The Center on Representative Government at Indiana University has launched "Engaging Congress," an interactive game that uses primary-source documents to explore the workings of American government and the challenges it faces in contemporary society. The app-based game is available to middle school and high school government, history, language arts and social studies programs as a fun tool for teaching the basic tenets of representative government, using documents and materials from the Library of Congress and other sources. Read more
Director Craig Atkinson puts viewers in the center of the action in this vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Winner, Best Documentary Feature Award, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. See trailer at http://www.pbs.org/pov/donotresist/.
The Meuse-Argonne Offensive is the largest land offensive in American History and led to the creation of the American Battlefield Monuments Commission. Using the Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse Argonne Offensive website, an online resource was designed by teachers, we will show you how to make the teaching of World War I more relevant and applicable to today's students with ready-to-go lesson plans, interactive WebGIS maps, primary sources, and 3-D videos from the western front.
iCivics is looking for student words to include in its season’s greetings. This year’s essay contest encourages youth authors to share with iCivics’ Founder, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, his or her favorite thing about iCivics online games. Writers should also share in their essay what they will take with them when they become active and engaged adult citizens. Read more
Access to critical thinking instruction should not be a luxury good. Come learn how thinkLaw is revolutionizing critical thinking through standards-aligned real-life cases that bring the Socratic method to life!
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.