The Civic Renewal through Education for Agency, Tolerance, and Engagement (CREATE) is an innovative approach to instruction, student learning and professional development in civics, that integrates American history, geography, government, and media literacy.

In cooperation with Muncie Community Schools (MCS), Ball State developed CREATE as an innovative approach to instruction, student learning, and professional development in civics that will integrate American history, geography, government, and media literacy.

CREATE seeks to cultivate a community of educators, administrators, and those with similar concerns, and will provide opportunities through a series of monthly workshops designed to equip educators with curricular resources, pedagogical strategies, and relational tools to help teachers guide inclusive, respectful discussions about fundamental civics and historical subjects—both in and outside the classroom.

CREATE February 2023 Newsletter

(A list of hyperlinks from the newsletter can be found at the bottom of the page.)

Hyperlinks from the Newsletter

  • CREATE can provide up to $2,000 in financial support to MCS teachers for field trips and innovative activi-ties. Contact CREATE Project Director Donna Browne at 765-285-8556 or for an application form or apply online.
  • Children can tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe the House of Representatives in session, and meet their legislator. Get young Hoosiers interested in and engaged with state government! Apply here.
  • The Indiana Council on the Social Studies will hold its annual conference on Friday, February 24, at the Indiana Landmarks Center-Cook Theater in downtown Indianapolis at 1201 Central Avenue.
  • Visit the CREATE website.
  • Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government provides a variety of age-appropriate Learning Adventures and Games for students aged 4-14+.
  • To stay informed of the latest resources and opportunities, sign up for CREATE’s email list.