FreedomCivics™ Course Contents

Session 1 - The Spirit of the American Revolution: Historical Foundations

Session 2 - The First Colonies: Advancing Liberty in the New World
  • Activity – Map of the First Colonies / States
Session 3 – Foundations of American Government; the Enlightenment

Session 4 – The Declaration of Independence; Causes of Revolution
  • Map of the Revolutionary War Battles
  • Activity – Revolutionary War Events
  • Declaration of Independence (full text)
  • QUIZ 1

Session 5 – Articles of Confederation
  • Activity – Problems - Land Claims of 1783
  • Articles of Confederation (full text)

Session 6 – The Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  • Map of the Northwest Territory showing Future States
  • Northwest Ordinance (full text)

Session 7 – Constitutional Convention; Preamble of the U.S. Constitution
  • Activity - U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle
  • U.S. Constitution (full text)

Session 8 – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Legislative Branch
  • Activity – Constitutional Advisor
  • How Does a Bill Become a Law?

Session 9 – U.S. Constitution, Article II, Executive Branch
  • Activity – U.S. Constitution Word Search
  • QUIZ 2

Session 10 – U.S. Constitution, Article III to VII, Judicial Branch and Implementation of the Constitution
  • Activity - U.S. Constitution Word Puzzle

Session 11 – Review of the U.S. Constitution

Session 12 – Ratification Debates

Session 13 – Bill of Rights, Amendments I-VIII
  • Activity - Which Amendment was Violated?
  • Amendments I to X (full text) 

Session 14 – Bill of Rights, Amendments IX and X, Federalism
  • Activity – Match the Amendment to its Description
  • QUIZ 3

Session 15 – Amendments XI to XVII with original text

Session 16 – Amendments XVIII to XXVII with original text​

Session 17 – Protecting the Constitution

Session 18 – Final Review - Part One

Session 19 – Final Review - Part Two and The Duties of a Good Citizen

Session 20 – Final Exam / Scoring
  • Appendices Only Found in Teacher's Workbook:
  • Appendix A – NCSS Standards - Session Cross References
  • Appendix B – National Council for the Social Studies Standards
  • Appendix C – Quizzes and Exams (blanks for duplication)


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