Civics Corner


The foundation of our nation’s history is based on our educated and active populace. From the creation of the United States Constitution in 1787, American citizens have played an important role in determining the nation’s future, who its leaders shall be and which laws we live under. Everyone, young and old, should have a good understanding of how our government works. That’s the only way we can participate in the political process.

You can learn a lot about local American history by visiting the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum. To expand your knowledge, try visiting these websites. You’ll be an expert in how our American democracy works in no time!

For Kids
Constitutioncenter.org – National Constitution Center: We the Civics Kids
congressforkids.net
citizenbee.org

For Adults & Teachers
icivics.org
education.com
teachingcivics.org
annenbergclassroom.org