AUGUST 27, 2019
iCivics and Discovery Education Invite Students and Teachers to Explore the United States Constitution and Their Constitutional Rights Through a Unique Virtual Viewing Party
--No-Cost, One-of-a-Kind Virtual Experience to Help Students and Teachers Observe
Constitution Day 2019--
Silver Spring, MD (August 27, 2019) — On September 17th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST, iCivics, the nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O’Connor to ensure that every student in America develops the knowledge they need for civic participation, will partner with Discovery Education, the leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms to present a special virtual viewing party for students and teachers in observance of Constitution Day 2019.
During this unique, no-cost event entitled Constitution Day 2019: Find Your Voice, teachers and students will explore the United States’ Constitution, examine the rights the Constitution guarantees all Americans, and investigate ways today’s students can participate in civic life.
Among the special guests participating in this virtual viewing party are:
- Mary Beth Tinker, noted American free speech activist, who will discuss her experiences fighting for her First Amendment rights and share with students how to make their voices heard,
- Michael A. Brown, Esq., a celebrated Baltimore, MD, attorney who will share with participants how their right to free speech is protected by the Constitution, and
- Zarea Boyde, a 12th grade student in the Law and Public Policy Academy at the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, DC, who will share how she is advocating for positive social change in her community.
To register to participate in Constitution Day 2019: Find Your Voice, and to receive additional materials supporting Constitution Day-related classroom activities and instruction, visit the Constitution Day 2019: Find Your Voice registration page.
“iCivics is excited to partner with Discovery Education to produce this engaging new virtual experience,” said Chief Education Officer, Dr. Emma Humphries. “Our founder, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, once said ‘The practice of democracy is not passed down through the gene pool. It must be taught and learned anew by each generation.’ This sentiment continues to be true today, and this virtual viewing party is part of our ongoing effort to prepare students to participate in the civic life of our nation.”
Following the Virtual Viewing Party, Constitution Day 2019: Find Your Voice will be made available to users of the latest generation of the award-winning Discovery Education Streaming Plus, Discovery Education Experience, Discovery Education’s Social Studies digital curriculum, and the iCivics platform.
“Discovery Education is proud to collaborate with iCivics to present Constitution Day 2019: Find Your Voice to students nationwide,” said Discovery Education President of K-12 Education Scott Kinney. “This unique event offers an unparalleled opportunity for students of all ages to consider how they can more deeply engage in the civic life of our nation, and we invite all educators to make time to participate in this special event.”
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics in 2009 to transform the field through innovative, free educational video games and lessons that teach students to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life. Today, iCivics is the nation’s largest provider of civic education curriculum, with our resources used by over 100,000 educators and more than 6.25 million students each year nationwide. Visit www.icivics.org to learn more.