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Anti-Racism, history, Social Studies

iCivics Civil Rights Resources

Middle and high school teachers, check out these great Civil Rights lessons from iCivics!

5-8, 6-12, Social Studies, Teaching Tools, Websites

iCivics Game Odyssey

I have been a fan of iCivics, the site founded by Justice O’Connor in 2009,  since 2011. Since then, the site has continued to add fun, quality activities designed to help students learn about being responsible citizens. As a response to our current educational environment, iCivics has introduced a free, quest-based resource called, “iCivics Game… Continue reading iCivics Game Odyssey

6-12, Social Studies, Teaching Tools, Websites

Vote By Design

If you are looking for non-partisan resources about voting to use for secondary, college students, and adults, you should definitely take a look at the Vote by Design site created by a team of educators at the Stanford d.school. The site provides free materials that include lesson plans and interactive workbooks for students, as well… Continue reading Vote By Design

K-12, Social Studies, Teaching Tools, Videos

Inauguration Day Lessons

UPDATE 1/20/2021: My friend, Suzanne H. gave me another resource to add to this list, 8 Videos to Teach the Inauguration Process. Also, PBS immediately released a lesson plan for the poem written and read by Amanda Gorman at the Inauguration, “The Hill We Climb.” With only two more days until the United Stated Presidential… Continue reading Inauguration Day Lessons

Teaching Tools, Videos

TOM – Teaching Online Masterclass

One of my favorite online resources, iCivics, has joined with Adobe, Participate, and ClickView to offer a series of free professional development videos about online teaching.  TOM (Teaching Online Masterclass) includes short (less than 2 min. each) videos produced by Makematic featuring advice given by staff contributors from all over the world.  The various categories… Continue reading TOM – Teaching Online Masterclass

3-12, Apps, Education, Social Studies

Counties Work

The iCivics website is an incredible free resource that I have blogged about in the past.  Recently, the site added a downloadable, printable resource called, “My County Works,” for elementary students that gives an overview of the way county governments work here in the United States.  There are other links to lesson plans and activities… Continue reading Counties Work