Friends, I know we are all seeking ways to ensure that our students, even 'trapped' at home, get a high quality civics education. Our good friends at the Constitutional Rights Foundation know this as well. They are offering free student driven webinars for elementary, middle, and high school kids that you can have your kids take part in that help them understand public policy, individual rights, and civic life. Check out the information below. I know I am going to try and get my own middle school child to take part!  We are in this together. Our team is developing new resources in real time to help students keep learning at home.

Upcoming are a series of webinars taught by CRF staff and/or youth for your students (and families) to participate in. Many CRF staff members have teaching backgrounds and we are going to work with our Civic Action Project (CAP) Youth Board led by Sari Kaufman and Casey Sherman (#MarchforOurLives) to present webinars directly to students. We know that kids are missing other kids, so we are excited to have youth teaching youth.

Upcoming Live Student Webinars:

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern High School Students In This Moment in Time: Public Policy and Civic Action  CRF Sr. Program Director (and high school teacher) Sarah Badawi will facilitate a lesson from CRF's Civic Action Project focused on public policies in play and analyzing public policy. REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern Middle School Students Our Rights & Freedoms: Visitor From Outer Space This interactive lesson places students in a situation where they must choose which of the Bill of Rights they want to keep and which rights they are willing to give up. This is a great activity to teach students about fundamental rights while strengthening their speaking, listening, and collaborative skills. REGISTER HERE 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern Grades 2-4 Students My Town and The Three Branches of Government Members of CRF's Youth Board will lead a lesson for elementary students as they learn about the three branches of government. REGISTER HERE