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Massachusetts Civics Project Showcases

Registration for our spring Civics Project Showcases is now open! The deadline is March 15, 2024.

Video highlights from DESE's 2023 Massachusetts Civics Project Showcase.

This spring, DESE is excited to celebrate the work of 8th-12th grade civics students across the state! Through "science fair-style" showcases, students will have the opportunity to share their civics projects with local community advisors and each other, receive feedback on their work, and be recognized for their civic engagement.

This year, DESE will be hosting three regional Civics Project Showcases. These events will run 9:30am–1:30pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 28: Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA)
  • Monday, June 3: DCU Center (Worcester, MA)
  • Friday, June 7: UMass Amherst (Amherst, MA)

See the FAQ below for more details about the Civics Project Showcases and how to register. If you have additional questions, please email Rebekah Judson .

Note for districts partnering with Generation Citizen: Our partner organization, Generation Citizen, will be hosting their annual Civics Day on Monday, May 20, 2024 at the EMK Institute in Boston for all Generation Citizen (GC) school and district partners. If you are a GC partner (your students are using GC's Action Civics curriculum), please complete this form by March 15, 2024. You can reach out to Adam Westbrook, GC Program Director, with any questions .

Planning for the Civics Project Showcases

Last Updated: February 21, 2024

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