The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement invites you to discover the many ways we are Inspiring the Next Generation of Citizens.
A symposium that examines the issues and answers key questions
The fair and impartial judiciary is a pillar of the American constitutional system. It guarantees that citizens are governed by the rule of law, rather than by the whims of the powerful. Yet Americans increasingly view the judiciary as an extension of the political system. Trust in the judiciary is at a crisis level, with criticism sounding from all sides.
The annual Citizenship Challenge is a unique opportunity for 4-5th grade classes in Philadelphia to express themselves regarding a current issue facing our democracy.
Lesson Plans and Materials
Inspire and educate your students with our literature-based civic lessons, STAR discussion cards and monthly civics activities. All activities blend literacy and civics and are sure to inspire and motivate your students.
Literature-Based Mock Trials
An easy-to-follow instructional framework for K-8 educators on how to develop a literature based mock trial in the classroom with their students. The Center’s Manual guides the teacher through the fun but educational process.
In addition to our week-long Summer Institute K-12 Teachers offered annually, The Rendell Center also offers one-day, half-day professional development opportunities for teachers on our curriculum and constitutional content.