iCivics and Nickelodeon have just released a series of twelve Schoolhouse Rock-type videos about how government is supposed to work.

They’re pretty catchy, though, if you teach ELLs, you’ll want to change the speed to .75.

You can find them all here, and read about them at this NPR story.

The iCivics site says you can download viewing guides, but they don’t seem to be available yet (Update: If you go to “Download Resources” under the video, and log-in to iCivics, you can access the viewing guide).

Here’s one of the videos – it’s pretty catchy: