Supporting Readiness Through Vital Civic Empowerment (SRVCE)

SRVCE blends inquiry-based civic learning, media literacy education, and exploration of public service careers to prepare students to be active citizens and thrive in the workforce. All SRVCE materials are free.

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Free SRVCE Curriculum & Resources

  • Five 3-week civics curriculum modules for teaching individually or in sequence
  • Integrated media literacy resources and tools
  • Career exploration and skill development
  • Professional learning materials and supports
  • Curated stories of civic engagement and service

Standards Alignment

  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards
  • Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
  • NAMLE Core Principles of Media Literacy Education
  • National Career Clusters Framework
  • CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

Project Activities

  • Civic engagement
  • Community asset mapping
  • Oral history
  • Collaborative research
  • Persuasive writing
  • Media analysis
  • Visual communication
  • Student-led civics project or capstone

Career Skills

  • Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Feedback
  • Ethical leadership
  • Consensus and conflict resolution
  • Planning and presenting ideas
Department of Defense

This material is based upon work supported by the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, Outreach, and Workforce Initiative Programs under Grant No. HQ0034-21-S-F001. The views expressed in written materials or publications, and/or made by speakers, moderators, and presenters do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Defense nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.