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January 16, 2018

Why use digital storytelling to teach civics and foster civic engagement? And what does that have to do with Clarence Earl Gideon?

Stories of real people and real events are most often what the Supreme Court uses to interpret the US Constitution and shape our most fundamental rights. […]
August 30, 2017

Transforming students into engaged citizens

Civics education and digital storytelling both have a vital and tremendous role to play in addressing and changing the disparity and debilitation that so many of […]
August 30, 2017

The Nitty Gritty

Civic Life Project teaches civics education in high school classrooms through documentary filmmaking. We bring civics education to life and deeply empower each student’s sense of […]
August 4, 2017

Care About Civics?

If we care about our democracy, about the environment, our future Supreme Court or who will be our next president we should all care about Civic […]
April 27, 2017

Community Conversations

Students screen their films and lead “Community Conversations,” a process we teach that transforms issue discussions into vibrant and dynamic interchanges. It’s one of the things […]
April 26, 2017

To infinity and beyond!

Young people everywhere are waking up to the idea that they can be part of the democratic process. Now, more than ever, it is important to […]
April 25, 2017

Dynamic and Student-Centric

Projects that tap into a student’s own interests elicit more consistent engagement. Video storytelling is a widely popular form of social media engagement for students. This […]
April 22, 2017

Finding Their Voice

Now more than ever it’s essential that we teach the values and ideals of Democracy and inculcate the passion and tools for civic engagement in our […]
April 13, 2017

Civics ed via digital storytelling

Hey yo, I’m just like my country I’m young, scrappy and hungry And I’m not throwing away my shot! -Lin-Manuel Miranda, “My Shot” Independent civil discourse […]
Civic Life Project and Youth Film Challenge