Legislative Branch

Educational Resources

Lesson Plans

The Center for Legislative Archives—part of the National Archives—maintains some of the most historically valuable documents created by the federal government: the records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Educators can use these historical documents to teach about representative democracy, how Congress works, and the important role Congress has played throughout American history.


Educational Tools

These tools have been created to complement our lesson material, and can be used both inside and outside of the classroom.

Civics for All of US

Civics for All of US is the new education initiative from the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement by providing exemplary civic education resources and programs for all ages using the records of the U.S. Government. Learn more about our free programs for students and teachers.

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