Build Your Lego City. Then Learn to Govern it...

The Lego Civics Project

As our students build a fully-planned and intricately-designed model Lego city, they also learn to govern it. Students learn about elections, constitutions, flags, currency, budgets and the environment as they serve on a city council which must make key governing decisions about the city. Students have the opportunity to run for mayor, open their own business, debate city issues and respond to natural disasters and citizen concerns. Social studies, history and civics have never been so fun!

Class Specifications:

  • Elementary (Grade 2-5) or Middle School (Grades 6-8) versions available
  • 12-hour program (can be extended upon request)
  • The Lego Civics Project can be implemented as an after-school program, summer camp or in-class project
  • Supplies needed include legos and lego baseplates, laptop, projector or TV display, poster boards, construction paper, basic art materials

In this class, students will:

  • Serve on the city council of a fictional town of their own creation
  • Learn about constitutions and laws and create a city constitution
  • Learn about the meaning of symbols on flags and design their own city flag
  • Run for election and create a campaign platform stating opinions on each of the campaign issues
  • Give a campaign election speech to voters outlining issue positions
  • Learn about important civics-related topics such as taxes, immigration, the environment and the First Amendment
  • Learn about and make decisions related to urban environmental issues
Click below to view some of the guiding project sheets that the students use during our Lego Civics class.
Click below to download an example of a powerpoint about the symbols that appear on flags around the world. Students design their own city flags with important symbols and colors in this class.
As we prepare for our own election, students view excerpts at some historic debates in presidential elections.

Purchasing Information

Purchase of the Lego Civics Project includes the following:
  • 12-hour lesson plan, student worksheets, direct instruction powerpoints, project guides
  • Implementation guide
  • One hour teacher training via Skype or GotoMeeting
  • Unlimited email correspondence with Right Brain Curriculum as you implement the program
  • Marketing e-blasts you can adapt for your center
  • Marketing fliers you can adapt for your center
Total Price for all of the above is $499

To make a purchase please call 781-816-0582 or email us

Note on Curriculum Purchase: At Right Brain Curriculum, we see ourselves as more than simply a seller of curriculum. Rather, we are partners as you set up and implement the programs that we have designed. After purchase, we stick around to help you implement the program. We train your teachers via Skype and provide your administration with an Implementation Guide. We are available via email as questions arise. We help you market the programs with fliers and e-blasts tailored to your center or school. We have years of experience implementing project-based learning after-school programs and we help you get the programs off the ground at your school or center.

Have questions about the Lego Civics Project curriculum?

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