Colorado Center for Civic Learning and Engagement

Promoting Civic Education in Colorado's K-12 Schools.

Resources: Colorado Partners

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Lessons on Local Government K-12 Lessons focused on local government in CO

Ginsburg Scalia Initiative  A project provided by Attorney General Phil Weiser to advance a culture of respectful engagement towards one another, particularly towards those with whom we disagree. Includes a short documentary that follows four Coloradans with different political views as they engage in thoughtful and personal discussions as part of the Unify Challenge for Colorado. High School lesson plans use the documentary as a jumping off point for civil discourse practice in the classroom.

Social Studies | Colorado Department of Education Standards for P-12 and resource links

Amplifying Student Voices – Resources for Action Civics &  Youth  Activism

Policy Presentation Rubric Folder with “scorecard” (one long page) and “training rubric” (3 pages, more explanation) Curriculum resources

Colorado Council for the Social Studies Social Studies opportunities for K-12

Teaching Primary Sources MSU Denver K-12 regional connection to the Library of Congress

History Colorado K-12 programs and online resources

Colorado Youth Congress High school student leaders working to drive systems change

Colorado Student Leaders Institute An academic summer residential program for high school students working to become quality leaders & promote & inspire a strong USA.

Colorado Youth Advisory Council High school student leaders network which meets with state legislature, weighing in on issues and recommending policy

Project VOYCE Partners with youth to cultivate leadership that addresses the root causes of inequity by training, employing, organizing, and building equitable youth-adult partnerships.

National History Day in Colorado 4-12 students participate in a project-based learning curriculum and competition, as individuals or groups, in five different categories

GeoCivics focused on redistricting and issues where Civics and Geography intersect.

Colorado Judicial Learning Center Offers tours, online lessons, games, focused on the justice system in Colorado

Economic Literacy Colorado K-12 economic & personal financial resources & opportunities 

PeaceJam Rocky Mountain An international education program that uses the stories of 14 Nobel Laureates to inspire youth to change the world.

Our Courts Colorado 6-12 video and live presentations about how the courts function

Colorado Goes Supreme Civic lessons from Colorado’s Attorney General

Colorado Encyclopedia An ever expanding list of resources leveled for 4th, 8th, and 10th grade reading levels.

William E. Hewit Institute Institute for History and Social Science Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Offers excellent workshops for K-12 educators, including workshops with strong Civics components. See GeoCivics: The Politics and Geographies of America’s Electoral System: 2022 Educators Conference

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain

Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado