The Center for Civic Education

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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's programs are to help students develop (1) an increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy, (2) the skills necessary to participate as competent and responsible citizens, and (3) 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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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson traces Ronald Reagan's ascent from obscurity to the pinnacle of political power in the United States. It also examines the constitutional...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
This lesson explains the five major accomplishments of the first Congress. Students learn how the Constitution provided a general framework for the...
The Center for Civic Education
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • 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...
The Center for Civic Education
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • 3-5, MS, HS
The president of the United States is among the most powerful political figures in the world. In the international realm, the president speaks for...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
This lesson looks at the legacy of George Washington, perhaps the most influential leader in the creation of the American nation. Through his...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:37pm
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
This lesson examines the legacy of the "philosopher statesman," James Madison. Madison combined the intellectual knowledge and creativity of the...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
“Ronald Reagan and Executive Power” examines the use of presidential powers by Ronald Reagan, the fortieth president of the United States. It...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
It is hard to explain why George Mason has not attained the status of a cultural icon that Americans have bestowed on his Virginia colleagues such as...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 5:22pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson uses primary sources and stories of participants in the civil rights movement to introduce students to the concept of non-violence...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:58am
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson asks students to examine the arguments for and against the ERA. If you are a School Violence Prevention teacher, you will recognize the...