Civics is on the front lines and front page like never before as we head towards the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Each month this school year will offer big teachable moments that can help students build the skills they need, such as critical thinking, problem solving and evidence-based reasoning. Taking the time to learn and practice these skills will encourage students to participate in civic life and become informed and engaged members of their communities.
iCivics will provide tailored resources each month to help you prepare students for a future that is playing out before their eyes. Bookmark this page and use it as your go-to spot as you plan civics lessons to 2020.
Do your students have a great idea about how to make positive change in their community? Play Activate to teach them how to engage their community and elected leaders to raise awareness and support for their cause.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day -
20th Amendment Ratified -
Jan. 23, 1933
Dive into our Constitution unit for lessons about the rights and protections provided by amendments such as the 20th, which outlines term limits and succession plans.