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Center for Civic Education 

The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in California. The Center is dedicated to promoting a responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy.

The principal goals of the Center for Civic Education are to:

  • Help students develop an increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy,
  • The skills necessary to participate as competent and responsible citizens,
  • The willingness to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict.

The Center offers free lesson plans about the U.S. Constitution, the role of citizens in a democracy, and voter education. 60-Second Civics is the Center's daily podcast and quiz that offers students a brief and entertaining way to learn about the U.S. Constitution and laws. Visit the Center online at www.civiced.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CenterforCivicEducation or on Twitter at @CivicEducation.

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We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution (MS)
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students are introduced to one of the most important parts of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution—the equal protection...