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 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.
The Bill of Rights Institute and Hoover Institution at Stanford University have launched a new curriculum that will help educators and students explore the intersection of economics and civic life in the United States. The Building Blocks of Progress is a full multimedia, blended learning experience consisting of 13 videos and six lesson plans.