The Oregon Secretary of State Civics Toolkit
has an Oregon-centric focus. We
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 interview women in their community.
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 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.
Take a look at the Back to School Program materials
on the National Conference of State Legislatures 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.
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!
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 appropriate lessons.
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 government.
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.