This site includes resources for teaching civics and lessons related to important Supreme Court cases. The site also provides grade specific lessons on civics issues such as voting, juries, fairness, and more.
Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the legal profession.
Educators can find curricula, lesson plans, multimedia programs, and other teaching materials all indexed and much in conformance with the educational standards of their state. Search by keyword or by subject area for online lesson plans.
I-Civic-It! is a new program brought to students by the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. The purpose of I-Civic-It! is to expand the use of iCivics.org throughout Arizona to encourage the development of informed active citizens. Arizona’s Law For Kids website provides wonderful educational resources to teach children about the law.
Site offers many resources for anyone working to improve civics education, including assessment tools and practice examples for all grade levels.
The site has many free educational resources, including We the People and Project Citizen curriculum materials. The Center for Civic Education focuses on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; American political traditions and institutions; civic participation; and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
This site contains resources for learning about Congress, teaching with primary sources, and Interactive Learning Modules such as How a Member Decides to Vote, the Impact of Congress, the Dynamic Legislative Process, and Federal Budget Allocation.
Citizenship Counts is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through a curriculum that helps them to understand and appreciate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This curriculum educates students about civics and citizenship while encouraging them to be engaged citizens in their schools and communities.
Site provides student programs, teacher resources, curriculum, and other materials, including civics lessons for high school, middle school, and elementary school students.
The Classroom includes social studies related videos and discussion questions linked to national standards. The site also provides an array of videotaped speeches given by government leaders to students around the country.
Discovering Justice is a Boston-based nonprofit civic education organization dedicated to preparing young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting classrooms and courtrooms.
The Federal Courts website offers classroom-ready resources in multimedia formats. Find tools for teachers and substitute teachers in addition to homework help for students. Bill of Rights programs and resources deal with teen-relevant Supreme Court decisions.
The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts to promote improvements in judicial administration. This site includes teaching information and lesson plans on judicial history.
This standards-based educational program provides an innovative hands-on, multimedia resource for educators looking to expand their civics, history, and language arts curriculum with engaging and interactive activities for grades 5-8. The program offers detailed teacher resources, activities, games, and quizzes exploring the jury system, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and the amendment process.
The Foundation works to serve as a platform for educating the public and the legal community on current litigation issues and supporting the integrity of the legal system throughout the world.
Site provides resources for high school students and teachers to explore American history from the Revolutionary War to September 11th. Includes lesson plans, quizzes, and activities in each history module.
The Harlan Institute features FantasySCOTUS, a fun and interactive Supreme Court fantasy league. This free resource allows students to make predictions about Supreme Court cases, write analytical blog posts about them, and compete against other students across the country.
Provides teachers with resources and activities to teach landmark Supreme Court cases, through activities such as moot court, role plays, and political cartoon analysis.
As part of their mission to promote public understanding of counties, the National Association of Counties provides a wealth of resources for and about counties on their site. Visitors can learn valuable and specific information about their county just by searching, as well as the opportunities available to engage in active civic practices to help their community!
This website provides resources such as book lists, curriculum and teacher standards, and lesson plans, as well as professional development opportunities for social studies teachers.
The National Constitution Center provides educators with a wealth of opportunities to encourage civic learning through classroom resources, professional development opportunities, guides for planning field trips, as well as information on national student and teacher programs. The classroom resources feature innovative print materials, online activities, and plans for teaching using current events.
Practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights. Site provides law-related education teaching resources, including lesson plans, activities, and teaching tips.
A unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action.