iCivics & ELL: Resources to Engage Your Multilingual Classroom 

iCivics is committed to providing high-quality and effective civic learning materials that are accessible—and engaging—for English and multilingual learners. With Spanish-language versions of our most popular games and leveled English Language (EL) supports throughout both the games and ancillary materials, we are working to help every student understand our system of government and be inspired to participate in it!

Landmark EL/ML Supreme Court Decision

Lau v. Nichols - Bilingual Education Case & Lesson Plan Social Card

A major moment in English and multilingual learner history was when the Supreme Court issued its decision in Lau v. Nichols (1974), requiring public schools to provide language supports to English and multilingual learners (ELs/MLs). Check out our mini-lesson about the case to learn more about this landmark decision and its impact on students throughout the nation.

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Do I Have a Right?
Play Time: 30+ min
Run a law firm and test your knowledge of constitutional rights.
Bilingual students speak about Do I Have A Right?

Win the White House
Play Time: 30+ min
Run your own presidential campaign!
Tráiler en español

Branches of Power
Play Time: 30+ min
Learn to control all three branches of the U.S. government!
Tráiler en español

Court Quest
Play Time: 15-30 min
Navigate our Court System and guide citizens to the right place
Tráiler en español


  • Each game offers the option to play in Spanish or English; English-language voiceover; glossary; gameplay scaffolds 
  • Embedded & printable content guides
  • Accompanying Extension Packs with game-specific expansion activities and tips
  • Available on the web and as Apps to play on tablets.

Which games have supports for ELs/MLs?

Use Kami for more accessibility

We have teamed up with Kami, the leading digital classroom app to offer more flexibility to use our lessons digitally. With Kami, ELs/MLs can highlight, annotate, and mark-up iCivics lessons. There is also a text-to-speech feature to read the text aloud as well as a built-in dictionary. And, students and teachers can leave each other video, voice, or screen capture comments to explain or share feedback.

Check out this blog: Making iCivics Lessons Accessible and English Learner (EL) Student-Friendly with Kami


We were honored to receive the 2019 President’s Award from the TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) Association. Honorees of the award are individuals or organizations outside of the English language teaching field that have demonstrated a commitment to English language instruction and education.