Inspiring youth to engage in activating democracy and emerge as game changers

Creating a functioning democracy
Engaging youth in a monumental teachable moment
Schools. Families. Communities.
Changing minds. Changing culture. Changing the world.
Creating dialogues that move ideas into action
Awakening youth to their power to shape the future

Look what can happen when youth tune into civics

Oregon teens are suing their state to force action on the climate crisis. Frustrated by government inaction on climate policy, an Oregon-based law firm is shifting the debate to the courts and elevating the voices of those who have the most to loose from climate chaos – our youth and future generations.

Overview of lesson flow | Tools + Rules = Game Changers

GIVING STUDENTS TOOLS

Students learn tools and skills available to citizens for understanding and protecting our wealth and liberties in a constitutional democracy (lessons 1 and 2).

UNDERSTANDING THE RULES

Students learn basic concepts and structure of government in principle and practice through lens of landmark laws that have shaped our society (lessons 3 and 4).

GAME CHANGERS

Students learn how others are addressing two critical issues of their generation, identify their goals, and create game-changing action plans (lessons 5 and 6).

Created by educators and activists

Ultimate Civics curricula, Activating My Democracy, have been developed by activists and educators, and guest taught in middle school and high school classrooms nationwide. These lesson plan sets incorporate the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards.

Media rich courses

Activating My Democracy is filled with rich, motivating content that gets kids excited about civics! Each 50-minute lesson plan is packed with power point notes and slides, short film clips, worksheets for students, worksheet guides for teachers, and lots of extra resources.

Fulfilling a Need to Know

In 13 years of course development and teaching in over 30 states, the most frequently asked question by students from fifth grade to university is: What can I do? This lesson set offers practical civics instruction to engage youth in shaping their future.

Onsite Workshops Opportunities

Invite Ultimate Civics director Riki Ott to your classroom, community, or teachers’ in-service day or conference for a presentation, training, or teaching. To inquire about availability, contact us.

Today’s students. Tomorrow’s leaders.

  • “ It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

    ~ Frederick Douglas
  • “The greatest threat to democracy is the illusion that it has been achieved.”

    ~ Anonymous
  • “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

    ~ Ronald Reagan, 1961

Help empower students, one classroom at a time.

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