StudentCam is C-SPAN’s national video documentary competition encouraging students to think critically about issues that affect their communities and the nation. This year students in grades 6–12 are asked to create a short (five- to six-minute) video documentary on a topic related to the theme What’s Your Vision in 2020? Students are invited to explore the issue they most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign. Students may compete individually or in teams of two or three members. Students’ documentaries must include clips of supporting or opposing C-SPAN video related to their chosen topic. C-SPAN will award cash prizes totaling $100,000 to 150 individuals or teams for their documentaries, and more than 50 teacher advisers. Interested applicants will find additional details about this grant on GetEdFunding, a website sponsored by CDW•G with access to a free database of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadline: Entry form should be submitted, and entries uploaded, by January 20, 2020.
Through primary source analysis, The Plainest Demands of Justice, a new resource from the Bill of Rights Institute, explores the efforts to realize the nation’s founding principles of liberty, equality, and justice by exploring key periods in African American history.
The National Constitution Center (NCC) recently released Constitution 101, a 15-week curriculum for high school students, and a standalone self-guidedcourse for learners of all ages, exploring the basic principles of American freedom and the core constitutional texts of American history, from the founding to today.
Educators for Social Change (4SC) equips teachers with resources to develop their students’ capacity to become effective civic leaders who write persuasively, speak passionately, and participate actively in the creation and dissemination of ideas.