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Civics for All: Current issues and events

This collection of lesson plans and resources supplement the Civics for All curriculum to aid in teaching current issues and events. These materials include two resource types:

Full K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and/or 9-12 lesson plans that connect fundamental civics concepts to current issues and events. The formatting of the lesson plans is consistent with the Civics for All lesson plans and are distinguishable by their purple color-coding.

A brief summary of the issue or event with suggested resources for lesson planning and teaching civics-related current events.

The collection will grow over time. It is recommended that you download and review Current Events and Civics Education before using the resources in this collection in your classroom.

The titles and details for the first set of resources that will be in the collection are below:

Included Resources

These full 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 lessons each provide a unique and grade-appropriate exploration of impeachment in the United States as well as other resources and infographics. The formatting of the lesson plans is consistent with the Civics for All lesson plans and is distinguishable by the purple color-coding.

As part of Civics as Part of Quality Social Studies Instruction (pages 17-26 of the Civics for All curriculum) this resource provides guidance on the connection between instructional practices, current issues and events, and the civics classroom.

This document is a compilation of resources to support classroom discussions on racism and systemic inequality.

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