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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 »
King George and the Declaration of Independence.
Students will learn about King George and identify causes for the Declaration of Independence. 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Public vs. Private
Students analyze real life examples of public and private services within their neighborhood and school community. read more »
School and Home Rules
Students will reflect on rules at home and school using what they have learned. read more »
Evaluate, Take, Defend a Position
Students analyze and consider various points of view before taking and defending a position. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Prediction Chart
Students make predictions about the content they are about to read. As they read, they revise their predictions. read more »
Read-Recap-Request
Students read content together. One student read, one summarizes, and the third asks questions. read more »
Compare and Contrast
Students tell how things are alike and different. This is generally done using a Venn Diagram, but another organizer is provided. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »