Civics Education Online Resources

Working From Home Curriculum Resources

Here are some resource centers to help bring curriculum to students working from home

 
For a diversified curriculum from K-12, Khan Academy has provided a great doc with links


For excellent stories related to history and civics that middle and high school students can really enjoy, Backstory by the History Boys has a wealth of topics they cover to generate discussions


For current event topics, Frontline by PBS has several films and podcasts, many with teacher curriculum, that deal with high school level civics


Keith Hughes does some excellent short instructional videos (over 360!) on all sorts of history and civics topics that can be used to start an online discussion (Middle and High School).


If you are thinking of having your students create fun and instructional videos from home that can personalize their learning, here is a great tutorial


Explain Everything is an online whiteboard that can help students turn in online dynamic lessons

 
Google Culture Tours can have teachers lead online field trips to a variety of places around the world (All Grades)

 

El Paso School District has created a student friendly government textbook to use free online (Grades 9-11).

 
National Geographic has some great resources for Women’s History Month for grades 5-12 that have teacher resources.


Scholastic Magazine has some great online resources for parents and teachers for all grade levels.

Grades K-2

From PBS Kids: You Choose, Meet the President
https://pbskids.org/youchoose/


Time for Kids
www.timeforkids.com


PBS Learning Media - Civics and Government
https://nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/social-studies/civics-and-government/


From Library of Congress
https://www.kidcitizen.net/


Indiana University - Engaging Congress game
https://engagingcongress.org/


Grades 3-5

Moose on the Loose from NH Historical Society
https://moose.nhhistory.org/


Time for Kids
https://www.timeforkids.com/


PBS Learning Media: Civics and Government
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/social-studies/civics-and-government/


A Kid’s Guide to Running for President from the Rendell Center
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw8T5fEOI3YsUlhScG1qM1k1UVI5azF0MjdXTmdYcjF3c0VV/view


Indiana University - Engaging Congress game
https://engagingcongress.org/


Library of Congress
https://www.kidcitizen.net/


Grades 6-8

iCivics games
https://www.icivics.org/games


Crash Course in Government

https://thecrashcourse.com/courses/usgovernment?fbclid=IwAR1dMi7Y_qmmb0CVNLB1KBiCE0w0RFP7PHK5ZKIEG60Zdie1BS9fld_MJj4&page=2


PBS Learning Media: Civics and Government
https://nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/social-studies/civics-and-government/


Grades 9-12

iCivics AP US Government and Politics
https://www.icivics.org/partner-service/study-edge


National Constitution Center: Video Resources
https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/educational-resources/video-resources


Smithsonian
https://americanhistory.si.edu/citizenship/


National Conference of State Legislators
https://www.ncsl.org/legislators-staff/legislative-staff/legislative-staff-coordinating-committee/civics-education-at-ncsl.aspx


Constitutional Rights Foundation
https://www.annenbergclassroom.org/resource/constitutional-rights-foundation/


Crash Course in Government
https://thecrashcourse.com/courses/usgovernment?fbclid=IwAR1dMi7Y_qmmb0CVNLB1KBiCE0w0RFP7PHK5ZKIEG60Zdie1BS9fld_MJj4&page=2


PBS Learning Media: Civics and Government
https://nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/social-studies/civics-and-government/


Civics 101 Podcasts
https://www.civics101podcast.org/edresources


Annenberg Classroom
https://www.annenbergclassroom.org/resource/the-19th-amendment-a-womans-right-to-vote/


Citizens Count
https://www.citizenscount.org/


Pros and Cons of Current Issues: Non-Partisan
https://www.procon.org/


Gilder Lehrman
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-now-search?tid_1=1716


Other Resources:

Remote Learning Resources from the NH Learning Initiative
https://nhlearninginitiative.org/nhli/2714/?fbclid=IwAR0CgebHA3QU-Z4AWEy6sTfnjgcsXoZ97zNu-TlkB5iPFy_XDwfbtT_gMdg


The Learning Network from the New York Times
https://messaging-custom-newsletters.nytimes.com/template/oakv2?uri=nyt%3A%2F%2Fnewsletter%2Fcb812d40-6d31-4564-b49e-5f578ae506a5&productCode=LN&te=1&nl=the-learning+network&emc=edit_ln_20200317&campaign_id=55&instance_id=16828&segment_id=22303&user_id=d3b279a38a9fadf6f8642245b03fb8b7&regi_id=68475078edit_ln_20200317&fbclid=IwAR1TvT_vvzqUOWGjXnFW76r0QuVqNR31X2ZAJSlG2BWBmNZdq6D4TvfGX2c


Google Classroom Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfgqtCi7hdo&fbclid=IwAR2mUwT_qZvas3sNwiwvL1IKi7LW6veEsfp5Nl4hWT0m7jYErY3ulaBK284


Scholastic: K-6
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?promo_code=6294&eml=CM/smd/20200312//txtl/sm/ed&linkId=84269747&fbclid=IwAR218_SDyL87qnYZWzmRUzknC8wmarnH0c7VR93qieL574n2Z85fxzYrw_k


13 Best Websites and Games for US History and Civics: CommonSense
https://www.commonsense.org/education/articles/13-best-websites-and-games-for-us-history-and-civics?fbclid=IwAR1lraKjdh0DxIUKJJp0kogdQgzdJ-I16IARE-MqqQ1g2lnwQukly6Y43cA


Distance Learning Tips From One Teacher to Another
https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/distance-learning-tips-from-one-teacher-to-another?utm_campaign=covid19&utm_content=1584308040&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3P3iFLiAc58bJwRJLRvYJ7JEirAkSV_5NrN1pkPLnK-6rBIjEQRUnTWig