The American Promise is a terrific way to spark discussion and thinking about democracy, government and U.S. history in your classroom. We've prepared activities and projects that you can use right away, or order our FREE teaching kit for the complete set of activities. Click below to order and please specify if you want the middle/high school version or our new K-5 version. The K-5 version is available in DVD or VHS format, middle/high school is available only in VHS at this time.
Quick Start
Activities that you can use in your classroom -- right now. Just select a subject area from the list below for some sample lessons:


U.S. History

Social Studies




World History

Service Learning

Teaching Guide
Learn more about the
9 acts of The American Promise by downloading printer-friendly PDF activity components
from each act.




Hard Choices





Common Ground

Guide Support
Download valuable support components taken directly from The American Promise Teaching Guide.

A Letter from
Famers Insurance

Table of Contents

Introduction to The American Promise

How to use the
Teaching Guide

Service Learning

Citizenship Education for the 21st Century

9 Challenges of Democracy

Textbook Sources


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Click Here to order a copy of The American Promise Teaching Guide, 170 pages of activities, teaching tips and projects.
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