Sponsored by KQED Learning, Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage in and respond to current issues using social media tools such as Twitter. Do Now aims to build civic engagement and digital literacy for youth. Recent issues include “Should We Use Drones to Pollinate Crops?” “Should College Tuition Be Free?” “Is Social Media Making You Sick?”
The Civic Life Project's Democracy 2022 Youth Film Challenge is a global film competition for youth under age 25 to generate civics-oriented videos that ultimately create a groundbreaking movement for young Americans to get engaged in our democracy and to vote.
The George Washington Mount Vernon Prize for Excellence in Civics and History is awarded to two student projects each year. Teachers and organization leaders can nominate eligible middle school and high school students who have applied their understanding of George Washington’s life to extend his legacy of public service within classrooms, schools, or community projects.
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is an ideal place to expand students’ knowledge and curiosity of Abraham Lincoln. The historic site’s programs are inspired by the essential question, How can artifacts help us understand a person or time period?