There’s no better time to spark students’ interest in government and politics than election season, when the political climate provides learning opportunities for students to see the real-world applications of class topics. Fostering students’ civic knowledge not only gives them context for world news, but ultimately turns young people into informed and engaged citizens who will effectively elicit change in their communities and beyond. 

Whether you’re looking for politics and government lesson plans for high school, activities to supplement your high school civics curriculum, or current events projects to encourage student discussion, these resources will help you teach our future changemakers. 

12 High School Civics Resources

From lessons on the structures and processes of the U.S. government to discussions on current events and social issues, spark student engagement in civics with these resources.

Resources on the U.S. Constitution and government functions

United States Civics and Government Pre-Test by Samantha in

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We don’t need to talk about how we’re in a historic teacher shortage or why talented teachers are leaving, so I’ll skip over all of that.

I want to talk about how done I am with the armchair quarterbacks of the teaching world.

Who are the armchair quarterbacks?

Traditional armchair quarterbacks are people who are not NFL players, but who readily offer their criticism of them from the armchair of their couch as a spectator. In the education world, they’re people who have never taught or maybe taught for a handful of years a long time ago, but who definitely haven’t been teaching in the last two years.

And somehow, despite this lack of experience and training, they know exactly how teachers should be doing their jobs. They know what’s appropriate—not just for their child but for every child in every classroom. They know how much homework, classwork, tests,

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