EL Civics for ESL Students

EL Civics Government and History Lessons for ESL Students

Learn EL Civics and ESL with pictures and easy words. The following EL Civics and U.S. History and Government lessons are now available: Statue of Liberty, Washington, D.C., American Bald Eagle, 50 U.S. States, and more. English Language Civics provides an easy way to learn about U.S. history, government, citizenship, geography, and culture. New lessons, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and lesson plans are added to www.elcivics.com every week. This year we will focus on Literacy for Work, beginning level lessons for workplace literacy classes.

Civics and Government Civics and Government: Civics lessons with photos and fun activities for teachers and ESL students. Learn English and U.S. history and government for citizenship.
  • Worksheets
  • Citizenship Facts
  • Historical Photos


Holiday Lessons Holiday Lessons: Fun activities for every month of the year. Students learn by viewing photos of holiday celebrations.
  • Fun Activities
  • Holiday Games
  • Short Videos

ESL Worksheet ESL Worksheets: Hundreds of free worksheets to help ESL students learn English. Subjects include civics, life skills, holidays, and more.
  • Short Stories
  • Writing Prompts
  • Picture Worksheets

Map of the United States State Lessons: Take a photo tour of the United States and learn about the various state flags, capitol buildings, and other state symbols.
  • State Symbols
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • State Maps

Life Skills Lessons Life Skills: Life skill lessons are perfect for EL Civics and ESL classes. Common words and useful subjects like banking, education, and emergencies.
  • Charts
  • Photo Lessons
  • Signs and Notices

ESL Lessons ESL Lessons: Learning English is fun and easy with these free online activities. Each lesson includes classroom materials.
  • Printable Games
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Handouts

ESL Videos Workplace Literacy: Lessons and worksheets designed to teach workplace literacy to adult ESL students.
  • Types of Jobs
  • Safety Regulations
  • Access Employment Training
OTAN Adult Ed Teachers: California Department of Education website created to promote the use of technology as a collaborative tool, the use of technology in the classroom, and to provide access to educational resources. Special thanks to OTAN technical support for adding links to this ESL student resource. Cheerful greetings to all of the OTAN staff. OTAN

United States Department of Education: Focuses on workplace literacy, English language acquisition, and civics education. Go to this website to learn more about EL Civics programs and funding for Adult Education. Adult Literacy and Civics

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website: This is the official U.S. government website for citizenship information. It includes forms, learning material, and links to important resources. Teachers will want to take advantage of the Education and Resources section. It has downloadable Civics Flashcards and a list of sample U.S. history and government questions for naturalization test preparation. Their materials can be used in any classroom to help students learn about American history and government. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

EL Civics Website for ESL Students: Easy to navigate and fun to browse, students will discover picture tours, ESL photo stories, crossword puzzles, BINGO games, worksheets, quizzes, PowerPoints, and more, all for free. This is the first EL Civics website I created for ESL students, starting in July 2005, and it continues to be a work in progress. Have a look and rummage around...it's a real hodgepodge, but that's the fun. ESL Lessons

Citizenship and Civics: Jennifer Gagliardi has an amazing website with free resources including a podcast, worksheets, quizzes, images and a blog. She posts new material almost daily and is very knowledgeable and helpful. US Citizen Podcast


Copyrights to the pictures and photos on this EL Civics and ESL website belong to individual photographers. We have purchased the rights to use them. Do not copy the images on this free educational website. Permission is granted to print any of the ESL worksheets for classroom or home use. Contact teacher Christina Niven at christina@elcivics.com. Please send corrections, comments, greetings, and requests for new lessons. Copyright © Christina Niven, 2007.