Civic Engagement

Tennessee Student Civic Engagement Resources

Student Mock Election Logo
Sign up your school here for the Tennessee Student Mock Election. View results when posted.
image of 2018 Student Mock Election Results using graphs and a colorized map of the state of Tennessee
See current and past Student Mock Election results.
Stamp that says Student Mock Election
Information about how to conduct a mock election in your school and how the process works.
Photo of the lesson plans
Lesson plans created by teachers for teachers to incorporate civic engagement and citizenship into their curricula.
Students writing together at a table
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Civics Essay Contest. Please check back for information on the 2019 contest.

Civics 101: Know Your Government

Learn more about the history of the state of Tennessee and how we became a state.
An overview of the role that the executive branch plays in Tennessee State Government.
House Chamber, State Capitol
An overview of the role the legislative branch plays in government and the lawmaking process.
Tennessee Supreme Court
An overview of the judicial branch of government and the court system.
image of a vote pin
What are the responsibilities of citizens? How can you be more involved in the elections and government process?
What does the federal government do compared to the state?
Resources and links for knowing more about your county and local government.
17-18 Tennessee Blue Book
2017-2018 Tennessee Blue Book serves as a manual of useful information on our state and government, both past and present.

Civic Engagement Resources

Civics Videos