Do you know who wrote the Federalist Papers? Do you know who was the first Postmaster General of the United States? Can you name two cabinet-level positions in the U.S. Government? Learning Civics is essential for English language learners trying to live, work, and study in the United States. Civics classes can provide learners with the opportunity and information they need to be successful in our competitive society. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice methods for increasing learner retention in ESL Civics and Citizenship courses. Participants will discuss how to design an ESL civics course and what topics to include in the curriculum. Participants will review the skills and vocabulary required to pass the U.S. Citizenship reading, writing, and civics exams. They will examine how to incorporate activities and technology into the classroom that utilize those skills and terms. Participants will also review a multitude of civics print, video, and online resources for instructors and learners.