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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and Authority
The teacher will read-aloud Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes, to facilitate a classroom discussion about authority and power. read more »
Declaration of Independence Cause and Effect
Students will identify causes and effects of the Declaration of Independence. read more »
Weekend with Wendell and Authority
The teacher will read Weekend with Wendel, by Kevin Henkes, and will discuss characters in the story who use power with authority and the characters who use power without authority. read more »
Current Events Collection Boards
Students construct a display of news articles categorized under concepts from Foundations of Democracy—authority, privacy, responsibility, justice. read more »
Thirteen Colonies Learning Buddies
Students will familiarize or re-familiarize themselves with the location of the original thirteen British colonies and organize themselves into named partnerships that can be used throughout the year. read more »
Plastic Bottle Review
Students will use this interactive strategy to review vocabulary words or other concepts. read more »
Democracy Similes
Students create similes about Democracy from ordinary objects. read more »
Found Poem
Students will use key words and phrases from their current lesson/unit of study to create a poem. read more »
Civics Haiku
Students will read and summarize key concepts by writing a haiku. read more »
Two Voice Poem
Students create a two-voice poem to summarize key concepts from selected texts. read more »
Write Pass Write
Students in a group collaborate to write several stories about a topic of study. read more »
Yarn Webbing Activity
This is a kinesthetic activity in which students identify ways in which terms and concepts they are studying relate to one another. read more »
Reading Editorials
Students organize information from editorials on graphic organizers. Information can be used to facilitate discussion and debate, and to choose public policy problems to investigate and address. read more »
Dictator Hall of Shame
Students will read about several dictators and then compare and contrast dictatorships and democracy. 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 »
Fairness Memory Game
Students will play a memory game matching situations and solutions dealing with justice. read more »
Act on It
Students will use their understanding of power and authority to demonstrate appropriate vs. inappropriate actions. read more »
Five, Three, One
Students analyze the Bill of Rights and prioritize amendments based on personal opinions about the significance of each. read more »
Shopping Bag Grab
Students learn the importance of choosing good leaders and making informed decisions. read more »
Take a Stand
Students gain experience in sharing, discussing, and defending their opinions. read more »