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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 »
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 »
Authority in the News
Students will read newspaper articles and indentify the various sources of authority in each article. read more »
Meeting Authority Figures
This resource gives a few suggestions for connecting your students to authority figures in your community. read more »
Authority Figure Biography
Students will write a biography (book or poster) about an authority figure. 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 »
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 Current Events
Students identify current events to serve as examples of the role and responsibilities of government as listed in the Preamble. 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 »
Pass the Story
Using vocabulary from any recent unit of study, students will tell a story as a class. 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 »
Dictator Hall of Shame
Students will read about several dictators and then compare and contrast dictatorships and democracy. read more »
School and Home Rules
Students will reflect on rules at home and school using what they have learned. read more »
Justice, Authority, Responsibility Links
A class paper chain grows as students exhibit positive behavior related to justice, authority, and responsibility. read more »
Shopping Bag Grab
Students learn the importance of choosing good leaders and making informed decisions. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Prediction Chart
Students make predictions about the content they are about to read. As they read, they revise their predictions. read more »
Word Wall
Large printed vocabulary words are hung on the wall for reference. They can also be placed in a t-chart in which student match vocabulary with questions, connections, or news articles. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »