Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Freedom Summer is a game-based learning module in which players explore the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the contentious civil rights debate in Congress. Players are presented with a series of 20 historic events and are required to predict the consequences of each event. Players discover how events of the Civil Rights Movement and concurrent events in Congress impacted each other and the role that both Congress and individuals play in representative democracy.
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Using Case Studies in the Classroom
Street Law has developed seven strategies for teaching about U.S. Supreme Court cases in secondary school classrooms.
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Should the Electoral College Be Reformed?
This deliberation from C-SPAN Classroom has students view C-SPAN video clips to learn about the history and Constitutional background of the Electoral College. Students will also explore arguments for and against reforming the Electoral College. Using this information, students will develop and argue their position on the question: Should the Electoral College Be Reformed?
The Civics Renewal Network welcomes C-SPAN Classroom as its newest partner. C-SPAN Classroom is a free membership service that works with C-SPAN’s programs on public affairs, coverage of Congress, non-fiction books and American history to create free resources for teachers and students.
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- Bill of Rights Institute: New free digital textbook, “Life, Liberty, & Pursuit of Happiness. Learn more.
- Bill of Rights Institute: In-person seminars across the country this fall. Learn more.
- Constituting America: We the Future contest for teachers and students. Learn more.
- C-SPAN Classroom: Free Zoom sessions to explore its resources. Learn more.
- C-SPAN Classroom: Virtual summer professional development. Learn more.
- Florida Joint Center for Citizenship: Enrollment open for online PD series: The Civics Classroom. Learn more.
- Library of Congress: Free summer webinars for teachers. Learn more.
- National Archives: Fall webinar on presidential powers and precedents. Learn more.
- National Archives: Summer webinar on presidential campaigns. Learn more.
- National Archives: Fall programs for K-12 students in partnership with the Presidential Primary Sources Project. Learn more.
- National Archives: Summer programs for K-12 students in partnership with the Presidential Primary Sources Project. Learn more.
- NewseumED: Free virtual summer classes for educators. Learn more.