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The WVU Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education strives to breathe new life into American civic education, through innovative scholarly practices and immersive educational programs.

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Featured Programs

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Negro Leagues "Beisbol"

A celebration of African American Baseball and Hispanic culture from 1860-1960. Learn more...

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National History Day

A contest that offers budding historians the opportunity to complete their own historical research projects. Learn More...

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Anne Frank:
A History for Today

A traveling exhibit used to educate visitors about the consequences of intolerance. Learn More...

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President Lincoln's Road Trip to WV

With Lincoln Productions visits students at local schools in WV. 
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Civics in a digital republic

A Transformative Curriculum


By Dr. Robert A. Waterson

This innovative curriculum book provides key materials, resources, and tools to help secondary educators prepare their students to be engaged citizens of their community, state, nation and world. Five complete units of instruction, based on West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives, provide meaningful lessons while being mindful of the transition from tangible text to more digital curricula:

Rights of the Individual

Freedoms of the Individual

Responsibilities of the Individual

Beliefs Concerning Societal Conditions

Financial Literacy

Pearl S. Buck Writing Contest

All students enrolled at a West Virginia college or high school are invited to apply for the Pearl S. Buck Writing Competition.

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Awards of $1,000 each will be given to an undergraduate and graduate student winner, and a high school winner will receive $250 and a scholarship to the WVU English Department’s Writers' Workshop ($600 value).