Find a Great Summer Program!

We have rounded up our partners’ summer institutes and seminars for educators all in one place for you! More will be added as information is released, so check back! ABA Division for Public Education The ABA is accepting applications for its annual summer institute for teachers, led in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center (FJC). Read More ⟶

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

Our partners provide many free opportunities for teacher professional development not only during the summer but also throughout the year. The programs range from webinars to in-person workshops to online courses. Some may be customized for you. You also can sign up for our partners’ newsletters, which will keep you up to date on the Read More ⟶

Teaching Resources for Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a federal holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, bearing the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. While African Americans have marked the date since the late 1800s, widespread protests of police conduct in 2021 made Juneteenth resonate across the nation. The Civics Renewal Network provides a collection of resources to support teaching about the history of slavery and discrimination in our nation. Read More ⟶

Civics Advocacy Resources

Do you need help to advocate for more and better civics education in your school? The Civics Renewal Network has gathered research studies, op-ed columns and editorials, how-to toolkit (e.g., how to write a letter to the editor) and inspirational quotes in one place to support your efforts. You are welcome to employ these resources as needed to make your case! They will be updated regularly with fresh content. Read More ⟶

Resources for Learning at Home

The partner organizations in the Civics Renewal Network have gathered resources that will help teachers and parents cope with distance learning this school year. These resources cover grades K-12 and offer a variety of activities to keep students engaged in learning outside the classroom. All are free and online. Check back often as we will continue to add resources.
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Resources for Teaching the 19th Amendment

Here is a curated collection of the classroom resources on women’s suffrage that can be found at More resources will be added as we celebrate the 19th Amendment leading up to the anniversary of its ratification on August 18, 2020. Read More ⟶

How to Teach Controversial Topics and Civil Debate

How can sensitive issues such as immigration, racial discrimination, politics and government, and police behavior be debated in a civil manner? Our civics education resources provide a foundational knowledge for students to use in engaging in discussions about controversial topics. Read More ⟶