Civics Series

Dates: April 21, 28, and May 5
Location: Online

The Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives and the National Archives Foundation are pleased to provide free online civics workshop series for California educators. Each session runs for approximately one hour.

6 Big Ideas in the U.S. Constitution (April 21)
Using primary sources, educators will learn a new way to teach the study of the U.S. Constitution and the significance of six big ideas contained in it.

In their own words: Women’s petitions to congress in the (April 28)
Analyze women’s petitions to Congress from five different eras to identify the issues women petitioned about and place them into context of their time.

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Black American Lives in the Jim Crow Era (May 5)
Students analyze documents from the holdings of the National Archives to assess the impact of legalized racial segregation on the lives of Black Americans from 1944 – 1960.

*NOTE: Teachers can register for one, two or all three sessions. You will select dates in section 2 of the form below. Questions? Contact Jim Doumas at