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iCivics, Inc. (Cambridge, MA 02141-1057)
Kelly Leahy Whitney (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Louise Dube (Co Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg (Co Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Paul O. Carrese (Co Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Peter Levine (Co Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Danielle Allen (Co Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Jane Kamensky (Co Project Director: February 2020 to present)
Tammy Waller (Co Project Director: November 2020 to present)
Educating for American Democracy: A Roadmap for Excellence in History and Civics Education for All Learners

The civics field has long lacked a structure for content and pedagogy experts to collaborate on excellent curricular resources and guidance for the nation on civic and history (C&H) education. This project has three objectives: Discovery (evaluating the current state of C&H curricula and resources); Generation (creating a Roadmap for excellence in C&H education); and Dissemination (discussing and sharing the Roadmap). We expect far-reaching impact by harnessing each PI's diverse and influential networks to increase public awareness of the report and use of its recommendations in districts and schools, especially those serving low-income and rural students. The goal is to lay a foundation for all learners to grasp the value of their American democracy – its past failures and present challenges included – and give them a sense of connection and ownership of this democracy. All students must be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and capacities needed to sustain a thriving republic.

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Project fields:
American Studies; Social Sciences, General; U.S. History

Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)

Education Programs

$1,100,000 (approved)
$1,100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 12/31/2021