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.
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.
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 lesson 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!
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.