iCivics Launches Animated Music Video Series with Nickelodeon

November 02, 2023

iCivics is thrilled to announce its partnership with Nickelodeon and ATTN: to bring children ages 2–11 a brand new animated music video series that helps them learn about how to be a part of a stronger democracy.

Well Versed hits all the right notes as it teaches civic concepts to the youngest generation in fun and imaginative ways through original pop songs. The 12-video series explores topics such as the functions of government, how laws are made, and how to be of service to the community. iCivics helped design the series and created viewing guides that support learning in the classroom or at home with short activities and conversation starters.

Joining us to unveil the series on National Civics Day were First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden and Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush. Speaking to a crowd of students in Philadelphia, Dr. Biden shared, “...learn everything you can about the things you love, the things that make you curious, but also take time to learn your rights as a citizen.”

First Lady Bush added via recorded video: “We believe that we need to inspire public trust, promote service, encourage civility, tolerance, and compassion among Americans. But it’s especially important that we teach our children how to be engaged citizens.”

Said Shari Redstone, Chair of Paramount Global, “Our goal is for these videos to be played in classrooms and homes across the nation in order to help address the enormous gaps in civic literacy today.” Check out these stories on NPR and CBS News to learn more.

Civic education, like reading or math, should start young, and these videos and learning materials can make government more relevant, interesting—and fun—for our youngest learners.

In addition to iCivics, the videos are also available across all Nickelodeon Platforms, Paramount+ and Noggin now.