Educating for American Democracy

The CPTL 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 key concepts. It offers a vision for the integration of history and civic education throughout grades K–12.

After years of polarization, the United States is highly divided, and there is widespread loss of confidence in our very form of government and civic order. For many decades, we have neglected civics and history, and 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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Calling all Arizona Board of Educators!

The Educating for American Democracy (EAD) Workshop is happening this April 8th!

We are hosting a workshop where education policymakers and curriculum vendors can deepen their understanding of the ways in which the Educating for American Democracy (EAD) national civics education initiative can help civic participation.

This event is happening on Friday, April 8th, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at ASU Tempe.

Apply by Monday, April 4th to attend and be aware that space is limited, so apply early!

Apply here! Workshop Details.

Listen to and Learn from our EAD Podcast

Rebuilding Arizona Civics, our new EAD podcast will release episodes every 2 weeks!

Join us as we dive into the Educating for American Democracy (EAD) Roadmap and discuss how this advisory document can help shape the future of Arizona civic education. 

Coming soon: We will be showcasing all of this hard work on a new blog page to keep our Civic Champions connected so keep an eye out to be the first in the know.


Be a part of this new way to teach and learn while you can. Sign-up now to get access to our next episode that drops on Monday, April 11th!

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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