Gilder Lehrman Institute Announces Its Teacher of the Year

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce that Misha Matsumoto Yee, a history teacher at St. Andrew’s Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been named the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year. “It was a surprise and an honor to have been named the National History Teacher of the Year,” says Read More ⟶

New Classroom Resources on Religious Freedom

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has released new resources on religious freedom that include a 15-minute film, interactive map, and timeline. George Washington and the Pursuit of Religious Freedom and its accompanying resources investigate the history of religion in early America, Washington’s interactions with various religious groups, and his role in securing religious freedom. Teacher resources Read More ⟶

Applications Open for James Madison Fellowships

Applications for 2023 James Madison Fellowships are open. 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 Read More ⟶

iCivics Releases New Video Series on the Constitution

iCivics presents a new comprehensive, short-form video series called “The Constitution EXPLAINED” that explains the text, history, and relevance of the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and additional amendments. The series was developed in partnership with the Center for Civic Education, and with the contributions of constitutional scholar Linda R. Monk, JD. Go here Read More ⟶

Future Senator with Ruff Ruffman Is Back at Kennedy Institute

It’s never too early to get involved! The Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s Future Senator program introduces students in grades 3-5 to the legislative process. Inside our full-scale Senate Chamber or on the virtual Senate floor, young “Future Senators” are introduced to an issue relevant to kids: whether the US government should require a longer school Read More ⟶

Nominate a Student for Civic Action Project Youth Board

Teachers, are you looking for ways to elevate your students who are making a difference in their community? Or maybe you have a student who is looking to build their leadership skills? Consider nominating them for Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Civic Action Project Youth Board (CYB).The board members serve as Civic Action Project (CAP) ambassadors, select Read More ⟶

Civics for All of US Constitution Distance Learning Programs

Check out Civics for All of US Constitution Distance Learning Programs with the National Archives on September 12–23, 2022. Join the National Archives for two weeks of live, interactive virtual programs for K–12 students around Constitution Day. Connect with the big ideas of the Constitution by exploring primary sources from the National Archives. Each program Read More ⟶

Teaching the Constitution with the National Archives

Get ready for Constitution Day with primary sources, classroom activities, and programs from the National Archives! In this interactive virtual professional development workshop from 7-8 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 8, you will explore how to make teaching the Constitution hands-on and relevant to students’ lives with text analysis activities, primary sources, and online teaching Read More ⟶