August 2017 Newsletter

News from the Center for Civic Education

Back to School, the National Academy for Civics and Government, the Project Citizen National Showcase, and More in This Month's Newsletter

Welcome Back to School!

The new school year is here and there are plenty of tools and resources available for students and teachers at the Center for Civic Education. Learn more.

Photo taken by Tyler Sizemore, Greenwich Time. Used with permission.

National Academy for Civics and Government

The National Academy is an intensive, three-week study of the content of political and constitutional theory as well as its applications to the participants' professional lives.

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Quick Quiz! Why did thousands of people march in Washington in August 1963?

A. They were opposed to the Vietnam War.
B. They wanted civil rights and job opportunities.
C. They were opposed to the Korean War.
D. They wanted the voting age lowered to 18.

Read on to learn the answer!

Project Citizen Results Are In!

Check out the results of 2017's Project Citizen students, who tackled problems in their communities with public policy solutions.

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ALA Teachers of the Year

The American Lawyers Alliance has named its 2017 Teachers of the Year and two of the three teachers have participated in programs by the Center for Civic Education!

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Declaration Resources Project

The Declaration Resources Project curates content about the Declaration of Independence, teaching the origins and history of the document while providing research highlights and learning tools. A plethora of printable resources and insights about the Declaration's importance and role in American history can be found on the Project's website, as well as fresh takes on the document by scholars.

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QUIZ ANSWER: B. They wanted civil rights and job opportunities.

We the People State Hearing Questions Available August 31

Sharpen your pencils! State-level We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution hearing questions will be available online by August 31.

Check back for the questions here!

60-Second Civics Is a Great Way to Warm Up Your Classroom

Have you heard of 60-Second Civics? It's a daily, one-minute podcast that's perfect for We the People teachers or anyone interested in learning more about the Constitution. You can play the podcast in the classroom from the Center's website or by playing an audiogram from our Facebook page, then test your students' knowledge with the Daily Civics Quiz. Happy listening!

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Don't Wait to Donate!

It's more important than ever that American citizens are empowered and educated to participate in our democracy! The Center for Civic Education has provided educational materials and resources to over 35 million students since 1969. Your tax-deductible donation can help us educate 35 million more!

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Shop Amazon to Support the Center for Civic Education

Shopping on Amazon? Use this link to benefit We the People and the Center's other civic education programs. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Center for Civic Education. You pay the same price for your purchases, but you have the satisfaction of knowing you've helped students receive the high-quality civic education they deserve. Bookmark the link and keep giving all year with every purchase.


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