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EL Civics for ESL Students

EL Civics Government and History Lessons for ESL Students

Learn EL Civics and ESL with pictures and easy words. The following EL Civics and U.S. History and Government lessons are now available: Statue of Liberty, Washington, D.C., American Bald Eagle, 50 U.S. States, and more. English Language Civics provides an easy way to learn about U.S. history, government, citizenship, geography, and culture. New lessons, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, and lesson plans are added to www.elcivics.com every week. This year we will focus on Literacy for Work, beginning level lessons for workplace literacy classes.


Civics and GovernmentCivics and Government - Civics lessons with photos and fun activities for teachers and ESL students. Learn English and U.S. history and government for citizenship.

ESL WorksheetESL Worksheets - Hundreds of free worksheets to help ESL students learn English. Subjects include civics, life skills, holidays, and more.

Map of the United States State Lessons - Take a photo tour of the United States and learn about the various state flags, capitol buildings, and other state symbols.

Holiday LessonsHoliday Lessons - Fun activities for every month of the year. Students learn by viewing photos of holiday celebrations. Short sentences with easy vocabulary words accompany each photo.

Life Skills Lessons Life Skills - Life skill lessons are perfect for EL Civics and ESL classes. Common words and useful subjects like banking, education, and emergencies.

ESL LessonsESL Lessons - Learning English is fun and easy with these free online activities. Each lesson includes classroom materials.

ESL VideosWorkplace Literacy - Lessons and worksheets designed to teach workplace literacy to adult ESL students.


Recommended EL Civics and ESL Links for Students and Teachers

OTAN Adult Ed Teachers: California Department of Education website was created to promote the use of technology as a collaborative tool, the use of technology in the classroom, and to provide access to educational resources. Special thanks to OTAN technical support for adding links to this ESL student resource. Cheerful greetings to all of the OTAN staff. OTAN


United States Department of Education: Focuses on workplace literacy, English language acquisition, and civics education. Go to this website to learn more about EL Civics programs and funding for Adult Education. Adult Literacy and Civics


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website: This is the official U.S. government website for citizenship information. It includes forms, learning material, and links to important resources. Teachers will want to take advantage of the Education and Resources section. It has downloadable Civics Flashcards and a list of sample U.S. history and government questions for naturalization test preparation. Their materials can be used in any classroom to help students learn about American history and government. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration


Citizenship and Civics: Jennifer Gagliardi has an amazing website with free resources including a podcast, worksheets, quizzes, images, and a blog. She posts new material almost daily and is very knowledgeable and helpful. US Citizen Podcast