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Department of Education
Heroes Hall at the OC Fair & Event Center is a free, permanent, year-round museum with exhibitions, performances, and educational programs that celebrate the legacy of Orange County veterans and others who have served our nation. The two-story exhibition space will rotate themes semi-annually with each focusing on an aspect of the personal stories and experiences of veterans.
Holocaust Art and Writing Contest
Schools are invited to participate in the 25th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest website, the theme of which is Answering the Call of Memory, Choosing to Act.
Students will be eligible to win a first-prize award of $400 in each category. Educators and schools will also be eligible to win a first prize of $200 each. First-place student winners in the United States, their parents/ guardians, and teachers will be invited to participate in an expense-paid study trip to visit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Japanese American National Museum, and other sites in Los Angeles, as well as to meet with members of The 1939 Society, a community of Holocaust survivors, descendants, and friends. Funding permitting, this year’s U.S. winning participants will be joined by first-place students outside the United States. In addition, first-place student entries will be posted on Chapman University’s contest website.
Submit your school's entries beginning December 4, 2023. All submissions must be postmarked by February 2, 2024, or submitted digitally by February 5, 2023.
Attend the awards ceremony at 11 am. on March 15, 2024. Local student representatives must attend in person or via live stream to receive prizes and be eligible for the study trip.
National Endowment of the Humanities Grants
NEH offers a variety of grants programmed to individuals and organizations that do the highest quality of work to promote humanities.
National Endowment of the Humanities Grants website.
2021 Civics Contest Announcement
The United States District Court and United States Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California are excited to announce the 2021 Civics Contest (Local Contest) for high school students in conjunction with the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest (circuit-level contest). This essay and video contest offers cash prizes and a chance to meet some of the nation's preeminent jurists and legal practitioners. Entries accepted beginning February 1, 2021. The deadline for entries is March 17, 2021. Sponsored by the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit.
Download flyer here.
Teaching about the Holocaust: Southern California Teacher Forum on Holocaust Education
Every year the United States Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC), will present "Teaching about the Holocaust: Southern California Teacher Forum on Holocaust Education, a three-day teacher professional development forum. The program will take place at USC and is offered free to teachers. More information can be found by visiting United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation website.