Educating for American Democracy

Paid Professional Development for Teachers!

ASU's Center for American Civics is hosting workshops for teachers to receive an introduction to the EAD Roadmap and its incredible library of civic education resources for K-12 teachers. Teachers can earn a $350 stipend for attending a workshop, completing a lesson in their own classrooms with a focus on civics education, and completing a brief post-workshop reflection on the experience. When workshops are held on an ASU site, meals and parking are provided, so there is no cost to participants for attending.

The workshops will also include content seminars from the faculty of ASU's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership on topics relevant to K-12 Social Studies education, so that teachers can get the chance to develop their content expertise in addition to the introduction to the EAD's teacher resources.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Wednesday, November 1st, 4:00 to 9:00 PM, ASU Chandler Innovation Center - "Democracy, Patriotism, and the Civil War: Lincoln and Whitman on Love of Country" with Professor Luke Perez

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  • Saturday, January 20th, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Virtual on Zoom - "American National Identity" with Professor Matthew Slaboch

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  • Wednesday, March 27th, 4:00 to 9:00 PM, ASU Tempe Campus - "Westward Expansion and Indian Removal Policies of the 19th Century" with Professor Aaron Kushner

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  • Saturday, May 30th, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, ASU Tempe Campus - "21st Century American Security Challenges" with COL Bruce Pagel

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The Center for American Civics is officially an Educating for American Democracy (EAD) roadmap champion, partner, and advocate.

The EAD Roadmap is an inquiry-based content framework for excellence in civic and history education for all learners that is organized by major themes and questions supported by critical concepts. It offers a vision for integrating history and civic education throughout grades K–12.

After years of polarization, the United States is highly divided, and there is a widespread loss of confidence in our very form of government and civic order. For many decades, we have neglected civics and history. We now have a citizenry and electorate who are poorly prepared to understand, appreciate, and use our form of government and civic life.

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What is EAD?

How to Teach Civics

  • Inspire students to want to become involved in the constitutional democracy and help to sustain our Republic 
  • Tell a full and complete narrative of America’s plural yet shared story 
  • Celebrate the compromises needed to make our constitutional democracy work 
  • Cultivate civic honesty and patriotism that leaves space to both love and critique this country
  • Teach history and civics both through a timeline of events and the themes that run through those events

EAD Roadmap

•    Civic Participation
•    Our Changing Landscape
•    We the People
•    A New Government and Constitution
•    Institutional and Social Transformation
•    A People in the World
•    Contemporary Debates and Possibilities