iCivics

iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning.

We provide teachers with well-written, balanced, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms.

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06/16/2024

to all dads out there! Let’s not forget about the "father of our country," George Washington. Learn about our first president and how he led the way with our mini-lesson: https://bit.ly/45pJKPa

06/13/2024

Learn more about civics over the summer! This Private i unit is centered around why people live in the Northeast & prompts students to use their creativity to create a book & slideshow of natural and historic sites in the Northeast. https://hubs.la/Q02z53gb0

06/10/2024

Empower students to make independent decisions this summer! https://hubs.la/Q02z50_h0 Our News Literacy Choice Board lets students choose their own path to practice identifying credible information & reliable sources & thinking critically about what's in the news.

06/06/2024

Happy 13th birthday to our game, People's Pie! Students will act as the government, funding important programs for citizens without raising taxes too high. Play to enjoy a slice of People's Pie and celebrate the game's special day: https://hubs.la/Q02z4Qb90

Well Versed: Animated Music Videos About Civics For Kids 06/03/2024

Keep kids engaged with civics this summer with Well Versed music videos! Each video is short & animated, introducing kids to civic concepts while having fun. Designed for kids ages 2-11, they're perfect for starting students' civic education.

Well Versed: Animated Music Videos About Civics For Kids Animated music videos about how kids can make this country rock! Well Versed hits all the right notes as it explores civic topics for the youngest generation. Explore the series of 12 videos for elementary students (ages 6-11) and preschoolers (ages 2-5).

Who is Patsy Mink? | iCivics 05/31/2024

As Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to a close, let's continue to discover and appreciate AAPI voices. This short video is about Patsy Mink, a Japanese American born and raised in Hawaii, & the first woman of color elected to Congress.

Who is Patsy Mink? | iCivics In this video, students learn about the life of Patsy Takemoto Mink who became the first woman of color elected to Congress. In her 24 years as a Representative, Mink battled inequality by changing the laws. Her greatest legacy is as the co-author of Title IX, the landmark legislation that prohibits...

05/27/2024

The First Spouse to the President may not have a defined role, but they’ve influenced and contributed to U.S. leadership throughout history. This WebQuest will guide students through trusted online sources to learn more about the President’s partner. https://hubs.la/Q02x7sCp0

05/24/2024

Hear from former presidential advisors and engage further with Brief the Chief. In the video, Dr. Matthew Costello, Chief Education Officer for , is joined by two presidential advisors to discuss their time working in the White House. Check it out to hear Anita McBride and Tina Tchen answer questions from middle schoolers and share their experience working in public service. This is a video you won't want to miss: https://hubs.la/Q02yp86g0

Lau v. Nichols | Bilingual Education Case & Lesson Plan | iCivics 05/23/2024

Good education means supporting students from all backgrounds. This lesson covers Lau v. Nichols, a case of a non-English-speaking student placed in classes taught only in English. Discover how this case lead to mandated language support in public schools:

Lau v. Nichols | Bilingual Education Case & Lesson Plan | iCivics This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court’s decision that required public schools to provide language supports to English and multilingual learners (ELs/MLs). Students learn how Lau’s arguments relate to the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education (1954), and how the Civil Right...

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Introducing Brief The Chief . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. 05/19/2024

The Brief the Chief webinar is in two days! We welcome you to join us on May 21 for professional development on Brief the Chief, where we'll share how our newest game helps students build their evidence-based decision-making skills.

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Introducing Brief The Chief . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Can your students advise Presidents Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Lyndon B. Johnson on landmark events and important historical decisions that defined their presidencies? Created in partnership with the White House Historical Association, Brief the Chief tasks your students with the job of....

Play LawCraft | Congress Simulation Game | iCivics 05/16/2024

Happy birthday to our game, LawCraft! This marks the 14th year of students experiencing what it's like to craft a bill, make compromises to get it passed by the House and Senate, and create a law they're proud of! Play today to celebrate LawCraft's birthday:

Play LawCraft | Congress Simulation Game | iCivics Are you ready to learn how laws are made? In LawCraft, select a district to represent in the House of Representatives. You'll then review letters from constituents, dig into survey data, and select an issue that's important to you and the people that live in your district. You'll then take that issu...

05/14/2024

With 4 different games in our Election HQ, students can choose how they want to learn about different aspects of elections and the presidency! From running their own campaign to being a voter at the polls, students are sure to find a game to spark their interest. https://bit.ly/3UhqUV9

Photos from iCivics's post 05/10/2024

As we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, let's continue to show gratitude to the educators who helped create civically engaged and educated citizens. Help us honor their hard work with !

Photos from iCivics's post 05/10/2024

To celebrate the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked the students from our Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship to write a thank-you to educators who have made a difference in their civic education. It's not too late to thank one of your teachers, past or present - join the conversation with .

Photos from iCivics's post 05/09/2024

As Teacher Appreciation Week continues, we're reminded of the amazing impact that educators across the nation have made on our civic education. Join us in taking time to thank our past teachers and professors using .

Photos from iCivics's post 05/07/2024

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Throughout this week, our staff will share their gratitude for teachers who made a difference in their civic engagement. Join the conversation using !

05/03/2024

While playing Brief the Chief, our newest game developed in partnership with The White House Historical Association, students will have to report for duty to a U.S. President! Take on the role of an advisor for Presidents LBJ, Lincoln, or Jefferson and learn about historic challenges by talking to various people within the White House. https://bit.ly/3UBfzzJ

05/01/2024

Brief the Chief, created in partnership with The White House Historical Association, opens the doors for curiosity. In this new game, students interview members of historic White House Administrations to understand the nuances, facts, and perspectives surrounding impactful moments across the Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Lyndon B. Johnson presidencies. How will your students’ advice differ from history?
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04/30/2024

The White House needs your help! In Brief the Chief, our brand new game created in partnership with The White House Historical Association, students will take on the role of a presidential advisor for Presidents Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, or Lyndon B. Johnson. They will learn about historic challenges, engage with people from different perspectives, and make evidence-based decisions.
https://bit.ly/3UeGfGg

04/29/2024

New Game Alert: Brief the Chief! Created in partnership with The White House Historical Association, students interview members of historic White House Administrations to understand historic challenges, engage with people from different perspectives, and make evidence-based decisions.
https://bit.ly/3QmQ7fP

04/26/2024

Have you tried our off-the-shelf slide decks? Explore our Election HQ for a variety of customizable slide decks, complete with teacher guides in each slide's speaker notes section. Check out the decks for campaign finance, cabinet building & more. https://bit.ly/3Q4qhwX

04/24/2024

What better way to wind down at the end of the school day than with an educational game? Celebrate National County Government Month with National Association of Counties by helping to reach the goal of 100,000 gameplays on Counties Work! Run your own county today: https://bit.ly/4cMsR4q

Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association (1988) | iCivics 04/19/2024

Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetary Protective Association was decided in 1988. Students can use our mini-lesson to learn how this case pitted government interests against Native Americans' religious rights & how it relates to the 1st Amendment.

Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association (1988) | iCivics This mini-lesson examines the Supreme Court case that pitted the interests of government economic projects against the religious rights of American Indians. Students learn about the religious protections of the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause. They also analyze a fictional scenario and play...

Vital Lessons 04/17/2024

"Democracy requires the consent and participation of the people. Consent is built from confidence in institutions and the norms that uphold them. This doesn’t happen magically. It must be nurtured and sustained." Read the full article on George Washington's Mount Vernon's website.

Vital Lessons Reviving civic education is key to preserving American democracy.

04/16/2024

What are the rights and responsibilities of a United States citizen? By playing Sortify: U.S. Citizenship, students will put their knowledge to the test by sorting and identifying what citizens and the government do to make the country run smoothly. https://bit.ly/4aMMffQ

04/14/2024

Learning about the US Constitution is a breeze with The Constitution EXPLAINED. Now available in Spanish, this series separates the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other amendments into 35 short videos so you can hone in on what is most relevant. https://bit.ly/4aflm4a

04/12/2024

Join the American Bar Association for the release of its 2024 Survey of Civic Literacy. Register now for the virtual panel discussing the results at 10 am ET on April 23. https://bit.ly/4aSYOWY

04/11/2024

Watching The Constitution EXPLAINED video series will have students asking for more! Each 2- to 4-minute animated video explains the text, history, and relevance of the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and additional amendments in everyday language. https://bit.ly/3TVPkob

iCivics: Beyond the Games | iCivics 04/04/2024

You may have heard of DBQuests, but do you know how they work in the classroom? Check out our newest teacher-written blog post for a play-by-play of a class' experience, along with tips to learn as much as possible throughout the DBQuest.

iCivics: Beyond the Games | iCivics “I love iCivics! My kids love to play Win the White House!” “Awesome! Have you ever used any of the other resources from iCivics? They go great with the games!” “No, tell me more!”

04/03/2024

Just a week from today is the next iCSL Webinar! Register to hear Tina Schuster from the Center for Love & Justice as she unpacks a successful civic voter turnout project taught in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. https://bit.ly/3TRQNMg

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Videos (show all)

Constitution EXPLAINED
#WellVersed is a new animated music video series from Nickelodeon ATTN: and iCivics that explores civic topics for eleme...
Our How To videos help educators navigate resources on the iCivics website. Check out our latest tutorial on how to find...
As students spend time on the Internet over the summer, help them learn the hallmarks of deceptive social media posts an...
How to connect with other teachers
How To Find DBQuests
NCSS22
People's Pie
This is Civics
iCivics Scope & Sequence Document
Return of People's Pie
Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

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LEX Language Project LEX Language Project
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Open Learning Exchange Open Learning Exchange
Cambridge Innovation Center/1 Broadway
Cambridge, 02142

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Harvard Intercollegiate Model United Nations Harvard Intercollegiate Model United Nations
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Cambridge, 02138

You've arrived at the page for Harvard's award-winning, traveling model United Nations team! Learn about more about joining the team at our website: http://hcs.harvard.edu/icmun

Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, 02138

The Program on Negotiation (PON) is a university consortium dedicated to developing the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution.

Forrester Life Forrester Life
60 Acorn Park Drive
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MIT Lewis Music Library MIT Lewis Music Library
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Room 14E-109
Cambridge, 02139

Check out this clip of Peggy Seeger from our archives: http://libraries.mit.edu/music/activities/seeger.html

Loeb Fellows Loeb Fellows
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Cambridge, 02138

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29 Oxford Street
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Creating collaborative bridges across Harvard, educating the next generation of global leaders, and addressing society's greatest challenges.

Battlecode Battlecode
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Circle of Women Circle of Women
Circle Of Women, P. O. Box 381365
Cambridge, 02238

We mobilize students to provide access to education for girls without it.