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Civics Resources

iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics

2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, where we are today, and the work ahead.

Congress for Kids: [Elections]: The Electoral College

Using appealing, full-color illustrations, and engaging activities, Congress for Kids will extend your learning in the basics about the American federal government, elections, and citizenship.

13 Best Websites and Games for U.S. History and Civics

In celebration of President's Day, we want to highlight the best websites and games for U.S. History and Civics. Sometimes, the history that students learn about in textbooks is boiled down to key events and dates. These great websites and games let them explore tricky topics from different...

White House 3D Tour

A video animation of Peter Sharkey's 3D White House, hosted by WhiteHouseMuseum.org, with narration.

Choose SS resources, then you can search by grade level and content area (SS). Then you can filter by civics and government on the left.

The White House - Google Cultural Institute

Virtual tours of White House and its collections.

White House Tour : Inside the Residence of US President

Hit LIKE if you like the video :) Want to see whats inside the White House? Lets travel inside the white house as a virtual guest. Even you can visit white h...

How 3 States Are Digging In on Civics Education

As growing numbers of states jump on the civics-learning bandwagon, a coalition of 90 national groups warns that some strategies are better than others. Here's a look at three states working toward a comprehensive approach to the topic.

Youngzine

News and more for the Young

3-6 Interactives - Fun, educational, online games geared towards third through sixth grade students.

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.

Annenberg Classroom’s That’s Your Right – Annenberg Classroom

A challenging, fun card game that helps students learn about their rights under the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

Engaging Congress: Indiana University

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

PBS Electoral Decoder | PBS LearningMedia

Use this cartogram to explore all 58 past presidential elections from 1789-2016. Learn about the significance of the Electoral College by comparing the map and the electoral cartogram. Delve further into history by reading a brief overview and looking at key events for every past election. Then, use the "Presidential Predictor" to try and decide the outcome of the next election. Who will win? Who will lose? How would you strategize a political campaign to win the presidency?