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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.

May 02, 2022

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US Supreme Court’s Contributions to the Nation’s Constitutional Heritage

In the majesty of its settings and moments of ritual, the US Supreme Court brings its distinctive manner of working in public—by listening to one lawyer at a time and asking tough questions. Its atmosphere mixes informality with dramatic tension. InHeritage, the Supreme Court Historical Society’s new website, offers educational resources on how the court works and landmark cases.

May 02, 2022

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Online Civic-Oriented Film Competition

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.

Apr 15, 2022

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SPOTLIGHT! On Citizen-Science Activities for Earth Day—and Beyond

In 1970 the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now Earth Day is igniting an education revolution to save the planet. Through its Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign, the organization is working to ensure that every learner in every school in the world receives fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component.

Apr 01, 2022

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Civic Engagement Contest Furthering the Ideal of Community

Applications are now open for the MyImpact Challenge, a civic engagement contest hosted by the Bill of Rights Institute. Teachers and students can receive up to $10,000 for projects to benefit their communities.

Apr 01, 2022

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Scaffolded Lessons to Help English Learners Explore the Meaning of Citizenship

Being an American, one of the Bill of Rights Institute’s most popular resources for teaching middle school civics, is getting a significant update, which will include scaffolded support for ESL students.

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