Center for Civic Education to Launch Civics SmartBrief

The Center for Civic Education is excited to announce the debut of the Civics SmartBrief, a twice-weekly email newsletter that will bring you the most important and timely news stories about critical issues important to teachers of civics, history, and government, as well as frequent updates from the Center for Civic Education. Subscribers will be Read More ⟶

Bill of Rights Day Student Contest

The U.S. Courts from the 7th and 8th Circuits invite students in grades 3-12 from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin to submit art and essays on the importance of the Bill of Rights. Semifinalists from each category will receive a $50 e-gift card and advance to the Read More ⟶

Law-Related Education Community Survey

The ABA Division for Public Education is conducting a brief survey about law-related education (LRE) to determine what sort of resources, programs, or other activities might be useful to the LRE community. The survey is estimated to take 4 minutes. We invite everyone who is interested in law-related education to complete the survey. Thank you Read More ⟶

Civics 101 Podcast Offers School, Library Visits

The Civics 101 Podcast offers free school and library visits for both podcast instruction and civic conversation (and are happy to do a little of both). Take a look at our module offerings and fill out our visit request form. We offer both Zoom and in-person visits, COVID-dependent, between 1-2 hours in length. Go here Read More ⟶

Sign Up for Next Generation Angels Awards

The Next Generation Angels Awards, an annual program run by The Better Angels Society in partnership with National History Day, highlights the six winners of National History Day’s Individual Documentary Film competition. These students — three from middle school and three from high school — have created ten-minute historical documentaries in the style of a Read More ⟶

Annenberg Survey: Americans’ Civics Knowledge Increases

A growing number of Americans can name the branches of government and the freedoms under the First Amendment though many still misunderstand basic facts about how government works, according to the 2021 Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey. The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s annual survey follows increased media coverage of the powers, functions, and prerogatives of Read More ⟶

2022 Application Available for 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 ⟶

Street Law Seeks School Districts to Pilot Rule of Law Lessons

In April 2021, Street Law received the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Award to develop a high-quality lesson set on the rule of law. We’re seeking two school districts to pilot the new materials during school year 2021-22. We will provide participating middle and high school social studies teachers early access to the materials and Read More ⟶