youth visions

Across the country, students are discussing American Creed in classrooms, thanks to materials provided by the National Writing Project and Facing History and Ourselves. Below is a sampling of digital and traditional essays students have created in response to American Creed. See more at


Educator Partners

The American Creed public engagement campaign surfaces and promotes perspectives from high school students and young adults across the country. In essays, digital shorts, blog posts, podcasts and other forms of digital composition, students explore American ideals and identity, and develop their own visions of what it means to be an active citizen.

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On Writing Our Future, NWP's American Creed Youth Publishing Site, teens and young adults respond to questions about ideals and identity through writing, media and art. Find and share resources that support the use of this film in classrooms and learning sites, and add youth voices to the national conversation.

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Facing History is hosting a series of free American Creed curricular activities for classrooms, Community Conversation events, and a Student Essay Contest focusing on the American Creed documentary's central questions, inspiring young people to engage deeply in dialogue about who we are, and who we want to be.



America's largest and most trusted source of inspiration and curricular materials utilized by over 1.6 million educators nationwide, PBS LearningMedia hosts open-source educational assets and American Creed digital shorts intended for classroom use.