July 2021 Civic Education Newsletter

>>>>July 2021 Civic Education Newsletter
July 2021 Civic Education Newsletter2021-06-29T13:22:36-06:00

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July 2021


As teachers build their lesson plans this summer, they face the responsibility of teaching through the ongoing democratic crisis and supporting their students to become lifelong civic participants. We welcome you to use these free resources shape an inclusive and culturally competent classroom.

Learning for Justice

As Juneteenth becomes nationally recognized, it’s important that we remember the fight is far from over. This high school lesson plan covers Frederick Douglass’ speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”


Trying to make teaching government more engaging for your students? Try this game from iCivics. Navigate the three branches of government by choosing priorities, actions, and gathering public support!

Youth In Front

This course teaches educators about the historical context of student-led activism and how to support and equip their students.

Educators For Social Change

As Pride Month comes to a close, use these article and resources to reflect on and teach the history of Pride and how discrimination continues to impact the lives of the LGBT+ community.

Learning for Justice

As states across the country try to limit the ways we talk about slavery, it is important that we teach truthful versions of history. Learning for Justice has both a K-5 framework and a 6-12 framework that both include texts, tools, quizzes, and more.

*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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