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The California Federation of Teachers Web site offers information about kindergarten through grade Twelve (K–12) labor curricula, and downloadable PDFs of lesson plans for all grade levels, and connections with California and Common Core standards.

The CDE created a model K–12 curriculum on the life and work of César Chávez on his birthday, March 31, a State holiday. This site also includes a bibliography and other resources on César Chávez and farm labor issues.

California Student Mock Election is a site provided to encourage students to become active voters once they are old enough to cast a ballot.

iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning, providing well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms.

PBS Newshour Classroom provides current events lesson plans, educational resources, daily news lessons, activities, and daily videos.