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60-Second Civics 

60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about the U.S. government, the Constitution, and American history. 

Produced by the Center for Civic Education, 60-Second Civics explores themes related to civics and government and the constitutional issues behind the headlines. The podcast's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

You can subscribe to 60-Second Civics and take Daily Civics Quiz at http://civiced.org/60-second-civics.

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Antigone, Part 1
60-Second Civics 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
What does the tragedy of Antigone have to do with the study of government? Find out in this podcast from 60 Second Civics.
Powers of Congress: Impeachment
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Use this audio lesson from 60-Second Civics to teach students about the impeachment powers of Congress (How Congress functions: Part 30). 60-Second...
What is a constitution?
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This podcast from 60 Second Civics asks, "What is a constitution? Do all countries have them? Do they have to be written down?"
Checks and balances.
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Rights after independence, Part 14: Checks and balances. In this podcast from 60 Second Civics we discuss checks and balances.
Constitutionalism: Limited Government
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Check out this podcast from 60-Second Civics to help teach your students about constitutionalism and the difference between unlimited and limited...
Episode 1455: Part 5: Voluntary associations
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Today we explain why people in the United States participate in voluntary associations. This episode originally aired in October 2011.
Civil Rights: Segregation in the 1950s
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Civil Rights, Part 6: On this 60-Second Civics episode we examine segregation in the 1950s. This episode originally aired in November 2011. 60-Second...
Civil Rights: State resistance to desegregation
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Civil Rights Part 7: State resistance to desegregation. In this 60 Second Civics we discuss backlash against desegregation in the South. This episode...
Civil Rights: Resisting Jim Crow
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Civil Rights, Part 8: Resisting Jim Crow. On this episode of 60 Second Civics we discuss Jim Crow laws and the ways African Americans organized to...
Civil Rights: Nonviolent direct action.
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Civil Rights, Part 9: Nonviolent direct action. On this 60 Second Civics podcast we learn about the NAACP and other civil rights organizations and...