Resources for Women’s History Month and Free Speech

This month we offer resources on Women’s Rights from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, as well as free speech rights lessons from the American Bar Association and the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute.

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.

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.

TeachingAmericanHistory.org 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studies, and government teachers and explore themes in American history and government through the study of original historical documents. Go here to explore the program calendar and to register for programs in your area.

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 the country and exchange ideas
  • To explore the Library’s rich collections and work with experts from around the institution

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 and two students to apply conjointly from the same school or school district. Space is limited, and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. Go here to learn more and apply.

Introducing Learn.civiced.org

The Center for Civic Education is excited to announce Learn.civiced.org, 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.