As Lincoln said, our democracy is a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” To understand and take on their new role in our democracy, new citizens must have an understanding of the American system of government, the principles upon which it is founded, and their individual rights and responsibilities within this system. These three topics are part of the civics test.
- Lesson Plans from USCIS- In-depth lessons on Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches
- MLC Citizenship A Curriculum (lower literacy) and Citizenship B Curriculum (higher literacy)- Units 8-12
- MLC citizenship tutoring handouts
- Quiz on the 3 branches of government
- Quiz on the Constitution
- Reading Skills for Today's Adult includes several stories in American government. Click for: stories for Citizenship study
- Three Branches Matching Activity (printable) and People Matching Activity, created by Worthington ABE
- Elizabeth Claire's Easy English News site has a selection of Citizenship materials, including the US Constitution in Simple English.
- Constitution Review Quiz (includes Civics questions about the separation of powers, the Bill of Rights, and voting rights amendments). Answer Key
- Number Review activity (for number of Senators, Representatives, etc.): Instructions, Handout, and Numbers for matching
- Group "100 Questions" Review Activity Directions, created by Worthington ABE
- Civics Bingo (Unit 14, Prep)
- "100 Questions" Review- Matching Activity, created by Worthington ABE
- Government Board Game for Citizenship, Instructions and Templates for Citizenship Board Games, created by Lincoln ABE
- Legislative Branch Conversation Grid, created by Worthington ABE