroom.

Resources for Teaching About Voting and Elections

This curated collection of resources on voting and elections from Civics Renewal Network organizations contains resources for elementary, middle and high schools.

Resources for Teaching the 19th Amendment

Here is a curated collection of the classroom resources on women’s suffrage that can be found on the Civics Renewal Network site. More resources will be added as we celebrate the 19th Amendment leading up to the 100th anniversary of its ratification on August 18, 2020.

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  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Teacher of the Year. Learn more.