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Civics Day for Teachers

civic_day_ca.jpgCalifornia Civics Day for Teachers
Get Into Civics with Constitutional Rights Foundation!

With ACR 111, the California Legislature has declared the first Friday of every December California Civics Day for Teachers. It urges all local educational agencies to encourage teachers to participate in professional development opportunities on civics that day. This year, California Civics Day for Teachers falls on Friday, December 3.

To support teachers in these efforts Constitutional Rights Foundation offers the classroom civic lessons and resources listed below.

 Elementary Grades

 Middle School

 High School

The Tired King (for grades 4-5). Students learn about the three functions of government in this interactive role play.

Active Citizenship Today. ACT helps students learn citizenship skills while they plan and implement service-learning projects. Civic Action Project. CAP is a practicum for high school students in civics and government being used across the country. Check it out at crfcap.org.
Citizenship Brainstorm (for grades 4-5). Students brainstorm and discuss the traits that make active citizens. Citizenship Brainstorm. Students brainstorm and discuss the traits that make active citizens. Citizenship Brainstorm. Students brainstorm and discuss the traits that make active citizens. This lesson is also available through CRF’s Civic Action Project.
Draw Your Community (for grades 4-5). Students define and illustrate their own communities. Draw Your Community. Students define and illustrate their own communities. Draw Your Community. Students define and illustrate their own communities.