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.
Wyoming Becomes First U.S. State to Give Women the Right to Vote — Dec. 10, 1869
2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Start celebrating early with our Voting Rights lesson plan that highlights the landmark changes.
Updated: Win the White House
Our blockbuster game, Win the White House, has been updated for the 2020 election. Explore new features such as updated issue areas for both political parties, ELL supports, and new teaching materials to deepen student understanding of how presidential campaigns work!
NEW Judicial Branch Lessons
Court is now in session with new additions to our high school Judicial Branch unit! Use these new interactive lessons to help students learn how the court system really works, from the local level all the way to the Supreme Court.