Additional Resources

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

Civics 101

The League of Women Voters of Oregon offers civics curricu​la, 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. 

America's Legislators Back to School Program

The America's Legislators Back to School Program is an annual nationwide event that kicks off the 3rd week of September and runs through the school year. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) offers publication and video resources for high school, middle/junior high school and elementary school students to be used by state legislators visiting classrooms in conjunction with the program.

Find Back to School Program materials on the NCSL site >


The iCivics site offers les​son plans ​searchable by state, grade level and educational standard to locate specific lessons. Check out the online games targeting younger scholars.

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, and columns by student journalists.

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

Benjamin Franklin teaches civics lessons. Choose an age, K through 12, to find lessons.

White House 101: Facts and Fun for All Ages

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

Capitol Tour and Civics Lesson


Join Oregon's Kid Governor Dom Peters on a trip through Oregon's Capitol