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iCivics offers the nation’s most comprehensive, standards-aligned civics curriculum resources available for your classroom, including video games, lesson plans, literacy tools, and webquests - all available for free! 

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A More Perfect Union: When Civics Games Connect with ELA Writing Activities
Please join Taylor Davis, Lora DeSalvo, Aileen McQuillen of iCivics and Share My Lesson in a thought-provoking webinar. Hoping to integrate the...
Persuasive Writing Lesson Plan
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In this persuasive writing lesson plan, students learn how to “argue on paper” using a fictional case about a school dress code rule against band t-...
The "Federal" in Federalism
iCivics 
Updated: 
2016
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Students learn where the federal government gets its power and that government power in the United States is split between states and the federal...
Congress in a Flash!
iCivics 
Updated: 
2020
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This lesson is designed to cover the basics in a single class period. Students learn what Congress is, what the Constitution says about the...
Jim Crow Lesson Plan
iCivics 
Updated: 
2020
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Students use primary documents and images to discover the ways state and local governments restricted the newly gained freedoms of African Americans...
Who Rules?
iCivics 
Updated: 
2016
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Students learn about the different forms of government that exist, including democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, and others. They compare and contrast...
The Enlightenment Mini-Lesson
The Enlightenment was a period of time, starting around 1715, when people developed new ideas about human existence, including peoples’ basic rights...
Citizen Me - Civics Lesson
iCivics 
Updated: 
2019
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  • Civics and Government
  • Middle School
Students learn that they are citizens at many levels of society: home, school, city, state, and nation! Students create a graphic organizer that...
Judicial Branch in a Flash!
In this lesson, students learn the basics of our judicial system, including the functions of the trial court, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme...
Students Engage!
iCivics 
Updated: 
2017
1 Comment
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students brainstorm a list of local problems and action steps that they might take to solve these problems. After analyzing the concept of problem/...