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News from the Center for Civic Education

The Academies Are a Success, the Project Citizen National Showcase Rankings Are In, and More in This Month's Newsletter.


Presidential and Congressional Academies Come to a Successful Conclusion

From July 7-20, 2019, the Center held a very successful civics and history education training Academy at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, providing teachers and students from across the nation with an enriching experience as well as memories that will last a lifetime. Just let the teachers and students tell you in their own words!

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Project Citizen Showcase Results Are In

The Center is pleased to announce the rankings for the 2019 Project Citizen National Showcase, which was held July 30-31 in Calabasas, California. Seventeen projects in both the traditional and digital formats were submitted, dealing with a variety of topics from homelessness to school recycling.

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Quick Quiz! Why did thousands of people march on Washington in August 1963?

A. They were opposed to the Vietnam War.
B. They wanted civil rights and job opportunities.
C. They were opposed to the Korean War.
D. They wanted the voting age to be lowered to 18.

Read on to learn the answer!


Update Your Civics Class with the New Upper Elementary Textbook

We the People for upper elementary school students has been updated! Featuring twenty-four lessons, We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution covers core elements of American representative democracy for students in grades 4-6. Don't miss out on the accompanying teacher's guide, which offers tools, such as multiple-choice tests, additional activities, and instructions for implementing the curriculum. Order your copies now! Table of Contents.

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The Center Launches a New Curriculum: We the People: The Citizen & Democracy

Our new curriculum for grades $char_endash We the People: The Citizen & Democracy, is now available. This brief, introductory civics textbook helps build a foundational understanding of American democratic values, rights, and the responsibilities of citizens. Table of Contents. Sample Lesson.

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Quiz Answer!

B. They wanted civil rights and job opportunities.

For more quizzes and learning opportunities, check out the 60-Second Civics podcast and daily civics quiz!


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