For a HS Civics and Economics course have students take the test at the beginning of the year(it will give you a great idea where they are at). Let students know whether they have citizenship. Once they gain citizenship they can make a 'class passport' and join the wall of citizens. (students should learn much of this information throughout the course and will eventually pass).
Times Machine is a wonderful database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to 1851. With articles about everything from the sinking of the Titanic to death of President Lincoln, this is a valuable resource that can be used as source documents in history class or for many other classroom uses.
Constitution Lesson Plans for 8th Grade American History