English as a Second Language

On Common Ground Level 6-8

On Common Ground
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Learn what it means to be a U.S. citizen

On Common Ground, from the producers of Crossroads Café, addresses key civic and government concepts for EL Civics and citizenship education, emphasizing the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship.


15 videos present dramatic stories which take on controversial issues, usually in situations that lack a single right answer. Each episode concludes with a relevant key event from U.S. history. Individual lessons focus on such crucial issues as racial polarization, extremism and freedom of speech, individual rights versus the public good, separation of powers, and checks and balances.

Print materials are available in different formats for maximum flexibility. See pricing section below.

On Common Ground has been correlated to many popular assessment tools (pdf):
CASAS | EFF | GED 2002 Test Series | National History & Civics Content Standards