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Mnemonic Devices for the Bill of Rights
Students create a mnemonic device to help others remember the amendments in the Bill of Rights. read more »
The Desert Island Activity
Students will create a plan of action to design a government to address issues of a newly developed society. read more »
Authority in the News
Students will read newspaper articles and indentify the various sources of authority in each article. read more »
King George and the Declaration of Independence.
Students will learn about King George and identify causes for the Declaration of Independence. read more »
Vote for Class Leaders
This class election activity helps students understand voting, campaigning, responsibility and authority. read more »
What Makes a Good Citizen?
To deepen their understanding of citizenship, students participate in an activity to identify the knowledge, skills, responsibilities, attitudes, and beliefs of a good citizen. read more »
Three Types of Justice
Students create a visual representation of the three types of justice (corrective, distributive, procedural). read more »
Word Clouds/Wordles
Students will evaluate text in a unique way by creating “word clouds” or “wordles” using primary source documents, the internet, and the free website www.wordle.net. read more »
Preamble Current Events
Students identify current events to serve as examples of the role and responsibilities of government as listed in the Preamble. read more »
Singing the Preamble
Students will learn the Preamble of the Constitution by singing it in a song. 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 »
Zookeeper Responsibility Play
This is a full script so that students can act out The Zookeeper Learns About Responsibility. read more »
Pass the Story
Using vocabulary from any recent unit of study, students will tell a story as a class. read more »
Save the Last Word for Me
Students will write to silently discuss a passage from a relevant primary source or text. read more »
Vocabulary Maze
In this game students identify relationships between vocabulary words in We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution: The Citizen and the Constitution or Foundations of Democracy. read more »
Write Pass Write
Students in a group collaborate to write several stories about a topic of study. read more »
Coming to America
Using what they have learned about life in the American colonies, students will create an advertisement to entice Europeans to come to the America. read more »
Emotional Timeline
Students create an emotional timeline depicting the events leading up to the American Revolution and indicating whether they were positive or negative from the perspective of both the colonists and the British. read more »
Loyalist vs. Patriots
Students will write a persuasive letter from the point of view of a loyalist or a patriot. read more »
School and Home Rules
Students will reflect on rules at home and school using what they have learned. read more »
Act on It
Students will use their understanding of power and authority to demonstrate appropriate vs. inappropriate actions. read more »
Declaration Translation
Students work in partners to demonstrate the literal and figurative meanings of words in the Declaration of Independence. 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 »
I am an American Immigrant
Students read about the immigrant experience from a child's point of view then write a poem. read more »
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Students will examine the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights and find examples of rights being violated throughout the world. read more »
RAFT Writing
This creative writing activity helps students synthesize and evaluate information from the lesson and can serve as an assessment. read more »
Duck for President
Questions connecting the book to all four Foundations of Democracy concepts and two writing prompts. read more »
Ruby Bridges Literature Connections for Authority and Responsibility
Questions for primary students relating to the concepts of authority and responsibility. read more »
The State of Nature
Students write about the State of Nature after learning about it in We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution. read more »
Write a Letter to a Friend
Students write a letter from the point of view of a black man trying to vote in the South in the 1890s. read more »
Bad Law, What do I Do?
Students write about what a citizen should do if he or she believes a law is bad. read more »
A Mouse Called Wolf
Connections to three Foundations of Democracy concepts and a verbal discussion prompt are provided. read more »
A to Z Mysteries: Jaguar's Jewel
Connections to the four Foundations of Democracy concepts and a verbal discussion prompt are provided. read more »
Best Me I Can Be
Connections are made to three Foundations of Democracy concepts and a verbal discussion prompt is provided. read more »
What Makes a Good Citizen?--Thinking Map
Students consider how the Foundations of Democracy concepts apply to being a good citizen. read more »
To Kill a Mockingbird: Tom Robinson's Appeal
Students write an appeal for Tom Robinson based on what they know about due process. read more »