Today, learning is often seen as one step toward the passing of tests, or perhaps as an indicator of how good (or not so good) a particular school is. But, as our Founding Parents knew, it is really more about our personal and national identity.

“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”  - George Washington

 

Citizenship Constitution Program Overview
•    Schools Served: All public and private schools in Solano, Napa, and Yolo Counties.
•    Current Number of Students in Program: Approximately 30,000. All 5th, 8th and 11th grade students in American Government and History in the above counties.
•    Students Served since Inception: More than 175,000.
•    Annual Cost Per Student: Approximately $.35 cents per Student.

 

 Tools of Learning Citizenship learning materials

 The Tools of Learning Citizenship Team helps provide materials for learning about the founding documents of our Nation. Rick Horton of OFFCO-Offset Printing Co. of Fairfield, CA produces "The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of The United States" booklets for us. Over 6000 copies were given to local schools during the 2013-14 school year. You can click on the picture of the booklet to download free pdf copy right now.

 We also offer a free version of the 2 hour movie “A More Perfect Union” to schools and other educational groups. The movie was filmed at Independence Hall, Williamsburg, Virgina, and other historical sites. it is a well produced and historically accurate portrayal of the heated debates that resulted in the Constitution of the United States.

The movie is also sold on the National Center for Constitutional Studies. You can download a free Teacher's Guide for the movie and read more about their products including free online courses at their website.

 

 Other Tools of Learning Citizenship educational sources

Many excellent free or inexpensive sources of learning materials can be found on the internet. Citizenship team member Bob Jarvis created a facebook page with several items that may be useful in your studies or teaching.

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