Lesson Plans

Print-and-go lesson plans make civic learning fun, relevant, and easy.

iCivics provides traditional paper and digital lesson plans matched to state standards to meet the needs of classrooms across the nation. Our lessons include a variety of simulations, foldable activities, skits, vocabulary development, graphic organizers, and active participation opportunities, all with appropriate scaffolding. We offer unique student readings and activities at the middle school and high school levels. And with heavier teacher scaffolding, middle school lessons have successfully be used in upper elementary classrooms. Each lesson includes: 

  • Teacher’s Guide that clearly states the objectives, timing, resources and steps needed to complete the lesson. Use the quick search tool on our website to find standards-matching information for your state.
  • Student reading and activity pages that focus on conveying difficult material in a way that’s interesting and accessible.
  • Teacher keys, supportive transparencies, and activity guides. (Some lessons may include PowerPoints.)

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Not sure how to best implement our Lesson Plans into your classroom? iCivics offers downloadable comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks for each of our resource guides to help facilitate a seamless experience.

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