Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers sends expert U.S. K-12 teachers and educators to participating countries to support projects identified by U.S. embassies and Fulbright commissions in schools, teacher training colleges, government ministries or educational nongovernmental organizations.
Constitutional Rights Foundation’s program provides project-based learning model for civics
The Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Civic Action Project (CAP) is a national project-based learning model for civics and government courses. The program helps students see the relevancy of civics content in the real world as they choose an issue that matters to them, make policy connections, and take “civic actions” to address their chosen concern. CAP provides teachers with core lessons that prepare students for their projects, deepening their understanding about issues, the role of public policy in addressing issues, and the roles of citizens and government in creating lasting change. Each year student surveys indicate that over 90% of students experienced an increase in knowledge about government, gained critical thinking, presentation, and communication skills, felt that CAP made them understand the need for informed and engaged citizens, and that they believe that they can be effective and active members of our democracy. CAP is free to all middle and high school teachers. It provides standards-aligned lessons to prepare students and a Planner to guide students through their projects.