IT TAKES YOUR STORY TO TELL THE WHOLE STORY

There are many ways to participate in Civic Season. By adding your voice, holding your own events, and sharing your experience, you can shape this new tradition—and help others discover their role in the American story.

Check out how we got here and why Civic Season matters now.

What Do You Think Is Worth Celebrating Today?

Submit a response to one of our video prompts.

Let's Do It

Easy Ways to Add Your Voice

Not sure where to begin? Here are some quick ideas:

Take the quiz to find your civic strengths and where to get started.

Play Civic Season Bingo and print or share cards with others.

How do you celebrate? Mark off your “This Or That” card.

Spark Discussion

The themes for the first Civic Season were generated through Socratic Dialogue conversations with students, historians and civic practitioners.

Host Your Own Conversation

We encourage you to hold conversations in your community and with family and friends, and have provided a simple How-To Guide to make it easy. Feel free to share the outcomes of your conversations with us at info@historymadebyus.org.

For Educators

Continue momentum with civic learning throughout the summer with this Civic Season guide for students and teachers from our partners at New American History. Get the Teacher Guide or Student Guide.

Use the Graphic

  • Mount the printed graphic on a wall or movable whiteboard and invite people to add sticky notes with their reflections
  • Set up a selfie station for people to take photos and tag #CivicSeason
  • Add a prompt above or below, like “What’s worth celebrating to you?”

Meet Us on Clubhouse

What should this new tradition look like – and how can our past set us up for a better future? We held a Socratic Dialogue conversation in History Club on Clubhouse, on Thursday June 3rd. Hear what people had to share from many varied perspectives.

Podcast Coming Soon

Freedom – it’s more than a piece of paper. How can we redefine independence, freedom and rights with a new annual #CivicSeason that looks back at our past, and informs our future? Join Made By Us in History Club for a deep dive into freedom, ahead of Juneteenth and the 4th of July. Thursday, June 17th, 10pm EDT. All are welcome to join and participate.

Podcast Coming Soon

REWIND. REFLECT. REIMAGINE.

There are hundreds of ways to get involved.

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