Organizations Promoting Civic Education

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Organizations Promoting Civic Education


American Civics Center

www.americancivicscenter.com

Nonpartisan civic education organization committed to preparing citizens for active participation in democracy through visitation and education programs for middle and high school students who come to Washington, D.C.

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

www.acslaw.org

Network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policy makers, and others; aims to revitalize and transform legal and policy debates occurring in law school classrooms, federal and state courtrooms, legislative hearing rooms, and the media through student and lawyer chapters, programs, and projects at national and local levels.

Bill of Rights Institute

www.billofrightsinstitute.org

Provides curricular materials to educate middle and high school students about the ideas of America's founders, the liberties guaranteed in the nation's founding documents, and how those principles affect and shape a free society.

Center for Civic Education

www.civiced.org

Nonprofit, nonpartisan education corporation promoting a responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries; produces and disseminates curricular programs, provides professional development, and advocates for civic education.

Center for the Constitution

www.montpelier.org

Foundation-supported teaching academy, founded in 2003 at James Madison's Montpelier, offers activities in which teachers and other participants read, think, and discuss ideas related to the theory and meaning of the American Constitution.

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)

www.civicyouth.org

Conducts, collects, and funds research on the civic engagement, political participation, and civic education of young Americans from its base in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

Center on Congress

www.centeroncongress.org

Nonpartisan education center located at Indiana University helps improve the public's understanding of Congress and increase civic engagement, especially among young people, as a way to strengthen basic institutions of U.S. government.

Choices Program

www.choices.edu

Educational outreach program of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University that provides curricular resources, professional development programs, and special projects for secondary-level students. …

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