Remote Learning Toolkit For Educators

Explore our free, easy-to-use games and lesson plans that will help you prioritize civic learning and keep your students engaged in a remote classroom.

iCivics Games

Put students into action with civics games. All games can be played in 30-45 minutes.
Immigration Nation Guide newcomers through the path to citizenship.
Responsibility Launcher Help citizens discover their civic duties and responsibilities.
Activate Pick an issue, lead a campaign, grow a movement, and make a difference.
Do I Have a Right? Run a law firm and test your knowledge of constitutional rights.
Win the White House Run your own presidential campaign!
Do I Have a Right? Run a law firm and test your knowledge of constitutional rights.
Cast Your Vote Election Day is coming, are you prepared to vote?
NewsFeed Defenders Fight hidden ads, viral deception, and false reporting as a NewsFeed Defender!
Immigration Nation Guide newcomers through the path to citizenship.
Do I Have a Right? Run a law firm and test your knowledge of constitutional rights.
Cast Your Vote Election Day is coming, are you prepared to vote?
Win the White House Run your own presidential campaign!
Branches of Power Learn to control all three branches of the U.S. government!
Court Quest Navigate our court system and guide citizens to the right place.

Game Odyssey

The iCivics Game Odyssey, built for Google Classroom, turns our free online games into an exciting quest for civics knowledge. Your students can play their way through a series of games each week, claim badges, share their successes, and learn important civics lessons on the journey to becoming a Civic Boss.



Teaching the Election

The time is now for students to learn about the election process, understand the power of their vote, and become active participants in our constitutional democracy. We encourage teachers to help facilitate learning with iCivics curated, non-partisan, free resources.

Lesson Plans

Use our most popular print-and-go lesson plans to help build knowledge of key concepts from how local and federal governments are working to keep the public safe to the balance between freedom and civic responsibility.
Citizen Me

Students learn that they are citizens at many levels of society — home, school, city, state, and nation — and create a graphic organizer that diagrams rights and responsibilities at these different levels of citizenship.

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The Fourth Branch: You!

Young people may not feel like they are part of the government, but they are! In this lesson, students learn how citizens influence government and measure the impact of their "citizen power" on each of our three branches.

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Amendment Mini-Lesson

Looking for a fun and easy way to help students learn or review their individual rights? This mini-lesson highlights the Constitution's amendments and new artwork from one of our fondest games Do I Have a Right?

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Get Counted! (The U.S. Census)

What do you know about the U.S. Census? How does it affect your community? Are you prepared to be counted? Learn the who, what, when, where, why and how of the census in this lesson about the importance of being counted.

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Students Engage!

Problems need solutions, and solutions require plans. In this lesson, students brainstorm a list of local problems and action steps that they might take to solve these problems in their community to affect political change.

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Rule of Law

This skit-driven lesson explores the six factors that make up the rule of law and how they protect individual rights and freedoms in our day to day lives. Students then connect the rule of law to America’s founding documents and think about the relationship between the rule of law factors.

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Colonial Influences

Where did the American colonists get their ideas that lead to a revolution and a whole new kind of government? This foldable explores the Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, English Bill of Rights, Cato’s Letters and Common Sense.

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The Electoral Process Take a peek into the electoral process- from party primaries to the general election. Students will learn the distinctions between the popular vote and the Electoral College, and exercise their critic
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Voting: Will You Do It?

Voting isn't a requirement, but it is our responsibility and our right. And it's the most direct way that every citizen can influence government. Will you do it?

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Got Ballot?

Covering everything from referendums to recalls, this lesson takes students to the voting booth and explains what they might see on a typical ballot. Students will discover how voters have the opportunity to initiate change in state and local government. 

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Foundation Basics

Meet your PALS—Power, Authority, Legitimacy, and Sovereignty! In this lesson, students are introduced to these characteristics of government and consider how governments establish and maintain these foundational tenants.

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Lesson 2: Misinformation

Misinformation? Disinformation?? Fake news??? Don't be fooled! Train your students to examine news stories for evidence of transparency and verification that will help them distinguish legitimate news from unreliable information.

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Free Online Course: iCivics & Study Edge AP® U.S. Government & Politics

Your students can for the AP® U.S. Government and Politics Exam at home using our online, on-demand course, created in partnership with Study Edge. The course includes more than 50 tutor videos and accompanying study guides that break down all of the essential content of the AP GoPo course.

Blogs

Tips, tricks, and content created by educators for educators.

New Tools for Teaching the 2020 Election

This remains a critical time for students to keep learning about the election process, voting, and remaining engaged— even if they must do so from home.

Race to Ratify Named a Common Sense Education 2020 Selection for Learning

This new program recognizes best-in-class media resources and tools that facilitate great learning experiences for students and educators.

Turn students into lawmakers with the new and improved LawCraft!

Students learn to make compromises and balance competing issues while still passing a bill they’re proud of.

New look, new format, same powerful game of persuasion!

iCivics' upgraded Argument Wars game is perfect for summer learning fun.

On Demand Professional Development

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Your Roadmap for Teaching Controversial Issues

5 teacher guides and informational videos (3-4) minutes.

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Learn about Teaching with iCivics from our Chief Education Officer, Emma Humphries

Live webinar recorded by Joe Schmidt of the Maine Department of Education.

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A More Perfect Union: When Civics Games Connect with ELA Writing Activities

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Teaching Your Kids about Democracy

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