Civics Engagement and Outreach Initiative

K-12 Civics Presentations

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CLA has a fantastic collection of civics content to share with K-12 students, ranging from a comic book to a video series about safe interactions with law enforcement. Through the civics education program, we bring lawyers and judges to the classroom to conduct civic education programs including those listed below.

Civics ResourceRecommended Grade LevelDescription
Comic Book:
What Lawyers and Judges Do?
K-5This publication serves to engage students at an early age and introduces them to the role of attorneys and judges through several illustrated examples. It lets students know they can grow up to be legal professionals.
No Animals Allowed (The Rule of Law)
3-5This worksheet creates a lively discussion on the three branches of government. Students also learn about the rule of law through an exercise on whether animals should be allowed in school.
Celebration of the 19th Amendment
5-8This toolkit supports discussion around the U.S. Constitution, the right to vote generally, the women’s suffrage movement and the women’s right to vote. 
Presentation and Activity:
The Bill Making Process
7-10This presentation features state legislators and offers an explanation of how laws are made in California. It includes videos and classroom activity options.
When you Turn 18
Age 16-18This resource covers many of the legal considerations that new adults face. Also available in Spanish.
Video Series:
Youth Interactions with Law Enforcement
Age 8-18Coming Soon: This 6-part video series guides youth on safely interacting with law enforcement, and reviews their rights and responsibilities.

If you are an Educator, you can request a presentation here and order a publication here.

If you are a Volunteer Attorney, complete this form to volunteer to present in a classroom. You can access the K-12 Civics Presentation toolkits here.

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