Civic Education

For more information about state efforts to promote citizenship education, link to the Education Commission of the States, State Policies to Support Citizenship Education site.

State Standards Correlations Database

Back to School Program Brochure coverCheck out the database that correlates all of the Americas Legislators Back to School Program resource materials and Appreciating Legislatures lesson plans to state curriculum standards.

The NCSL Trust for Representative Democracy has developed a database that correlates all of the Americas Legislators Back to School Program resource materials and Your Ideas Count! and Appreciating Legislatures lesson plans to state curriculum standards.

State Legislatures Internet Links

picture of Colorado Capitol buildingThis informative database contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as bills, press rooms, statutes) from all states, one state or a selected list of states.

The State Legislatures Internet Links database also contains links to the State Legislatures' Kids Pages, fun and innovative web pages that state legislatures have created especically for kids to help them learn about civic education!

The Civic Mission of Schools (Executive Summary)

Report coverNCSL participated in the development of The Civic Mission of Schools, a groundbreaking report that summarizes the evidence in favor of civic education in k-12 schools and offers recommendations to educators and policymakers.

PDF Logo Full Report (44 page document).  To read portable document format (.pdf) files, you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Project Citizen Documentary Trailer

movie reelAn inspirational documentary film about students around the world making a positive difference in their communities through their participation in Project Citizen.

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