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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 »
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 »
Citizenship Alphabet Book
The students will create alphabet books on the theme of citizenship. 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 »
Democracy Similes
Students create similes about Democracy from ordinary objects. 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 »
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 »
Loyalist vs. Patriots
Students will write a persuasive letter from the point of view of a loyalist or a patriot. read more »
Student Slideshow
Students will use their understanding of civics topics to create a PowerPoint or Pixie slideshow. read more »
Evaluate, Take, Defend a Position
Students analyze and consider various points of view before taking and defending a position. read more »
Responsibility Grid
Students use their understanding of responsibility to complete a graphic organizer. read more »
Cause and Effect
Understanding cause-and-effect relationships can help students understand why events and actions happen. 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 »
Digital Storytelling
Students will demonstrate what they have learned by using images to create a movie. Free basic software is provided. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Map With a Purpose
The map with a purpose guides students to think about a lesson's purpose, preview the lesson, activate prior knowledge, take notes, and write questions that remain. 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 »