The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement

Inspiring the Next Generation of Citizens

Teaching the next generation to be engaged citizens through experiential learning in (K-8) literacy and social studies. We create the capacity for teachers to improve educational outcomes in relevant and impactful ways.

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Maggie's Civics Corner

Maggie’s Civics Corner is a tribute to the Rendell Center dog Maggie. Animals are a wonderful way to teach rights and responsibilities in a safe and welcoming way. 

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Presidential Lessons

Resources developed to engage students in discussions about the American Presidency and the voting process including the Electoral College.

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Citizenship Challenge

The Rendell Center’s Citizenship Challenge provides a unique opportunity for 4th and 5th grade classes to express themselves by answering a civics essay question regarding a current issue facing our democracy.

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Rendell Center Podcasts

Our podcast series gives you the opportunity to experience engaging information in an on-demand audio format.

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Read Aloud Lessons

Our Read Aloud Lessons give you titles and insights about the selected book to enhance your read aloud session and present civics learning in a fun, memorable way.

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March Lesson Plans and Materials

The Rendell Center has developed classroom lessons and activities that tie in with March Books One through Three.

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Literature-Based Mock Trials

The literature-based mock trial is designed to focus on the literature that the students are reading in the classroom.

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Summer Teachers' Institute

The Rendell Center provides distinctive learning opportunities for educators and significant financial assistance to help make participation possible

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Judicial Symposium

Thought leaders converge to discuss the meaning and impact of a fair and impartial judiciary

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Maggie's Civics Corner

Maggie’s Civics Corner is a tribute to the Rendell Center dog Maggie. Animals are a wonderful way to teach rights and responsibilities in a safe and welcoming way. 

Presidential Lessons Icon - White House in circle

Presidential Lessons

Resources developed to engage students in discussions about the American Presidency and the voting process including the Electoral College.

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Citizenship Challenge

The Rendell Center’s Citizenship Challenge provides a unique opportunity for 4th and 5th grade classes to express themselves by answering a civics essay question regarding a current issue facing our democracy.

Rendell Center Podcasts Logo

Rendell Center Podcasts

Our podcast series gives you the opportunity to experience engaging information in an on-demand audio format.

Read Aloud Lessons Logo

Read Aloud Lessons

Our Read Aloud Lessons give you titles and insights about the selected book to enhance your read aloud session and present civics learning in a fun, memorable way.

March Book Collection Graphic

March Lesson Plans and Materials

The Rendell Center has developed classroom lessons and activities that tie in with March Books One through Three.

Mock Trials Logo

Literature-Based Mock Trials

The literature-based mock trial is designed to focus on the literature that the students are reading in the classroom.

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Summer Teachers' Institute

The Rendell Center provides distinctive learning opportunities for educators and significant financial assistance to help make participation possible

Conversation with the Candidates Logo

Judicial Symposium

Thought leaders converge to discuss the meaning and impact of a fair and impartial judiciary

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