Democracy Lab

8th Grade Civics for the 21st Century

Two leading civics organizations, Primary Source and Generation Citizen, combine forces to bring you Democracy Lab! This 3-year innovative and comprehensive approach to civic learning, fully aligned with the 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, is designed to meet the growing needs of individual teachers. Whether designing an entirely new civics course or updating an existing one, teachers can turn to Democracy Lab for professional development and curricular cornerstones to civic success. 

  • Click here to see the Democracy Lab detailed Table of Contents with Sample Lessons
  • Click here to see how Primary Source’s Democracy Lab curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Content Standards
  • Click here to see how Generation Citizen’s Action Civics curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Content Standards
  • Discounted rates are available for Primary Source Partners and high needs districts, click here for more information and pricing.

To learn more about Democracy Lab, download our information sheet here.


Questions? Email civics@primarysource.org

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