Resource Directory for California Schools
This resource directory is designed to provide administrators, teachers, and community members with civic-education resources that implement the six promising approaches to civic education as outlined in the Civic Mission of Schools (CMS). Click on the links below to locate resources for your school.

Grade Level
K–3 | 4–5 | 6–8 | 9–12

Curriculum Materials/Programs

K–3 | 4–5 | 6–8 | 9–12


K–3 | 4–5 | 6–8 | 9–12



Proven Practices Summary for Resource Directory for California Schools

PROVEN PRACTICE #1: Provide Instruction in Government, History, Law and Democracy.

PROVEN PRACTICE #2: Incorporate discussion of current local, national and international issues and events into the classroom, particularly those issues and events that young people view as important to their lives.

PROVEN PRACTICE #3: Design and implement programs that provide students with the opportunity to apply what they learn through performing community service that is linked to the formal curriculum and classroom instruction.

PROVEN PRACTICE #4: Offer extracurricular activities that provide opportunities for young people to get involved in their schools or communities.

PROVEN PRACTICE #5: Encourage student participation in school governance.

PROVEN PRACTICE #6: Encourage students’ participation in simulations of democratic processes and procedures.

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The resources and links in this directory do not necessarily reflect the views of the California Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools or its affiliated organizations. The posting of these resources does not constitute an endorsement of organizations or their products. References to content standards addressed are provided for guidance by the submitting organizations and are not endorsed by the Campaign or its affiliates.

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