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Lesson Plans

Civics Lesson Plans and Toolkits

Illinois Civics has created the following lesson plans to support the teaching of the required high school civics course in Illinois. Check back often, as more lesson plans will be added.

Separation of Powers

  • Executive Orders– To what extent should executive orders be used to create public policy?
  • State of the UnionHow does data guide a President’s perspective and decisions?


Judicial Review

Limited Government

Teaching Civics Through History

Voting and Elections