Civics 101 provides free online educational tools to teach Pennsylvania students about the operations of state government. 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 the inner workings of government. In addition, a Continuing Education section provides adults with a deeper level of study through talks on related topics. The site is accompanied by a Teacher's Guide, which provides ideas for ways Civics 101 resources may be used in the classroom.

Civics 101 is a public service of the Pennsylvania Cable Network.
Teacher's Guide & Tools
User's guide and other classroom tools.
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.

Hall of Governors

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.

Rep. Bill Kortz
"My sincere thank you to PCN for being proactive in the area of civics education. This is a dire need in our society today."

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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The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement

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

Civics 101 was created with the assistance of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Pennsylvania Cable & Telecommunications Foundation
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