National Organizations

American Antiquarian Society

The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. Resource for all ages.

Annenberg Foundation for Civic Education is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan program of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

Bill of Rights Institute

The Bill of Rights Institute is a civic education organization with a network of over 50,000 history and civics educators, thousands of classroom-ready history and civics resources, and annual student and teacher programming.

Constitutional Rights Foundation

Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) seeks to instill in our nation’s youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society. CRF is dedicated to assuring our country’s future by investing in our youth today. Resource for all ages.

Democratic Knowledge Project

We use Harvard’s resources combined with on-the-ground teacher expertise to identify, strengthen, and disseminate the knowledge, skills, and capacities civic actors need to sustain healthy democratic life. For all ages, aimed at teachers.

Discovering Justice

We bring students and communities together to examine the workings of the justice system, explore the ideals of justice, and prepare them to engage in our democracy. For all ages.

Education Development Center

Education Development Center (EDC) advances lasting solutions to the most pressing educational, health, and workforce challenges across the globe. Our work is guided by evidence, empathy, and experience. For all ages.

Emerging America

Emerging America supports K-12 history educators and students – especially struggling learners – to develop skills of inquiry, exploration, and interpretation of the past through primary sources. For all ages, teacher and student focus.

Facing History and Ourselves

Together we are creating the next generation of leaders who will build a world based on knowledge and compassion, the foundation for more democratic, equitable, and just societies. For all ages, students and teachers.

Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen is working to transform civics education so that young people are equipped and inspired to exercise their civic power. For High School students and teachers.


iCivics champions equitable, non-partisan civic education so that the practice of democracy is learned by each new generation. We work to inspire life-long civic engagement by providing high quality and engaging civics resources to teachers and students across our nation. For all grades.

James Madison Foundation

The goal of the James Madison Fellowship is to help secondary level history, government, and civics teachers to become outstanding educators of the U.S. Constitution.

Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources

Since 2006, the Library has awarded Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) grants to build a nationwide network of organizations that deliver educational programming, and create teaching materials and tools based on the Library’s digitized primary sources and other online resources.

Media Literacy Now

Media Literacy Now is leading the grassroots movement to create a public education system that ensures all students learn the 21st century literacy skills they need for health, well-being, economic participation, and citizenship.

National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling our congressional charter “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a nonpartisan basis in order to increase awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”

National Endowment of the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Street Law

Street Law is a global program of legal and civics education geared at secondary school students.

Teach Plus

We grow and empower teacher leaders to create an equitable education system for students. For all grades, specifically for teachers.

United for Social Change

United 4 Social Change expands access to an interdisciplinary civics education that enlights students about social issues, ignites their passion, and unites them in action, fostering a new generation of engaged and informed leaders who actively contribute to the democratic process. For Middle and High school students, including students and teachers.

United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States and consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

United States Office of the President

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States.

United States Supreme Court

The Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. Resource for all ages.