January 23, 2023

Integrating Technology: TPS Civics Interactives

Last Updated on March 30, 2021

Engage K-12 students with primary source learning through these online interactives focused on civics.

Bean Creative Case Maker features twenty pre-made civics challenges that teachers can share with their middle school students, or customize and annotate specifically for their needs.

targeted to grades 6-8

Civics! The MusicalFablevision Civics! An American Musical has students use Library primary sources to create a smash Broadway musical hit that is historically accurate and celebrates the power of ordinary citizens in creating change.

targeted to grades 6-8

DBQuest introduces students to major questions in civics and history using a Big Question as guiding light for deep examination of three selected primary sources from the Library.

targeted to grades 9-12

George Mason University
Eagle Eye Citizen is a digital resource that helps middle and high school students think critically about Congress, civic participation, and American history using primary sources from the Library.

targeted to grades 6-12

Indiana University CORG Engaging Congress is an interactive game that uses primary sources to explore the basic tenets of representative government and the challenges they face in contemporary society.

targeted to grades 6-12

PBS NewsHour Extra Journalism in Action is an interactive website for middle and high school students that has them analyzing Library primary sources to determine how culture-shifting events affected civic life.

targeted to grades 6-12

Muzzy Lane Software Kid Citizen features episodes in which children interactively explore Congress and civic engagement through historical primary sources, connecting what they find with their daily lives.

targeted to grades K-5

Second Avenue Learning Voices for Suffrage has students use primary sources to explore, replay, and engage with questions to learn about the tactics, arguments, key people, and historical events that led to women gaining the vote.

targeted to grades 6-12

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