Civics vs. History: What’s the Difference?

1. What is the definition of History?

2. What is the definition of Civics?

3. How are these disciplines similar and different?













4. If a person is studying Civics, how would knowing History be of any help?

5. Below are situations that could be classified as either Civics

or history or both. Provide a brief explanation in the appropriate

box based on your knowledge of each. If the situation can be classified as both, include an explanation for both.

Is It Civics?

Is It History?

The president is commander- in-chief

of the US Armed



The process

whereby aliens

become citizens

is called




The debate continues regarding US troop strength in Afghanistan.



Women and minority groups use their right to protest to achieve equal rights.




Opposing groups

have taken sides

over the issue of

building a mosque near the site of the 9/11 terror attacks

in NY.