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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