Government & Civics

Constitution Day: The 1965 Alabama literacy test – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Syd Golston Subjects Civics, Social Studies, American History Estimated Time One Class Period (45 minutes) Grade Level 9 – 12 Objective Students will: take…read more


Supreme Court Reconsiders the Voting Rights Act


Click here to download video Teachers: this video includes a short story followed by a discussion with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. Forty-eight…read more

Supporters of Bradley Manning hold vigil outside the gates of Fort Meade before Manning's December 2012 preliminary hearing.

Manning Case Challenges Definition of “Whistleblower”


The court martial for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning began on June 3 in Fort Meade, Md. Manning was arrested three years ago for leaking 700,000…read more

The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Government Surveillance of Citizens Raises Civil Liberty Concerns


Two revelations about government programs designed to sift through the public’s phone calls and social media interaction have raised questions about what the government should…read more


Could More Skilled Immigrants Help the U.S. Tech Industry?


Click to download video The Senate will debate a comprehensive immigration proposal next month, but House Republicans said that instead of voting on the Senate’s…read more

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