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Civics Resources

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TCI’s ready-to-teach civics lessons prepare your students to become informed, civically engaged members of their communities. Resources in this collection include:

  • The Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Do They Have the Right? Game
  • Season of Giving Inquiry Project

Black History Month

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Celebrate and honor the many achievements of African Americans in every field, from science to politics, with our free lessons, biographies, and primary source activities. Resources include:

  • Lessons: Honoring Rosa Parks, Garrett A. Morgan Made His Community Safer, Black History: The Right to Vote
  • Biography Videos: George Washington Carver, Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson
  • Primary Source Activities: Documents on the Rebellions of Denmark Vesey and Nat Turner, Booker T. Washington’s “The Atlanta Compromise” Speech, and The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Presidents’ Day

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Don’t miss out on your opportunity for students to learn more about George Washington and other presidents. Resources in this collection include:

  • Primary Source Activities: Conflict Within Washington’s Cabinet, Washington’s Farewell Address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” Speech, The Presidency in Contemporary America, Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Duties of American Citizenship” Speech
  • Biographies: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama
  • Additional Resources: Book recommendations, puppet shows, and other fun activities.

Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air! This Valentine’s Day, have your students fall in love with our free resources, which include:

  • From Bean to Bar: Explore how chocolate is made and analyze its properties in this video activity.
  • Opposites Attract:  Investigate how “opposites attract” applies to static electricity in this hands-on activity.
  • Other ELA, Math, and Science activities
Valentine's Day

Winter Weather

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Whether you live in a cold climate or not, have your students explore the wonders of winter with our free resources.

  • Featured Lessons: Bears in Winter, Penguin Parents, Engineering Challenge: Mimicking Animal Parts, Deer in the Snow, Weather and Climate, and Winter Sports
  • Career Profiles: Chief Sustainability Officer, Climatologist, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, and Meteorologist
  • Virtual Backgrounds: Fun winter-themed virtual backgrounds
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