NCDD friends, the Bridge Alliance and Citizen Connect, recently shared an opportunity from Forum for Democracy USA to access a free civics education pilot program. This three-month-long pilot begins this month, and will include lesson plans and grading rubrics to support discussion and debate related to civics, public policy, journalism, and more. If you sign up by February 15th, educators licenses for the program are available for free until April. Learn more about the opportunity in the post below and on FFD's site here.
Introducing a Free Civics-Ed Pilot Program!
Forum for Democracy USA (FFD) is offering the Bridge Alliance and Citizen Connect community free access to its licensed curriculum during a three-month national pilot program starting January 2024.
FFD is a non-partisan, mission-driven, Public Benefit LLC committed to empowering students to become informed and engaged citizens capable of promoting the welfare of the people, the health of the planet and the preservation of our representative democracy.
The pilot program provides pro-democracy organizations, educators and their students free access to project-based lesson plans and grading rubrics for organizations that discuss and debate public policy issues, as well as civics, journalism, speech and debate classes.
The civic-tech program can be experienced safely in person or online. During the three-month pilot program, we recommend that group leaders and educators focus on the learning module called Chief Justice, where participants role play as courtroom attorneys and debate timely public policy issues in a mock trial format.
Sign up by February 15 for your free Educator Licenses (valued at up to $24 per student or participant) active through April 15, 2024. Choose one of the Educator License options at www.ffdusa.org/store and enter this promo code to receive a 100% discount off the purchase price: FFDBridge24
All Bridge Alliance and Citizen Connect members also are invited to participate in FFD's National Polling Project by signing up for free at the FFD website and voting on timely questions presented weekly in our three Forums – Chief Justice, Capitol Hill and Head of State. Each poll question is active for three weeks and includes relevant videos exploring the current topics. Beginning in 2024, FFD plans to deliver the aggregated data to the corridors of power in Washington, DC. Click here for a downloadable flyer!