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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Civics Haiku
Students will read and summarize key concepts by writing a haiku. 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 »
Save the Last Word for Me
Students will write to silently discuss a passage from a relevant primary source or text. read more »
Write Pass Write
Students in a group collaborate to write several stories about a topic of study. 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 »
Dictator Hall of Shame
Students will read about several dictators and then compare and contrast dictatorships and democracy. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Five, Three, One
Students analyze the Bill of Rights and prioritize amendments based on personal opinions about the significance of each. read more »
Cause and Effect
Understanding cause-and-effect relationships can help students understand why events and actions happen. 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 »
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 »
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 »
What are the Costs and Benefits of Responsibility?
Students will use the story A Pocket for Corduroy, by Don Freeman, to examine the costs and benefits of responsibility. 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 »
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 »
Prediction Chart
Students make predictions about the content they are about to read. As they read, they revise their predictions. read more »
Three Levels of Questions
Students formulate questions about the material at three different levels--fact, interpretation and evaluation. read more »
Read-Recap-Request
Students read content together. One student read, one summarizes, and the third asks questions. read more »
Paired Reading
Student pairs read together helping one another understand content. read more »
Rotation Stations/Carousel
Students will share their thoughts, ideas, and/or knowledge on a variety of topics or subtopics on chart paper hanging around the room. 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
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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 »
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 »
We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 1
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 2
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 3
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 4
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 5
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 6
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 7
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 8
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 9
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 10
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 11
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 12
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 13
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 14
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 15
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 16
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 17
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 18
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 19
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 20
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 21
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 22
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We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Quiz Lesson 23
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 2
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 3
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 4
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 5
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 6
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 7
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 8
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 9
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 10
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Foundations, Justice Lesson 11
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 1
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 2
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 3
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 4
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 5
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 6
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 7
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 8
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 9
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Foundations, Authority Lesson 10
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Foundations Authority Lesson 11
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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 »