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Resources Update

Coming Soon: Updates to K-12 lesson plans and resources, including K-5 Civics in a Snap and middle school benchmark aligned lessons, will be coming soon. We expect to have these materials online in late summer, prior to the start of the new school year. We apologize for a delay, and you may direct questions to Dr. Steve Masyada, Director at

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Civics in Real Life

Civics is all around us. There is a lot to know about the government and how “We the People” interact with the government and each other. Let’s help each other expand our civic literacy.

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HB5 Lesson Plans

This high school government lesson plan was developed to facilitate instruction and discussion concerning the United States’ founding principles versus totalitarian systems of government.

This lesson is aligned to the expectations of HB 5 (2021): Civic Education Curriculum. Our essential question: Why are the founding principles essential for a free society?

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