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Civics Education Resources
The following civics education resources are designed to support public understanding of our federal, state and local governments, which is necessary for meaningful participation in our democratic society. The information included also celebrates the many symbols and traditions that have come to represent our government. The featured links contain information for adults as well as teenagers and young children. Several offer content created specifically for students.
2019 Civics Survey
by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Only 39% of respondents could name all three branches of government. Found a link between civics knowledge and high school civics classes.
Civics Learning Act of 2019
Congress is considering a measure to enhance civics education by appropriating $30 million to “prioritize innovative civics learning and teaching” in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government --for Kids
Basic introduction to U.S. historical documents, the three branches of government, and how laws are made in the U.S., categorized by grade level with a category for parents and teachers.
Center for Civic Education
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with educational programs implemented in every state and congressional district in the country, including We the People and Project Citizen.
Center for Representative Government
Free civics education resources and activities to improve the public’s understanding of the role of representative government, to strengthen civic engagement. Resources include web links, games, videos, and apps.
FindLaw: Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
Offers a detailed introduction of the U.S. legal system with an emphasis on the court system. Includes a glossary of terms.
The vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, this web-based education project is designed to teach students civics and to inspire their participation in our democracy.
Learn about how the U.S. government is organized and its executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
SC Civics Education Resources