Curriculum Materials


Bill of Rights in Action »

Browse lessons on U.S. history, world history, government, and current events from Bill of Rights in Action, CRF's flagship curriculum magazine. 

California State Seal of Civic Engagement »

Resources to assist teachers in helping students earn the California State Seal of Civic Enagement.

The Challenge of Democracy Series »

A series of lessons with carefully researched non-partisan readings to navigate issues on the themes of Information, Diversity, Governance, and Violence.

Research »

Links to the best Internet research sites. Rated as a top web resource for teachers and students by the Los Angeles Times. This is the best place for you and students to start your Internet research.

Resources for AP U.S. Govt. and Politics Courses »

Find links to lessons on key content, as well as how to use CRF’s Civic Action Project to meet the applied civics project requirement. 

Key Themes in Social Studies »

Explore a variety of lessons on elections, immigration, freedom of religion, the judicial branch, and much more.

For Elementary Classrooms »

Lesson materials and activities for younger students! 

Civil Conversation »

Lessons that culminate in a Civil Conversation (CivCon), a structured small-group discussion exploring different perspectives on an issue or controversy.

Civic Scenarios and Simulations »

Lessons and activities that require students to examine an issue from an assigned perspective, including many that allow students to simulate democratic processes. 

Civics on Call »

Classroom-ready lessons on current events and issues of the day! 

Project-Based Civics and Service Learning  »

Resources to help your students take action on issues that matter to them, including CRF’s free Civic Action Project (CAP) curriculum!

Holidays and Commemorations »

Resources and lesson materials to help mark important events in the classroom — including Black History Month, Constitution Day, and Women’s History Month.  

Primary Source Lessons  »

Lessons that engage students with primary source materials from different moments in U.S. history.

New State Standards »

Lessons designed to help students to research, think critically, and draw evidence-based conclusions; developed with teachers and grounded in research around the Common Core State Standards.

 

 

 

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CRF provides academic, non-partisan programs and curricula that increase civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions using research-based methodologies including content about government and policy, student-directed discussion, and authentic civic engagement. Some state or local laws impose specific requirements on certain subject matters or manners of instruction, including those involving civic engagement or policy advocacy. It is the responsibility of teachers, administrators, and school districts to determine how, if at all, state and local laws may affect the use of CRF materials or resources. 

 

 

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