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iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics
Deliberation Materials from Streetlaw Deliberation materials on numbers of topics. The ESL lessons can be very helpful for priming students to talk, have empathy, and listen to each other.
Streetlaw New Perspectives Program Deliberation Article in EdWeek
Civic Online Reasoning Students are confused about how to evaluate online information. We all are. The COR curriculum provides free lessons and assessments that help you teach students to evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world. Check out a one page guide from Stanford’s Sam Weinberg Digital Hacks
Engaging in Civil Discourse about Continuous Issues Extensive list of resources from Maine’s Dept of Ed
Constructive Dialogue Institute
Educating for American Democracy: Home
Education Commision for the States Ed Policy Search
Choices: Teaching with the News
American Bar Association Lessons and Materials
NCSS Resources for Teaching About Racism, Racial Injustice, and Human Rights
Crash Course: US Government and Politics Includes videos on policy
Teaching Controversial Topics from NewseumThe Newseum has many excellent civic education resources
How to Teach Controversial Topics and Civil Debate from Civic Renewal
Sparking Robust Classroom Discussions: Do This, Avoid That
Deep Dive: Educating for Democracy Video Collection from Teaching Channel and Civic Engagement Research Group
Digital Civics Toolkit The Toolkit explores a range of civic opportunities and dilemmas via 5 modules focused on: Exploring Community Issues, Investigation, Dialogue, Voice, and Action.
Everyday Democracy What does it mean to you? After participants have responded, cluster by likeness, and look for policy connections and/or themes that relate to citizen action.
ArcGIS GeoInquires see Government
StoryMap Gallery Search a topic to see what has been developed. Always expanding. Story maps could be sued to present a PC Portfolio or enhance one
Using Esri Policy Maps in Education
Peacejam Issues and Projects, Thinking Big, Starting Small A framework for thinking about issues.PeaceJam’s curricula and to download samples of PeaceJam’s instructional material click here.
John Zola’s Teaching Strategies Colorado Educator shares Civic and Social Studies Best Practices
Civics Renewal Network – A Republic, If We Can Teach It Links to recent research and lots of k-12 educational resources
Constitutional Rights Foundation: Home K-12 Constitutional Rights Foundation Lessons Los Angeles
CRFC Program Transitions K-12 Constitutional Rights Foundation Resources Chicago
Teaching Civics K-12 Civics Education Resources based in Minnesota
Peter Levine Civics Education Blog
Political Typology Quiz Political Typology Pew Institute
Florida Joint Center for Citizenship
Newseum K-12 resources for teaching civics and current events
Teaching American History Find Documents
Annenberg Classroom – Resources For Excellent Civics Education
Constitution, What it Says, What it Means
Engaging Congress: Indiana University
Center on Representative Government
United States Courts Educational Resources
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Mikva Challenge Project Soapbox
Discovering Justice – Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Leaders
National Council for the Social Studies
Voting and Election Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities
International Debate Education Association (IDEA)
Choices Program | History and Current Issues Curriculum for the Classroom
What does democracy mean to you?
Ben’s Guide To the US Government
Education Commission of the States – Your Education Policy Team
Common Sense Government online text from Certell
Eagle-Eye Citizen A Civics/History Game from the Library of Congress
Engaging Congress: Indiana University interactive game that uses primary source documents to explore the basic tenets of representative government and the challenges they face in contemporary society.