Resources for Teaching Civics and Government

February 3, 2016

The list below will help teachers find resources for teaching civics and government in their classrooms.

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Resource list for teaching civics and government in Connecticut

Lesson Plans 1 and 2: These lesson plans are an introduction to "civic health" and its connection to "great citizenship." It helps students learn about how ordinary citizens participate in the public arena by volunteering, voting, donating, working with neighbors and public officials, learning about and engaging on issues, attending public events and hearings, etc.

Lesson Plan 3: This lesson helps teachers engage their students on "living citizenship" through classroom and personal civic engagement activities by the students using a "civics scorecard" that helps them explore different ways to become "great citizens." The "scorecard" activity allows students to learn more about "civic health" through actual civic participation in their schools and communities.


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