Civics

Online Games, Animations & Quizzes for Civics

Bill of Rights  - This game quizzes the user on the Bill of Rights in a variety of formats.

Argument Wars  - Players debate historical Supreme Court cases by advancing arguments and backing them up.

The Redistricting Game - The game introduces the redistricting system, explores potential abuses, and offers info about reform.

Electoral College by States - This game quizzes the user on how many electoral votes states have in a variety of ways.

Do I Have a Right? - Explore the Bill of Rights in the context of operating and growing a Constitutional law firm from obscure to distinguished status.

ConstitutionFacts.com - You can test your constitution IQ with an interactive quiz and see how you scored against others in your state and nationally, see which founding father you’d vote for, determine which founding father you’re like, and test your knowledge with the “Real or Fake?” interactive quiz.

Which Founding Father Are You? - Answer five questions to see who you best match up with.

State of the Union Bingo - A tool designed to engage students as they watch the presidential address.

Newswire - The National Constitution Center’s new feed about the impact of the Constitution on the latest current events.

General Resources for Teaching Civics

C-Span U.S. Constitution Page
C-Span’s U.S. Constitution page provides a series of video clips related to constitutional issues. C-SPAN Teacher Fellow Joe Karb demonstrates how to access and use C-SPAN Classroom’s Constitution Clips teacher resources. Select offerings:

  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer explains the workings of the judiciary
  • Pauline Maier presents a history of the ratification process of the U.S. Constitution
  • Mark Dimunation talks about The Federalist Papers
  • A panel discussion about the Bill of Rights, the Constitution
  • Chief Justice John Roberts discusses the role of the Constitution in American politics

National Constitution Center: Education
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is a non-partisan and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution and its history and contemporary relevance. Its Education section includes biographies of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and full text of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence It also offers offers lesson plans and resource guides and the opportunity to explore the Constitution through online games and interactives.

Interactive Constitution
This section enables visitors to search the Constitution by keyword, topic, or Supreme Court case.

Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline
This interactive timeline highlights key dates and events of the key dates and events from more than 200 years of American constitutional history.

Constitution Primary Set & Teacher’s Guide
This Library of Congress teaching set includes 18 primary sources accompanied by historical context, teaching suggestions, links to online resources, graphic organizer, and an analysis tool.

Social Explorer interactive maps allow you to choose a time period and demographic feature to look at census data from 1790 to 2000.