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 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 HEREWednesday, 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