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Civics education resources for teachers to aid in remote learning available at MissouriLawyersHelp.org

As teachers and students adjust to remote learning systems due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Missouri Bar’s Citizenship Education program of is making a variety of civics education presentations, assignments and programs available for use by Missouri educators immediately. 

Dr. Tony Simones, the state bar’s citizenship education director, said these presentations and programs address broad constitutional themes as well as specific issues dealing with freedom of speech and the presidency. 

“These resources are designed to provide information and challenge students to think critically about the material,” Simones said. “The purpose is to create a more compelling and interesting educational experience and prepare students to be active and involved citizens in future years.” 

Simones said providing civics education materials, especially materials related to learning about the Constitution, is an ongoing project of The Missouri Bar, but noted the pandemic has created a need for teachers and students to have access to materials now. 

The materials are available in the Teacher Resources section of MissouriLawyersHelp.org in the Resource Center for Learning About Government.