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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 Find us on Facebook at or on Twitter at @CivicEducation.

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Remembering 9/11: Building Tolerance
  • Social Studies
  • 3-5, MS
These building tolerance lessons asks students to look not just at the events of 9/11 but at the following days and years. Students explore the parts...
9/11 and the Constitution
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
The anniversaries of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001, and the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, provide...
9/11 and the Constitution Intro & Lessons
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This resource provides the historical background to 9/11: The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. Want more free lessons and resources on 9/11?...