The Oregon Secretary of State Civics Toolkit has a unique Oregon-centric focus. For your convenience, we've compiled a list of websites offering lesson materials focusing on women and suffrage as well as state and national civics. We welcome your suggestions for additions to this list.
Oregon Women: Making a Difference
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Oregon in 2012, the Center for Women, Politics and Policy (CWPP) has developed a Women’s Leadership grade 6 through 12 curriculum, consisting of four 50-minute lessons and a culminating project in which students will interview women in their community.
Visit the Portland State University site to check out their Oregon Women: Making a Difference curriculum.
The League of Women Voters of Oregon
offers civics curricula, mock elections and instructional games
Center for Civic Education
The Center for Civic Education offers civics lesson plans for grades K through 12 with special lessons for Constitution Day and Black History Month. As a bonus, take the daily civics quiz and sign up for the 60-second podcast.
America's Legislators Back to School Program
The America's Legislators Back to School Program is an annual nationwide event that kicks off the third week of September and runs through the school year. The National Conference of State Legislatures offers publication and video resource materials for high school, middle/junior high school and elementary school students to be used by state legislators visiting classrooms in conjunction with the program.
To learn more, take a look at the Back to School Program materials on the National Conference of State Legislatures site.
The newly updated iCivics site offers in-depth lesson plans that are searchable by state, grade level and educational standard to locate specific lessons. Check out the online games targeting younger scholars.
By the People: Election PBS
The By the People lesson plans are designed to tie to state and national standards for civics, history, math and language arts. Find such topics as political cartoons, polling, debating, speeches and campaign finance. There are separate lessons for primary and secondary school students.
For the Fun of It
The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials
From the Museum of the Moving Image, the Living Room Candidate lessons integrate video and allow students to create their own presidential campaign ads using AdMaker. Lessons have been designed for use by high school teachers and students.
PBS NewsHour Extra!
The NewsHour Extra! For Students website is updated every week with articles, video segments, columns by student journalists and more.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Benjamin Franklin teaches civics lessons. Choose an age, K through 12, to find appropriate lessons. Lessons are designed for online use.
Classroom Law Project: Project Citizen
Project Citizen, a program co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, is a unique curriculum for upper elementary, middle and high school students, designed to promote responsible participation in local and state government.
White House 101: Facts and Fun for All Ages
Find articles and photos on every topic from the presidents and White House to the first pets at Inside the White House.