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.
15th Amendment Ratified —
Feb. 3, 1870
Our Voting Rights lesson plan and interactive slideshow will help you teach students about the long road to the ratification of the 15th Amendment and also how more and more Americans have gained the right to vote over time.
Presidents' Day — Feb. 18
Have your students ever wanted to be President? In our game, Executive Command, they’ll assume the presidency and learn some of the duties that go along with the job such as proposing an agenda to Congress, signing bills into law, and handling international diplomacy.