Elementary School Resources

Lesson Plans

Elementary School

Use the links below to find lesson plans, content standards, and much more!

Links to California Standards

Key California Civic Related Content Standards at each grade level

California Civic Education Scope and Sequence

Comprehensive civic related content standards, including national content standards, at each grade level with sample classroom applications and sample resources

Literature and Other Resources

Literature Recommendations

Mock Trials

Scripted mock trials for elementary students, created by Judge Joan Weber, and Judge Richard G. Cline, Superior Court of San Diego County



  • A Day in the Courts – Free photos of a courts
  • Picturing America – Free high quality images of important works of art connected to themes such as democracy and equality
  • Cartoons – Free images of student cartoons, from elementary school through high school, depicting the First Amendment freedoms. NOTE: Images can take up to a minute to upload.

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