Civic Education Links provide visitors to our website an opportunity to visit national civic education and engagement organizations in the United States. These organizations provide both curriculum, programs, and in-service opportunities for educators.
Bill of Rights Institute
The Institute develops instructional material and educational programs on America's Founding documents and principles for high school American History and Civics teachers and students.
Center for Civic Education
The Center specializes in civic/citizenship education, law-related education, and international educational exchange programs for developing democracies. Programs focus on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; American political traditions and institutions at the federal, state, and local levels; constitutionalism; civic participation; and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) seeks to instill in our nation's youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society. CRF is dedicated to assuring our country's future by investing in our youth today. CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society.
iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
Street Law, Inc.
Street Law, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights. Through its philosophy and programs, people are empowered to transform democratic ideals into citizen action.
The purpose of TeachingTexas.org is to provide a tool for educators, which brings together in one place the diverse resources for teaching Texas Studies in order to both save time and promote awareness of what is available. The types of resources located on this site include: online primary and secondary sources, lesson plans, audio-visual materials, speakers and presenters, books and teaching guides, museum exhibits or programs, student programs, staff development, and special events. TeachingTexas.org is a collaborative project between the Texas State Historical Association, the Portal to Texas History, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and numerous partners.