Speak Up! Speak Out! 2019-20 registration is open. 

If you would like to participate in the 2019-20 Speak Up! Speak Out! program, please click on the team registration image in the sidebar. 

Engage in Professional Development

Professional development opportunities for educators interested in Speak Up! Speak Out! are offered each summer. These six-hour trainings enhance educators' instructional practices in implementing action civics in their classrooms through student-driven research, action, and reflection. As part of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, Speak Up! Speak Out! is a certified educational provider (TEA 902-579) and CPE credit is eligible with district approval. Districts and schools interested in professional development may contact

Our goal is to provide educators with tools and resources that will facilitate implementation of the Speak Up! Speak Out! project in schools and classrooms. The lessons, reading materials, writing activities, and resources provided can be used as a comprehensive unit of study or individually. 

Speak Up! Speak Out! Guides

2019-20 Third-Fifth Guide

2019-20 Sixth-Twelfth Guide 

2019-20 Sixth-Twelfth Guide (Spanish)

Student Pre-Assessment

Standards Alignment

Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (3-5)

Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (6-12)

National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards

Frequently Asked Questions


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