Vassal Lane Upper School eighth-grader Bodie Morein toggled her laptop mouse, marching Brianna Little, her video game heroine, to a fort in New York state during revolutionary times. A crowd formed, chanting:
“If I say, ‘This is our,’ you say ‘Petition!’ ”
“If I say ‘Stamp Act,’ you say ‘No consent!’ ”
The game, “Portrait of a Tyrant,” is a small part of a year-long civics education curriculum with high stakes — the future of civics knowledge, identity, and engagement — for Morein’s class and students...
Danielle Allen was the keynote speaker at the 243rd Lantern Ceremony at Old North Church, which commemorates the night that two lanterns were hung in the steeple to signal that the British regulars were moving "by sea." Click here for video of the full...
This spring a small but significant political battle played out in the Louisiana Statehouse. Lawmakers shelved a Louisiana house bill requiring that fourth through sixth graders in public schools begin their day by reciting two-thirds of the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence. The debate reveals both how poorly equipped we are as a nation to understand even our founding document and what a hard time we’re having reinventing civic education for a new millennium.... Read more about Civic Education and the Declaration of Independence
The mission of the Declaration Resources Project is to create innovative and informative resources about the Declaration of Independence. Our goal is to encourage and equip individuals to engage with the text and context of the Declaration in new ways.