2024 Civic Literacy Curriculum Teacher Cohort

What is the Civic Literacy Curriculum?

The Civic Literacy Curriculum is a free resource for teaching and learning American civics that provides students with a deep knowledge of U.S. history and American civics. It contains over 100 free lessons, including the historical background, annotated primary texts, discussion prompts, and other tools to make it easy for teachers and students. Unlike most currently available civics programs that focus on action civics or civic engagement, the CLC focuses on civic knowledge, how the Constitution’s structure operates, and the founders' ideals underlying our system of government. The CLC is currently available solely in a format designed for an advanced high school level, but it has users in 39 U.S. states and territories.

Join our 2024 Cohort!

Teachers Wanted!

We will choose 28 teachers to take the seven sections of the Civic Literacy Curriculum and create a grade-banded version of our Civic Literacy Curriculum.

These teachers will represent geographic diversity and ensure that they are public, private, and charter school members.

Teachers must be subject matter experts with the appropriate certification and/or qualifications.

All US teachers are encouraged to apply!

Seven teachers will be chosen for each grade band

  • Kindergarten-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-11


Teachers chosen will be paid $3000 in total. 

This stipend will be paid in two installments

  • After lessons are completed ($1500)
  • After peer review and final edits are made. ($1500)

Cohort Requirements

  • Meet monthly from June 2024- January 2025
  • Create lessons within their grade band between June 2024-September 2024
  • Complete peer reviews of other lessons
  • Final lessons due January 2025
  • Keep proper documentation through the task management system
  • Implement lessons in their classroom and provide feedback in the form of both quantitative and qualitative data.

How Do I Apply?

Important Dates

Applications Due April 30, 2024

Cohort Members will be notified the week of May 13, 2024

First virtual meeting: June 6, 2024, at 4 pm AZ, 7 pm ET

Please note: All Meetings Are Virtual!

"Without basic civic education, we cannot expect to preserve or improve our system of government"

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Cohort Lead and Project Contact

Faculty Lead