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 March 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 funding to support civics- and history-related field trips and activities, including teachers’ planning time, travel, food, t-shirts, admissions, presenters, and supplies. To apply, please complete a brief application.
  • The Indiana Bar Foundation’s Civics Summit will be held on Thursday, April 13, in Indianapolis.
  • Teachers will receive professional development compensation for taking a brief survey to help CREATE better support PD needs.
  • To stay informed of the latest resources and opportunities, sign up for CREATE’s email list.
  • Visit the CREATE website.
  • The Educating for American Democracy (EAD) initiative was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of Education to create a strategy that increases exposure to history and civics for all students. Its Roadmap is a framework combines history and civics into strategies that increase students’ literacy and inspire them to become involved in government. The EAD and Roadmap provide over 500 educator resources across the K-12 spectrum.
  • Feel free to contact CREATE with any questions or comments you have about participating (contact form is at the bottom of the CREATE website).
  • CREATE can provide funding for MCS teachers who attend in-person and online professional development (PD) opportunities related to civics and history content and pedagogy. To qualify for PD funds, we ask that teachers complete a brief registration form prior to the event and a brief survey following the event.
  • If you have questions or to recommend additional PD events, please email

Professional Development Calendar