Inspired by local and regional events over the past two years, the first-ever national Civic Learning Week (March 6-10, 2023) seeks to highlight the importance of civic education in sustaining and strengthening constitutional democracy in the United States. By emphasizing the civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that provide the foundation for an informed and engaged populace, Civic Learning Week aims to energize the movement to prioritize civic education across the country. Programming throughout the week will validate the contributions of educators to our nation, celebrate civic learning as a dedicated field, and disseminate the great work of organizations and leaders in the field.
CivXNow Coalition members have stepped up to promote these goals with many powerful events and diverse strategies, including:
⭐️ In-person events, such as the week’s opening forum at the National Archives, state events, exhibits, and in-person programming at museums and cultural institutions.
⭐️ Thought-provoking online events on topics ranging from disability history to a conversation with best-selling author and diplomat Richard Haass.
⭐️ Social media events featuring Former Members of Congress who will share their appreciation for their civics teachers, a collaborative event by several partners to show appreciation for civic learning all-stars, and an #sschat.
To learn more about these and many other great programs, please visit our Civic Learning Week calendar.