December 2015 Newsletter Print E-mail

Help support civic education, James Madison Legacy Project update, and more in this month's newsletter.

Support Civic Education This Holiday Season

The Center for Civic Education is working harder than ever to ensure that our nation's young people become knowledgeable, engaged, and responsible citizens. Your support this holiday season will allow us to reach even more students and their teachers. Consider making a donation, giving monthly, or making a planned gift. Learn more.

James Madison Legacy Project in Full Swing

The professional development sessions for Cohort 1 teachers of the James Madison Legacy Project are off to a great start. The Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C, partnership held a combined two-day kick-off seminar in the new conference facilities at Mt. Vernon. Learn more.

Saluting Rosa Parks

With her gently defiant action on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks served as an inspiration to all of America during the civil rights movement. She continued to inspire Americans young and old to live up to our constitutional ideals throughout her life. Learn more.

This Holiday Season, Shop Amazon to Support the Center for Civic Education

Give the gift of civic education this holiday season by using this link to shop on Amazon and 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. AmazonSmile.

Wisconsin Project Citizen Workshop to Be Held in February

The Wisconsin Humanities Council has approved funding to conduct a daylong Project Citizen workshop on Saturday, February 13, in Madison at the American Family Insurance Training Facility. There is no charge to participating teachers. Each participant will receive workshop materials, a Project Citizen sample text, guidelines for meeting Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Social Studies and Language Arts, and methods to use the materials in a variety of courses. February 1 is the deadline to apply. Image: Teacher Lalitha Murali and her students from Glen Hills Middle School in Glendale, Wisconsin, at the state Project Citizen showcase. Learn more.

Moroccan Youth Showcase Project Citizen

The Moroccan Center for Civic Education, the Center's Civitas International Programs partner in Morocco, organized a Project Citizen showcase and graduation ceremony for young people in the English Access Microscholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Learn more.

Partnership for 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program Applications Now Available!

Now in it's third year, the 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program is a cornerstone for the next stage of the 21st century skills movement. P21 is working to identify, document, promote and celebrate examples of successful 21st century learning. This program provides educators and communities a variety of models to draw from and offers policy makers and P21 State Partners local examples to help encourage their support. The deadline for submitting an application is January 15, 2016. Learn more.

This newsletter is a brief bulletin designed to keep you informed about some of the Center for Civic Education's news and events. Information presented includes news from around the country, news from other countries in the Center's Civitas International network, grant and award opportunities, and program updates and clarifications. If you have pertinent material that you would like to include in future newsletters, please contact John Hale.