Additional Resources

​​The Oregon Secretary of State Civics Toolkit has an Oregon-centric focus. We've compiled a list of websites offering lesson materials focusing on women and suffrage as well as state and national civics. 

Oregon Women: Making a Difference

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Oregon in 2012, Portland State University 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.

Oregon Women: Making a Difference curriculum >​

Civics 101

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.

Take a look at the Back to School Program materials on the National Conference of State Legislatures site.


The iCivics site offers in-depth lesson plans 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

By the People lesson plans are designed to tie to state and national standards for civics, history, math and language arts. Find 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 are designed for high school teachers and students.

PBS NewsHour Extra!

The NewsHour Extra! For Students has 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 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

Articles and photos on every topic from the presidents and White House to the first pets at Inside the White House.​​​​​​​​​​