WASHINGTON, DC – The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States federal government, only 3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by NARA forever.
In 2021, NARA established a new education initiative from the National Archives. NARA’s mission is to build civic literacy and engagement by providing exemplary civic education resources and programs for all ages using the records of the U.S. Government.
As the nation’s record keeper and home of the founding documents of the United States, the National Archives is uniquely positioned to promote civic literacy and engagement. By studying examples of civic engagement in the past, Americans will better understand their rights and responsibilities and be prepared to participate in their communities in the present. Civic education at the National Archives engages audiences with primary sources that shed light on the successes, failures, debates, and challenges in the history of our democracy. The initiative is committed to sharing diverse perspectives and historically underrepresented voices.
Civics for All of US delivers thought-provoking educational programs and powerful educational resources to the public, regardless of their proximity to a National Archives facility. Each program is led by one of our educators located at National Archives sites, the Center for Legislative Archives, and Presidential Libraries across the country.
In April 2022, Agileana won a BPA task order for the We Rule (Civics for All of Us) website development against the Digital Design and Development Blanket Purchase Agreement. The period of performance was April 2022 through October 2022. Agileana successfully delivered the website on time and within budget.
The scope of work was rather complex and required the design and development of an educational calendaring and registration system to allow public and private school teachers to schedule time with a NARA educator to provide virtual classroom instruction to their K-12 students. You can read the full scope of work on the Drupal Association marketplace in our case study.