- iCivics is a set of free online educational games developed by a nonprofit organization founded by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Last November, the game was played roughly 3 million times, according to Education Week.
- Newseum, a Washington-based museum about current events, provides free learning tools on media literacy and the First Amendment.
- C-SPAN Classroom offers extensive classroom lesson plans and free videos developed by teachers and the C-SPAN staff.
- The Center for Civic Education is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote an enlightened and responsible citizenry that is committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy. It offers a variety of lesson plans related to elections on topics such as voting requirements, the power of the senior vote, and amendments. Handouts include a chart of political slogans. Did you know that Herbert Hoover’s slogan was “a chicken in every pot (and a car in every garage)”?
- PBS NewsHour Extra has a variety of videos and lesson plans for Grades 7–12 civics teachers. Civic Engagement and Ways for Students to Get Involved is a three-day lesson plan that guides students through the various ways that citizens can participate in the political process.
- The American Bar Association has lessons plans on a variety of topics, including antitrust laws, the Second Amendment, and the environment. One lesson plan involves a discussion of the use of censorship in Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451.
- The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools is an advocacy group that promotes civics education at the state and national level. Its website provides links to over 90 organizations and schools that provide teachers with free lesson plans and inspiration, including EarthForce.org and the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
- SLPS Summer Reading Program St. Louis Public Schools, provides all students access to high-quality literature that covers a wide range of topics.
- The St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) Card is something everyone in St. Louis should have.
- SLPL offers internet access, printing, books, comics, video games, magazines, movies, TV Shows, devices, and more both online and in-person.
- Get an e-card today: https://www.slpl.org/ecard-registration/
- All digital library content including books, comics, audiobooks, movies, video, and more: https://www.slpl.org/online-resources/
- MoreNet / Ebsco Database Services
- Website: search.ebscohost.com
- Username: stlouissd
- Password: library-20
- Back to School Call Center: 314-345-5656
- New Family Registration: Families that are new to the District can now register online.
- City of St. Louis School Systems Collaborative Re-entry Guidelines: Click HERE to access.
- Learn about the new EDMENTUM online learning platform: www.slps.org/edmentum
- Public Notice: Nonpublic School Participation in Services through the Coronavirus Aide, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: LINK
- FINAL Approved 2020-2021 School Year Calendar: Visit www.slps.org/calendar
- Free grab-and-go, 7-day meal kits: www.slps.org/meals
- COVID-19 FAQs: www.slps.org/covidfaqs
- Social and economic resources for families: www.slps.org/resources
- Social and emotional support hotline for students/parents: 314-345-6900, firstname.lastname@example.org