Civics 101 provides free online educational tools to teach Pennsylvania students about how state government functions. Aimed at the fourth grade level, these free videos are intended to supplement classroom learning. Programs include interviews with elected officials who have served in the three branches of government, tours of the state Capitol and Governor's residence, and tutorials on how government works. In addition, a Continuing Education section provides adults with a deeper level of study through panels and lectures on topics of interest.

Civics 101 is a public service of the Pennsylvania Cable Network.
Executive Branch
The Governor serves as the Executive of Pennsylvania. He or she is responsible for approving or vetoing laws passed by the General Assembly, subject to a two-thirds override.
Legislative Branch
Pennsylvania's General Assembly consists of two bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The main task of these two bodies is to make laws.
Judicial Branch
Pennsylvania's judicial branch is responsible for interpreting the state Constitution, and deciding cases.

Cheryl Guss, Retired Teacher, Central Dauphin School District
"This resource is so rich in content and could be used for an entire school year. It is interesting and encourages students to become civically responsible."

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For additional resources of Civics education please see: The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement
The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement

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