Making Democracy Work

Resources for Civic Education

This section contains resources for civic education for use by teachers.

League of Women Voters thanks donors to Civic Education Fund

The League thanks the following businesses, foundations and organizations for their donations to the League of Women Voters Civic Education Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. Thanks to their generosity we have been able to award four school districts with grants to support worthwhile experiential learning opportunities in civic education.


Ranney and Rimington, Custom Building

Unique Properties

The Cape Cod Foundation

The Briggs Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation

The Clifford Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation

League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area Through The Helen S. Aaron Educational Trust

League of Women Voters of Falmouth

Individual Anonymous Donors

League Awards 2016 Civic Education Grants

The League of Women Voters Civic Education Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation has awarded grants for the 2016 grant cycle to 2 Cape area school districts. The districts are: Barnstable & Dennis-Yarmouth. See attachment to learn about the projects. click here

LWV Civic Education Fund of the Cape Cop Foundation

Middle school or high school teachers are eligible to develop a grant proposal for an action civics project that will enhance or expand civics education for students. A central office curriculum leader must approve the curriculum proposal before it can be submitted. Grants are awarded to the school district for the purpose of administering the money for the awarded project. Some examples include: field trip money, entrance fees for students, consultant fees for leadership development for students, fees for a special program for students, a professional development experience for teachers that will help them offer action civics curriculum. Click here to see an information sheet about the grant. Go to and click on receive to find an online application for the LWV Civic Education Fund.


"Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools," a report available from

"Connecting Youth and Strengthening Communities: The Data Behind Civic Engagement and Economic Opportunity," a report available from

Teaching Resources

A collection of online resources from the Annenberg Policy Center and its partners:

A collection of film media available on line through PBS at