Civics in Practice develops students’ comprehension skills, critical-thinking skills, and analysis skills throughout the text.
Civics Skills encourage students to learn, practice, and apply the skills students need to analyze civics and economics.
Historic Documents, Political Cartoons, and Primary Sources
Historic Documents, Political Cartoons, and Primary Sources features present a variety of sources from different perspectives.
Focus On biographies focus on historically significant people related to the content.
Media Investigations and Linking to Today
Media Investigations and Linking to Today features connect the events of the past with their relevance and impact in today’s world.
Econ 101 and Math 101
Econ 101 and Math 101 features foster analysis skills.
American Civil Liberties and American Religious Liberty
American Civil Liberties and American Religious Liberty features teach civic values and explain constitutional rights and their importance in society.
Supreme Court Decisions
Supreme Court Decisions present the background of the case, explain the impact of the decision on today, and foster students’ critical thinking skills.
Students Take Action and Law 101
Students Take Action and Law 101, developed in conjunction with the Center for Civic Education, promote critical-thinking, civic participation, and service learning.
Personal Finance Handbook
Personal Finance Handbook encourages students to learn the basics about earning, saving, and investing their money, and discover how to make the best choices for managing their finances.
Community Service and Participation Handbook
Community Service and Participation Handbook promotes active learning in students.
From the Source
From the Source: Readings in Economics and Government offers a collection of documents that promote critical thinking.
Law 101 with Answer Key focuses on legal issues that affect everyday life.
Mathematics for Economics Workbook
Mathematics for Economics Workbook applies math concepts to civics and economics.
Media Investigations hone critical-thinking skills and teach students to make informed choices.
Political Cartoon Activities
Political Cartoons Activities, Teaching Suggestions, and Answer Key enrich and broaden instruction. The Teacher’s Guide and Answer Key provide background information on each political cartoon to enable you to place the cartoon in context for students. Each political cartoon activity includes instructional captions that guide students in interpreting symbolism, caricature, satire, and bias.
Simulations and Case Studies
Simulations and Case Studies with Block Scheduling Options contains readings or case studies that allow students to explore topics from the program in greater depth.
Students Take Action
Students Take Action with Answer Key promotes service learning and civic duty.
The Democracy and Civic Education Resources
The Democracy and Civic Education Resources package includes Civic Participation Activities Guide, Constitution Study Guide, and United States Supreme Court Case Studies. Co-developed with the American Bar Association, the workbooks contain information on the history and development of the Constitution, its applications in today’s world, and analyses of important U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Primary Source Activity Kit
The Primary Source Activity Kit is a compilation of primary and secondary sources designed to provide students with opportunities to examine historical, geographical, and government records; to analyze a variety of points of view; and to use critical-thinking strategies to interpret historical documents.
This engaging activity kit includes:
- Laminated placards featuring the documents and accompanying activities
- Primary and secondary source documents that cover United States history, world history, geography, and civics and government
- Teacher’s Guide with lesson plans and answer keys
Thinking About Content Reading
Thinking About Content Reading helps students develop content-area reading skills in every social studies course using the think-aloud strategy and graphic organizers.
Interactive Skills Tutor
Interactive Skills Tutor CD-ROM guides students as they learn social studies skills presented in the program. Each skill is introduced, practiced through interactive student activities, and then assessed for student mastery.