Summer Student Programs For Grades K-12

Join the National Archives online for interactive learning programs in partnership with the Presidential Primary Sources Project. Sign up here for summer programs for students and families. Programs will take place at 2 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted. July 28, Documents & Artifacts from the Reagan Library, Grades 3-6 July 30, Rock-n-Roll at Bush 41, Read More ⟶

Teaching Resources for Juneteenth

The partner organizations in the Civics Renewal Network have gathered resources to help teachers and parents coping with school closings. These resources cover grades K-12 and offer a variety of activities to keep students engaged in learning outside the classroom. Please check back often as we will continue to add resources.
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Free History Camp for Elementary School Students

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is pleased to offer a free online History Camp this summer for elementary school students. Each class — led by National History Teacher of the Year Mary Huffman and geared toward upper elementary students — will provide children and their families with an immersive, entertaining, and hands-on opportunity Read More ⟶

Free Summer Virtual Classes For Educators

NewseumED is happy to announce free summer classes. Facilitated by our experienced educators and experts, these hourlong programs are designed to address contemporary First Amendment issues, including media literacy, that impact us all. Our open enrollment programs will be held biweekly. Sign up for these programs here. The schedule: Fighting Fake News – Wednesday, June Read More ⟶

Free Zoom Sessions To Explore C-SPAN Classroom

Experience C-SPAN Classroom’s free online Zoom training sessions to explore our free resources that can be implemented in distance learning, hybrid classes or in-person education. Discover how to bookmark and save short Current Events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, On This Day in History Events, Constitution Clips and Classroom Deliberations. If you are interested Read More ⟶

C-SPAN Classroom Offers Virtual Summer PD

C-SPAN Classroom offers professional development experiences for middle and high school teachers. Our 2020 virtual Summer Educators’ Conferences provide the opportunity to explore our free resources, bookmark and create folders to save content and participate in breakout rooms to discuss best practices with colleagues. Middle School (Grades 6-8): Tuesday, July 28: 3-6 p.m. ET High Read More ⟶

Free Online PD Series Opens: The Civics Classroom

The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute has opened enrollment for its newly revised, self-paced Civics Classroom. A certificate of completion, for 5 hours of professional development, will be issued for each course successfully completed. While the first course, The Prepared Classroom, is especially designed for Florida civics teachers, the courses Read More ⟶

How to Teach Controversial Topics and Civil Debate

Resources that address how issues such as immigration, racism, politics and immigration be discussed in a civil manner, What So Proudly We Hail offers an ebook “The Meaning of Flag Day” explores the history and significance of the American flag with selections from authors and statesmen and The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers a series of videos on the American Revolution. Read More ⟶

Distance Teaching Resources

The Civics Renewal Network continues to update its collection of remote learning resources curated from its more than 30 nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations. All resources are free and online to help teachers during these tumultuous times. Read More ⟶

Distance Learning Resources, and a Shout-Out to Teachers

Thank you, educators, for your commitment to your students and innovation in distance teaching during this difficult time. We have seen so many instances of teachers going the extra mile for their students. You’re amazing! We’re here to help keep your students engaged in learning with this curated collection of resources for grades K-12 from the more than 30 partners in the Civics Renewal Network. Read More ⟶