Digital Civics Toolkit
Young people often use digital media to express themselves and support causes that are important to them. The Digital Civics Toolkit offers resources that educators can use to support youth in using digital media in their civic lives. The toolkit explores a range of civic opportunities and dilemmas via five modules focused on exploring community issues, investigation, dialogue, voice, and action.
Smithsonian's History Explorer has a collection of American history and social studies lessons and activities called American Experiments. Topics include what it means to be a good citizen; the history of citizen participation, debate, and compromise; and shared American ideals. Lessons are categorized by grade band and are aligned with national social studies standards.
ACT Now Illinois has created a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) guidebook with resources to help afterschool programs fund STEM activities, access professional development, and develop curriculum and activities. The organization is also offering a webinar series on STEM professional development.
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International Game Technology’s (IGT) After School Advantage Program aims to close the digital divide by providing funding for digital learning centers for nonprofit organizations and public schools. Each digital learning center is customized to the needs of individual grantees. Learn more on the IGT website.
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