Aug 15, 2017 / E-news
The new school year is here and there are plenty of tools and resources available for students and teachers at the Center for Civic Education! The more you explore the Center’s website, the more resources you will find. The 60-Second Civics podcast offers brief lessons on the Constitution and includes a Daily Civics Quiz, which can get your students ready to learn each day. The Center offers free lesson plans for two important teachable anniversaries coming up this September: the 9/11 attacks and Constitution Day (September 17). You can energize your classroom with our extensive selection of free lesson plans for K-12 students.
The Center recently celebrated thirty years of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, our flagship civics and government curriculum for elementary, middle, and high schools. The Center’s Project Citizen curriculum promotes civic engagement by teaching students how to work cooperatively to find a public policy solution for a problem in their community. Students research the problem, evaluate alternative solutions, develop their own solution in the form of a public policy, and create a political action plan to enlist local or state authorities to adopt their proposed policy. They then develop a portfolio and present their project in a public showcase before a panel of civic-minded community members.
You can also sharpen your students’ 21-century skills using We the People enhanced ebooks, which offer interactive extras, such as videos and clickable terms and biographies to hold students’ interest. Free trial subscriptions are available for both our high school and middle school editions.