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Walk of Freedom
Students create a public art instillation with painted tiles or posters containing phrases interpreted from the US Constitution. read more »
Compare and Contrast Life in America
Students will use primary and secondary sources to compare accounts of colonial America as told in primary and secondary sources. They will also compare colonial life to American life today. read more »
Generations Journal
Students will keep a historical “journal/diary” where they take on the persona of a person living in the various historical periods they study throughout the year. read more »
Meeting Authority Figures
This resource gives a few suggestions for connecting your students to authority figures in your community. read more »
Big Book of Family Rules
Children will cooperate with classmates to create a big book about rules they follow at home. read more »
Authority Figure Biography
Students will write a biography (book or poster) about an authority figure. read more »
Citizenship Alphabet Book
The students will create alphabet books on the theme of citizenship. read more »
Bill of Rights Quilt
To tie together literacy, culture, and the study of our individual rights as presented in the Constitution, students will examine the Bill of Rights amendments and create a quilt piece to show their understanding of what these amendments really mean. read more »
History Comes to Life Wax Museum
Students will research an important person in history. They will become that person and share facts with those who attend their History Comes to Life Wax Museum exhibition. read more »
Coat Hanger History Characters
This activity allows students to research facts about people who have had an impact on the development of our country, showing what they learned in a fun way. read more »
Digging into Social, Economic, and Political Issues with the City of Ember
Several activities are provided to help students delve into the political, social, and economic issues presented in the City of Ember. read more »
Preamble Quilt
Students will work with a partner to create a quilt square explaining vocabulary in the Preamble. Squares will be taped together to form a quilt. read more »
The Fair Bears Play: a Play About Justice
This is a full script so that students can act out The Fair Bears Learn About Justice. read more »
Foundations of Democracy Class Reunion: A Dinner Party
Students will create a short skit to present what they have learned about the four concepts of Foundations of Democracy. read more »
Zookeeper Responsibility Play
This is a full script so that students can act out The Zookeeper Learns About Responsibility. read more »
Mapping Community Problems
Students identify their community's strengths and weaknesses and indicate them on a map. This activity can be used to select a problem for Project Citizen. read more »
Four Square Literature Connections
Students will analyze reading selections and apply the four concepts in Foundations of Democracy- authority, privacy, responsibility, and justice. read more »
Impromptu Play
Students create a play using what they have learned in We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution: The Citizen & the Constitution or Foundations of Democracy. read more »
Foundations of Democracy Presentation Panels
Students will create a four panel display based on the concepts of authority, privacy, responsibility, and justice. read more »
Vocabulary Art
Students will define terms in their own words, cut out a picture that shows the meaning of the term, and explain in writing how the picture fits the term. read more »
Public Policy: Facts, Myths and Values
This lesson introduces students to public policy and the facts, myths and values that surround it. Students will read an article entitled, Public Policy: Facts, Myths and Values, by Jerri Cockrel. read more »
First Amendment Graffiti
Students will read a short biography of someone to fought for First Amendment rights, then write a short essay and create a class graffiti. read more »
Public vs. Private
Students analyze real life examples of public and private services within their neighborhood and school community. read more »
Preamble Collage
Students will study the preamble and then create a collage depicting the government's purpose. read more »
Writing Roulette
Students write a news article about the main character in A Tugging String: A Novel About Growing Up During the Civil Rights Era by David Greenberg. read more »
Student Slideshow
Students will use their understanding of civics topics to create a PowerPoint or Pixie slideshow. read more »
Responsibility Collage
Students will use their understanding of civics topics and vocabulary to create a collage. read more »
Act on It
Students will use their understanding of power and authority to demonstrate appropriate vs. inappropriate actions. read more »
Growing Responsibility
Students will use their understanding of responsibility to nurture a plant. read more »
Justice, Authority, Responsibility Links
A class paper chain grows as students exhibit positive behavior related to justice, authority, and responsibility. read more »
Responsibility Grid
Students use their understanding of responsibility to complete a graphic organizer. read more »
Responsibilities of a President
Students create a badge (like a scout badge) for each of the responsibilities belonging to the President. read more »
Bully Beware
Students will apply what they have learned about power and authority while considering the issue of bullying. read more »
Responsible Citizens
This lesson introduces young students to the concept of responsibility and citizenship. read more »
Foundations of Democracy Journal
This journal provides writing and drawing prompts and other activities for each of the Foundations of Democracy concepts. read more »
Foundations of Democracy Journal for Second Grade
This journal provides writing and drawing prompts, relevant vocabulary, and other activities for each of the Foundations of Democracy concepts. read more »
Digital Storytelling
Students will demonstrate what they have learned by using images to create a movie. Free basic software is provided. read more »
The Civil Rights Movement
Students will understand the struggles associated with the Civil Rights Movement then evaluate the state of civil rights today. read more »
The First Amendment
Students will analyze the roles and responsibilities of the framers at the Philadelphia Convention. They will also identify the causes and effects of the First Amendment. read more »
Introduction to Justice
The nursery rhyme 'Jack Sprat' is used to introduce the concept of fairness. read more »
After
Student look closely at the rights we are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights by examining the book After, by Francine Prose. read more »
Fair Ways to Respond
This lesson develops the concept that there are fair ways to respond to a wrong someone has done, or an injury someone has caused. read more »
The Black Regiment
Several activities are provided to relate SVPDP curricula to the Black Regiment of the American Revolution, by Linda Crotta Brennan. read more »
Tom Sawyer and Responsibility
This lesson uses the story of Tom Sawyer to introduce students to ways of dealing with conflicting values and responsibilities. read more »
A River Ran Wild
Students apply what they've learned in the SVPDP curricula to A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry. read more »
The Story of Ruby Bridges
Students will explore how the actions of Ruby Bridges and her family shaped the history of the United States, examine how the United States Constitution protects individual rights to equality under the law, and consider how the book emphasizes the concepts of civic virtue and common good. read more »
Letting the Swift River Go
This lesson is designed to integrate the concepts of civic education across curricula using Jane Yolen’s book Letting Swift River Go. read more »
Bill of Rights Motto and Coat of Arms
Students will study the Bill of Rights using primary and secondary sources, select their favorite amendment, create a crest with images related to the Amendment, and craft a motto that connects to the amendment they’ve chosen. read more »
George and George: Exploring Two Sides of the American Revolution
This is a five day mini-unit, which uses the book George vs. George: The Revolutionary War as Seen by Both Sides, by Rosalyn Schanzer. read more »
You Be the Expert
Students evaluate the Tinker v. Des Moines decision and other free speech decisions. read more »
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Questions connect the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts. Also provided are a writing prompt and a question relating the novel to We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution: The Citizen & The Constitution. read more »
Circle of Gold
Questions connect the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Questions connecting the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts. read more »
Hatchet
Questions connect the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
Holes
Questions connect the book t0 three Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
It's Our World Too
Connections are made between the book and Project Citizen. read more »
Maniac Magee
Questions connect the book to three Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
Number the Stars
Questions connect the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. Also provides a writing prompt. read more »
Superfudge
Questions connect the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
The Indian in the Cupboard
Questions connect the book to two Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
The Kid Who Became President
Questions connect the book to two Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
The Kid Who Ran for President
Writing prompt and one responsibility question relate the book to We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution and the concept of responsibility. read more »
Tuck Everlasting
Questions connect the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
Homesick
Questions connect the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
Walk Two Moons
Questions connect the book to three Foundations of Democracy concepts. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
I am Regina
Questions connect the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution and Foundations Integration
Connections are made between We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution, Lesson 14 and the four Foundations of Democracy concepts. read more »
Jacob Have I loved
Students write about common welfare and self-interest in response to events in the book. read more »
Lord of the Flies
Connections are made to two Foundations of Democracy concepts and a writing prompt is provided pertaining to We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. read more »
The Giver
Connections are made to two Foundations of Democracy concepts and a writing prompt is provided. read more »
Outsiders
Connections to the four Foundations of Democracy concepts, We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution, and Project Citizen. read more »
William Penn
Connections are made to the four Foundations of Democracy concepts, We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution, and Project Citizen. read more »
Ferdinand
Questions connect the book to three Foundations of Democracy concepts. A writing prompt is also provided. read more »
Lord of the Flies Unit
This unit uses Lord of the Flies to teach concepts from the Foundations of Democracy, Authority curriculum and We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution: The Citizen & the Constitution. read more »