"Civics for All of US" interactive distance learning programs for students and teachers
Civics for All of US is a new national civic education initiative from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Center for Legislative Archives, and the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement. As part of this initiative, the education team at the Nixon Presidential Library and educators across the National Archives will be providing teachers with programming, curricula, and exceptional field trip experiences both online and in-person. Visit https://civics.archives.gov/ to learn more!
Civics for All of US online professional development workshops for educators - explore how to use primary sources to delve into the big ideas of the founding documents. During each interactive program, participants will engage with primary sources and partake in collaborative group work and discussion to discover how to use National Archives resources and programs to teach civic knowledge and skills.
Free Online Constitution Teacher Professional Development Workshop
Thursday, November 16, 2023, 7–8 p.m. ET - Teaching the 14th Amendment
This session will feature a seminar discussion of the revolutionary qualities of the 14th Amendment. We will unpack the text of this amendment and discover why it was desired after the Civil War, its destiny in the decades that followed, and its relevance today. This workshop is suitable for secondary educators.
Civics for All of US is the national civic education initiative from the National Archives. Our interactive distance learning programs draw upon the vast holdings of the National Archives to promote the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need for civic engagement in the 21st century. Each program is led by one of our educators located at National Archives sites, the Center for Legislative Archives, and Presidential Libraries across the country. Check https://civics.archives.gov/ for more information, including how to request a program for groups of 10 or more students.
Our new online registration tool makes it easy to request a student distance learning program from an available National Archives educator. Try it today and request a program for 10 or more students at https://civics.archives.gov/. Online registration is currently open through December 15, 2023.
Civics for All of US distance learning programs are offered as regularly scheduled interactive webinars. Registration is required, but there is no minimum attendance prerequisite for student webinars. Join us for an upcoming program!
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Schedule and Registration Links
All times in Eastern Time. All programs run 30 minutes.
Registration closes the day before each program.
The Constitution Rules! (Grades K–2)
Students will explore the idea of different responsibilities in their community and analyze images that highlight the jobs of the three branches of government as outlined in the Constitution.
Fri, Oct 27 2023, 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
The Constitution and Our Community (Grades 3–5) Students will explore the idea of community, hone their primary source analysis skills by examining government records, and connect the Constitution to their own lives. https://civics.archives.gov/webinars/the-constitution-and-our-community
Fri, Oct 27 2023, 1:15pm - 1:45pm EDT
The First Amendment: Five Rights in One! (Grades 3-5) Students will explore the First Amendment freedoms established in the Bill of Rights in this interactive and engaging civics program based on historical primary sources from the National Archives. Students will learn about the importance of First Amendment rights, identify examples in photographs and short written documents, and discover how to exercise those freedoms. https://civics.archives.gov/programs/the-first-amendment-five-rights-in-one
Thu, Nov 9 2023, 11:15am - 11:45am EST
Making Your Voice Heard: Learning about the First Amendment (Grades K-2)
Students will explore the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights using primary historical sources to learn about the importance of rights and how to exercise their freedoms. https://civics.archives.gov/programs/make-your-voice-count-learning-about-the-first-amendment
Thu, Nov 9 2023, 1:15pm - 1:45pm EST
Friday, December 15, 2023 - Bill of Rights Day
12:15pm - 12:45pm EST - The Bill of Rights Protects You
1:15pm - 1:45pm EST - The First Amendment: Five Rights in One
2:15pm - 2:45pm EST - Make Your Voice Count: Learning About the First Amendment