We Rule: Civics for All of US is a new national civic education initiative from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library/Center for Legislative Archives and Museum and the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement. As part of this initiative the education team at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library/Center for Legislative Archives and educators across the National Archives will be providing teachers with programming, curricula, and exceptional field trip experiences both online and in-person.
Our interactive distance learning programs draw upon the vast holdings of the National Archives to promote the knowledge and skills students need for civic engagement in the 21st century.
By-Request registration for Bill of Rights K–12 programs and Constitution 6–12 programs opens Monday, February 21, 2022.
About We Rule: Civics for All of US
Using the diverse and varied historical documents and government records preserved by the National Archives and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum/Center for Legislative Archives, the National Civics Education Initiative will deliver thought-provoking educational programs and powerful educational resources to students. These programs will be facilitated by National Archives educators across all locations, both onsite and through distance learning, engaging diverse communities regardless of their proximity to NARA facilities.
The initiative is built around five questions:
● What does an individual gain from being civically aware and engaged?
● What tools are available for individuals, and groups, to share and shape our democracy?
● How have these tools been used by others in the past?
● How can an ordinary individual use the tools in their own lives?
● How does the United States benefit from civic engagement?
These questions will guide students as they explore the big ideas of the founding documents and discover the power they have to make a difference as an important part of “We the People.”