Get Ready for Law Day 2019

The 2019 Law Day theme – “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” – focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” Download the Law Day 2019 Planning Guide for resources […]

Share My Lesson’s Annual Virtual Conference March 12-14

Discover more than 30 free, for-credit sessions filled with “use-right-now” strategies and tools for teachers, paraprofessionals, school-related personnel, parents and community members. Topics span the curriculum: math, social studies, English language arts, science, the arts, literacy, standards and assessments. Go here to learn more. Releases Spring and Summer Programs

We have a full calendar of spring and summer programs scheduled in 18 states! Our programs are offered at no cost to you and we hope you will be able to join us for one (or more) of our one-day seminars. These seminars provide you the opportunity to join fellow American history, social studies, and […]

Applications Open for Library of Congress Summer Institutes

Apply to participate in a week-long Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute or two-and-a-half day Library Media Specialist Multi-Day Workshop if you want: To learn effective strategies to incorporate primary sources into your teaching To develop an activity plan using primary sources from the Library of Congress An opportunity to interact with teachers from around […]

Apply for Free Summer Institute for Teachers and Students

Are you a teacher of high-need students interested in receiving free, high-quality professional development in history and civics this summer? Apply for the Center for Civic Education’s two-week American History & Civics Academies. This opportunity is also open to highly motivated students who will be seniors in 2019-2020. We strongly encourage teams of one teacher […]

If You’re Attending the NCSS Annual Conference…

Stop by the Civics Renewal Network’s booths 707-709, say hello, check out new resources, and enter a drawing to win an Apple Watch and Amazon gift cards! Fourteen of our 33 partner organizations will be exhibiting and presenting sessions as well. See you in Chicago! Sessions Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Session #1261, “Using […]


The Center for Civic Education is excited to announce, a website for anyone interested in learning more about American constitutional government. The site offers a free, self-paced online course, discussion forums for educators, and highly recommended links to teaching and learning resources.

Become a Member of the Civics Renewal Network

The Civics Renewal Network is now accepting applications from organizations interested in becoming a contributing member of the network. For more information or to apply, contact by December 31. Organizations must meet the following criteria: A. Have a national scope B. Focus on civic- and law-related education C. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, or a government […]