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Teachers, How Much Do You Know?

Become an iCivics Fellow!
Deadline to Apply is August 1, 2024

Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
1. 5th - 12th-grade social studies or civics teacher in California
2. Interested in being a teacher-leader and facilitating social studies and civics professional
development in your district, county, or state
3. Interested in being part of a community of practice that transforms social studies and civics
teaching and learning

LEARN MORE & APPLY BY AUGUST 1

Watch and Learn on Demand:

You don't have to go to law school to feel confident talking to your students about government. These DIY learning materials will help you understand more about the importance of civic learning. 

Video: Using iCivics In Your History Classroom

Most educators know what iCivics is, but how to introduce and deploy these lessons is a mystery for some. This video demonstrates how easy it is to spend just a little bit of time delivering lessons that make an impact and build civic literacy.  

Video: Why it Matters
Less than half of all eligible voters show up on Election Day. Mo Rocca talks with Supreme Court Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch about how we got here, and how we turn it around by bringing back civics education.
Source: CBS Sunday Morning

Video: Restoring Faith in Democracy
There's a new way of teaching Constitutional Democracy. Instead of learning dates and milestones, engaging students in the history of "collaborative federalism" helps students develop inquiry, define fairness, and debate in a positive way. 

Source: PBS News Hour 

Video: Fair and Free

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the Informed Voters Project produced this Emmy Award-winning public service piece. 
 

This video will help you understand the importance of selecting and retaining impartial state court judges. This five-minute investment will prepare you to speak more confidently with your students about the role of the courts. 

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