It’s such a good time to teach kids about government and civics – they’ll be the next generation of politicians! In my quest to teach our children about government, we have kept up with local county ordinances, paid attention to our small town mayoral race, learned more about our local representative, and discovered iCivics…
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, after 25 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, created a website iCivics, where middle school students may understand U.S. civics better. For this video game generation, the site offers free interactive games on many civics topics. For the teacher, there are plenty of free civics lesson plans available.
How to access the Free Civics Lesson Plans:
- Go directly to the free lesson plans and games for learning civics
Here, your child will learn while playing online games.
Your child can become a virtual mayor, construct buildings and serve citizens, all while trying to keep constituents happy.
- Teachers Guide: this page is full of information for teachers
- Learn More about iCivics.
Another option for Free Civics Lessons:
These free civics lessons were created by the US Government, for K-12.
p.s. I’d love to find civics lessons for other countries! If you know of an informative site, please share with us in the comments below. – Lori
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