Civic Learning Center :: Tag Archive


State of the Union

Lots of activities for the State of the Union

Do you have a dream, too?

Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) worked to advance civil rights in the United States and around the world. That was his dream. What's yours? Here's an easy and meaningful activity for school or home - a great opportunity for students to envision their “dreams

Free Washington Post

Digital version of Washington Post free!

Issue: Immigration Executive Order

Resources about Trump Executive Order on Immigration

Election 2016 Toolkit: K-12 Resources

Your Election 2016 Toolkit! Your source for Election 2016 resources and activities for K-12 teachers and students.

Election 2016 Candidate Debates

Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!

Political Conventions

Watch the political conventions to learn about the candidates - and LOTS more!

5 ways to learn on Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day by learning!

Election 2016 Learning Opportunity

Students read, think, decide, and take action in Election 2016

Iowa Caucus

Educational resources for Iowa Caucus

Primary Source Analysis

Simple, adaptable, and highly useful guides from Library of Congress

Electing a President

What are the steps in a presidential election?

Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places offers lesson plans that use historic sites to explore history and lots more!

Learning opportunity: Election 2015

Get ready to learn, think, decide, and act! Educates students about government, democracy, reading and analyzing info, the election process, making decisions, citizenship, and more!

Landmark Cases

Great resources on landmark cases including Marbury v Madison, Brown v Board of Education and more

Half a million historic events on video

A great resource for historical footage dating back to 1895

Charleston Shooting

A collection of civic literacy resources for learning about the Charleston shootings and resulting actions

NYT Learning Network

Did you know the New York Times has a treasure trove of lesson plans for teachers?

Health care law

Supreme Court reviews Affordable Care Act - a good opportunity to explore healthcare law and the 3 branches of government


Learning about foreign diplomacy and current issues

Today’s Front Pages

Search and compare newspaper front pages for current and historic events

Pearl Harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor - a compelling history lesson rich with civic and news literacy

What happens after the election is over?

Election Day's not the end of your role as an active is the beginning!

Learning opportunity: Election 2014

Get ready to learn about elections, voting, government and more! Educates students about democracy, reading and analyzing info, the election process, making decisions, citizenship, and more!

Issue: Distracted Driving

Highlight the public issue of distracted driving (especially texting while driving) and help students learn about roles of government, legislative process, leadership, civic participation and other topics.

Checking facts

Check the facts like an expert!

Liberty Walk for Meck Dec Day

Take a Liberty Walk for Meck Dec Day!

Editorial Cartoons

Editorial cartoons are a great classroom tool - Charlotte Observer's Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Kevin Siers and other resources

Flight 370

The mystery of flight 370 offers rich opportunities for classroom discussion and critical thinking.

Sochi Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics take place in Sochi, Russia in February. Here are a few resources to help students to build civic literacy while following this exciting global event.

Reading, Analyzing, and Using Information

Simple steps for reading and analyzing information including public policies, community issues, government actions and more.

News Literacy

Looking for digital tools to help your students learn about current - and historic - events? Use newspapers! Many great educational tools are offered online.

Explore the world’s constitutions

Wonder how different countries define the rights of citizens, or the voting process? Explore the world's constitutions with Constitute!

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