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Civic Literacy

Participating effectively in civic life, staying informed and understanding government processes, and exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship.

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Sep 15, 2022


Play Built on the Stories of Refugees in the United States

Every year thousands of refugees who call the United States their new home can face many misconceptions in their new country, including those about the difference between immigrants and refugees. Researchers with the Refugee Integration Project at University of Missouri–St. Louis spent 12 months documenting these sorts of critical shifts, moments, and experiences of resettlement.

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Sep 15, 2022


Virtual Lectures and Lessons on Civics and American Democracy

The Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1974 to improve public understanding of the Court, the Constitution, and the Judiciary. In January 2022, the Supreme Court Historical Society launched a new lecture series focused on Civics and American Democracy.

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Sep 15, 2022


Video Lessons on the Intersection of Economics and Civics

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.

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Sep 15, 2022


Practices for Integrating Argumentative Writing into History and Literature Classes

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.

civics constitution course

Sep 15, 2022


Nonpartisan Educational Curriculum on the US Constitution

The National Constitution Center (NCC) recently released Constitution 101, a 15-week curriculum for high school students, and a standalone self-guided course 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.


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