Civics Education Organizations and Resources

OSPI Open Educational Resources
Library of Open Educational Resources developed by OSPI grantees or collaborators and aligned to Washington K–12 Learning Standards. 

iCivics is an education project by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor that teaches kids about their constitutional rights. Access lesson plans and play interactive online games while learning about civics.

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Washington offers The State We're In: Washington. Your Guide to State, Local, and Tribal Government. This civics textbook comes with a companion teachers curriculum guide (grades 7-12).

Teach with TVW
TVW, Washington's public affairs TV network, provides free educational videos for youth about our state government.

Washington State Legislature
Lesson plans, student guides, and internship opportunities at the Washington State Legislature.

YMCA Youth & Government
Since 1947, students in Youth & Government have written and debated laws in youth legislative session at the Capitol or assumed roles in a mock trial competition (grades 8-12).

4-H Know Your Government
The annual 4-H Know Your Government Conference in Olympia seeks to strengthen responsible citizenship, leadership and the connection between youth and political and social networks.

Project Citizen
Nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry.

Kids Voting USA
Nonpartisan voter education program committed to creating lifelong voting habits in children, increasing family communication about citizenship, and encouraging greater adult voter turnout.

The National Archives
The United States National Archives provides free lesson plans for teaching with historic American documents.

LegalWa provides free the full text of all Washington State Supreme Court decisions since 1854.