February Civic Education Newsletter

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February 2021


With the reopening of schools being a major priority for the new administration, teachers may be wondering how to tailor their approach to reflect new political and cultural realities. We hope this brief collection of resources on Black history, impeachment, and civics can provide crucial guidance to you this month.

Educators for Social Change

A collection of lesson plans, articles, and information sites about the history of impeachment and how some educators have stepped away from the standard curriculum.


Read three experts in history and education weigh in on the lack of civic education in our schools and the danger of ignorance exemplified in the January insurrection.

Center for Racial Justice

A resource guide with a variety of lesson plans and curriculum resources centered around Black History Month. This guide includes articles that discuss the importance of teaching Black Lives Matter in our schools, the inclusion of Afro-Latinos in our Black history discussions, the struggles of Black women and girls, and the necessary inclusion of Black LGBT+ figures this month. Additional resources are linked at the bottom.

1619 Project

journalism project from Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times examining the central role of the oppression of Black people in the development of the United States.

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, gave a powerful performance at the inauguration. Click here for a thread with lesson plans that focus on her work and that of other Black poets.

*These resources are still being updated and not every link in each guide has been vetted by CDF-Texas. Please exercise discretion in identifying relevant & culturally responsive resources. Read more about intentional and equity-focused teaching in this moment here.

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