Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics

The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics was established to honor Ambassador Leonore Annenberg’s lifelong dedication to public service and civics education. The Institute’s signature programs for high school students include AnnenbergClassroom.org, which hosts the Student Voices’ Speak Outs and, in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, an award-winning curriculum of online videos and games on the Constitution. In January 2012, Annenberg Classroom will launch a political literacy site for teens called FlackCheck.org. For more information on LAIC’s programs please visit: www.AnnenbergClassroom.org.

    Americans know surprisingly little about their government, survey finds

    Americans show great uncertainty when it comes to answering basic questions about how their government works, a survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found. The survey was released for Constitution Day, Sept. 17, in conjunction with the launch of the Civics Renewal Network.

      Civics Renewal Network launches on Constitution Day

      Constitution Day, Wednesday, Sept. 17, and the 225th anniversary of the drafting of the Bill of Rights will be celebrated by events spanning the nation, including naturalization ceremonies at iconic sites, students taking the “Preamble Challenge,” a panel in Washington examining the role of civics in American life, and the start-up of an online resource for civics education. The daylong commemoration will launch the Civics Renewal Network, a collaboration among 26 groups, including the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

        Annenberg Classroom documentaries win CINE Golden Eagle awards

        Annenberg Classroom’s documentaries “The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona” and “Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio” have received the CINE Golden Eagle Award. The 25-minute film “The Right to Remain Silent” details the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona, the landmark decision that ensured the right to consult an attorney and
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