From easy-to-print lesson plans to video interviews with Supreme Court Justices, the following websites provide extensive resources to help you teach young people about American civic life and inspire them to become active, engaged citizens. All websites are listed in alphabetical order.


The American Bar Association: Division for Public Education

The educational outreach pages of the ABA offer information and resources for educators, as well as information on the ABA civic education programs for young people.

AmericanBar.org


Annenberg Classroom

The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics sponsors the Annenberg Classroom website, which offers extensive resources focused on civics education, including lesson plans, videos, and discussion boards.

AnnenbergClassroom.org


Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

The educational component the U.S. Government Printing Office’s service, called GPO Access, provides the official online version of legislative and regulatory information. This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers.

BensGuide.gpo.gov


Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

This site offers a number of civic education resources for educators, as well as a nonpartisan advocacy plan to reinstate civic education in schools.

CivicMissionofSchools.org


The Center for Civic Education

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.

CivicEd.org


Choices Program at Brown University

The Choices Program gives educators information on how to explore history and current events with their students to help them become active citizens and future decision makers.

Choices.edu


iCivics

The brainchild of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, this interactive website aims to teach students civics and to inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. The site provides information resources and games for students, as well as teaching resources for an engaging civics curriculum for adults who work with children.

iCivics.org


Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development

The Innovation Center explores the link between civic activism and youth development. Its Youth Leadership for Development Initiative has already generated important new research, training, and tools on the link between civic engagement and activism as an effective youth development strategy.

TheInnovationCenter.org


League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
lwv.org


National Archives: Teacher Resources

The National Archive Teacher Resources include civic education and history primary and secondary sources, lesson plans, and professional development workshops and activities.

Archives.gov/education

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