Sign Up for Virtual Class on the Election

Interested in a live, virtual class for your students? Sign up for our “On the Campaign Trail: The Battle for Votes” class. Candidates know that it is not just what you say, but how you say it. In every election season, the candidates and supporters compete to shape viewers’ opinions and garner their votes. In this virtual class, students will learn the persuasion techniques used by candidates when running for office, deepening their ability to analyze a variety of media produced by campaigns and to help separate fact from fiction. Sign up here. Read More ⟶

Gilder Lehrman’s Fall Online History School

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is pleased to offer free courses this fall for elementary, middle, and high school students. Master Teachers will present lessons anchored in primary source documents, many from the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s collection of more than 70,000 American history artifacts. The goal is to engage students and excite them about history so that they leave each lesson more knowledgeable about a new idea, theme, document, or pivotal moment in history. The Gilder Lehrman Online History School is hosted on the video conference system Zoom. Recordings of each class session will be available for students, educators, and families to view on demand after the live sessions occur. For more information, go here. Read More ⟶

Special Programs for Constitution Day

Here you will find a collection of Constitution Day programming for teachers, students of all ages, and families. Unless noted, the programming will be live on September 17. Happy Constitution Day! Bill of Rights Institute Constitution Day Live! Join BRI for a special four-hour live event as we celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the signing Read More ⟶

Apply for a James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per Read More ⟶

First SCOTUS in the Classroom Case Announced for Fall

Street Law announces that its first fall SCOTUS in the Classroom case, Torres v. Madrid, is available. This timely case deals with excessive use of force by the police, qualified immunity, and the meaning of “seizure” in the Fourth Amendment. During the 2020-21 Supreme Court term, Street Law will select the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases Read More ⟶

Celebrate Constitution Day at Home

We’ve made it easy for students, their families and teachers to mark the signing of the Constitution on September 17. Our updated Constitution Day Toolkit has been refreshed with a new section highlighting activities and lessons perfect for distance learning. Share your Constitution Day fun on Twitter or Instagram with #ConstitutionDay2020 #PreambleChallenge #renewcivics. Go here to explore the toolkit. Read More ⟶

New Webinar Series: Power to the People

The Center for Civic Education announces a free webinar series, “Power to the People,” which will launch on Constitution Day, September 17, and continue each Thursday for seven weeks. These webinars are designed for teachers and those interested in civics, government and U.S. history and in learning the different ways people participate in our government. Read More ⟶