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ABA: High School

These resources were developed by the ABA Division for Public Education. Comprehensive lesson plans

ADL: How Do Polls Inform, Influence and Impact Elections?

Teach high school students the importance and impact of election polls as they analyze why identity and demographics are critical factors in polling results.

AllSides for Schools

Lesson Plans by Topic These lesson plans provide teachers the materials and guidance for students to learn different perspectives on these issues, discuss them, listen to each other in a respectful and civil manner, and appreciate differences while finding common ground. With news and materials from left, center and right sources plus a structured process …

Annenberg Learner: Ethics in America -

A video instructional series on ethics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 10 one-hour video programs. This…

Annenberg Learner: Ethics in America II -

National Security. Elections and Judicial Independence. A video series for middle school, high school, and adult learners; 6 one-hour video programs, downloadable discussion guide and Ethics…

Annenberg Learner: Making Civics Real: A Workshop for Teachers -

Making Civics Real is a video workshop for high school civics teachers. See topic categories.

Annenberg Learner: The Constitution: That Delicate Balance -

A video instructional series on the American Constitution for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 13 one-hour video…

Bill of Rights Institute

Educating Young People about the Constitution

Remix SOTU address. Great activity!

Case Maker

20 pre-made challenges ready to be used for 6th through 8th grade civics education projects. But that’s just the beginning. Teachers that register for a free account may make copies of the pre-made challenges and completely customize them to suit their needs. And each challenge, …

Center for Civic Education. Strengthening Democracy in America Series

4 completed courses: Overview of Political System; History of Democratic Institutions; Strengths and Weaknesses of Political Sysytem; Strengths and Weaknesses of National FGovernment

CivX Now

Advocacy group. videos establish the WHY.


The World's Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare

C-SPAN Classroom

Comprehensive lesson plans and more.

Democracy in America - Annenberg Learner

A video course for high school, college and adult learners ; 15 half-hour video programs, print guide, and website. Democracy…


Civics Resources from the LOC

Engaging Congress

will talk about information about helping kids understand the way our system works.

Facing History: What Makes Democracy Work?

Explore definitions of democracy, citizenship, and civic participation through new lessons, readings, audio interviews and more.

Generation Citizen

Advocacy group for civics education. Not sure if lessons are available, but see model template.

Harlan Institute-ConSource Virtual Supreme Court

Virtual supreme court and lesson plans




Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics