ACETA Teachers Visit Nation’s Capital

Aug 04, 2014 / E-news

The 2013 American Civic Education Teacher Awards winners, Doug Oswald (left) and Dave Alcox (right), visited Washington, D.C., for two days recently where they met with their members of Congress and the House historian. Read the rest of this entry »

Join Us at NCSS!

Nov 13, 2013 / Announcements, E-news, Level 3 Enhanced Ebook, National Council for the Social Studies

The Center will be attending the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference in St. Louis this month. The meeting, held November 22-24 at the Cervantes Convention Center at America’s Center, will be dedicated to the topic of Social Studies: Gateway to the Core of Learning. The Center will be exhibiting at booth 202. Read the rest of this entry »

Video Highlights We the People Ebook Partnership

Oct 07, 2013 / E-news, Level 3 Enhanced Ebook, We the People

A video featuring the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution enhanced ebook was released on Constitution Day to highlight the Center’s partnership with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Back to School! Civics Resources for the New School Year

Aug 23, 2013 / E-news, Lesson Plans

A new school year has started and you are probably wondering where to get high-quality materials and resources for your civics classroom. The Center for Civic Education has the answer. Read the rest of this entry »

Video from the Bicentennial of the Constitution Available on YouTube

Aug 18, 2013 / E-news

An Introduction to the Political Philosophy of the Constitution, a 1987 video produced by Center as part of the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, is now available on YouTube. In the video, Professor Duane Smith speaks about some of the basic ideas underlying the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Center Releases New We the People Ebook

Jul 31, 2013 / Announcements, E-news

The Center has just completed transforming the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution high school textbook into a highly interactive, cloud-based online resource that can be used as a self-directed or peer-to-peer tutorial, in blended learning classes, and as the basis for online courses.

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Washington Post Applauds the Center’s Work

Jul 31, 2013 / Announcements, E-news

An editorial in the Washington Post named the Center for Civic Education as one of the most prominent organizations in fighting civic illiteracy. The article decries the fact that only 2 percent of high school seniors knew what Brown v. Board of Education was about. “Civic apathy is nothing new, but the reports are increasingly dire. Clearly, young people are not getting enough education in American history or civics. Half the states lack any statutory civics assessments. As states move forward with curriculum and testing reforms, civics should be a priority.” The Post notes that “The Center for Civic Education has developed a fairly comprehensive curriculum, including activities such as congressional simulations.”

Great Student Performances at the We the People National Finals Make for a Memorable Event

Jul 31, 2013 / E-news

The 26th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals was held April 26–29, 2013, on the campus of George Mason University and in hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. A full roster of 56 classes from 45 states and the District of Columbia attended the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Inaugural We the People National Invitational Generates Enthusiastic Response

Jul 31, 2013 / E-news

The inaugural We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Invitational met with great success. Held May 3–6, 2013, on the campus of George Mason University, the event welcomed middle school and high school classes from different regions around the country. Brown County Junior High School from Nashville, Indiana, placed first. Inza R. Wood Middle School from Wilsonville, Oregon, took second place and Miami Lakes Middle School of Miami Lakes, Florida, placed third. Read the rest of this entry »

Center Approved by the Combined Federal Campaign

Jul 31, 2013 / E-news

The Center is delighted to announce that it has been designated an “Approved Charity” by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Federal workers who donate to nonprofit organizations through the CFC can make donations to the Center by using the Center’s CFC code, which is 11560. Read the rest of this entry »