The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement invites you to discover the many ways we are Inspiring the Next Generation of Citizens.
Fair & Impartial Judiciary Symposium
Thought leaders converged to discuss the meaning and impact of a fair and impartial judiciary. The symposium brought lawyers, scholars, judges and thought leaders to the Penn Law School on October 26, 2019 to address vital questions in a series of panels, including a day-closing keynote session with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy. Watch video for all of the sessions
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.