K-12 Civic Literacy

Building experience, knowledge, and social capital for

college, career, and civic life

GenerationNation’s educational tools and programs offer students in kindergarten through high school a wide range of opportunities to learn about government, citizenship, leadership and more.

Classroom activities introduce K-8 students to civic learning through social studies, math and language arts and further strengthen civic knowledge and skills in high school Civic Literacy, US History and other courses. The resources are tied to curriculum standards, and support 21st century learning including – but not limited to – civic literacy. Hands-on activities enable students to experience civics and leadership in action – which evidence shows is the best way to learn.

 Civic literacy resources are standards-based, easily used, smart, fun and engaging

  • Useful tools that connect real-life experiences and current events with the classroom education to increase student interest and comprehension
  • Interdisciplinary, integrating the study of government, citizenship and leadership into different contexts
  • Tied to curriculum standards
  • Easy to use, flexible and adaptable, plug into existing lesson plans, fit time requirements and curriculum goals
  • Relevant, usable and regularly updated throughout the year
  • Non-partisan and non-political


GenerationNation is a state and national leader in K-12 civic literacy education

and youth civic leadership