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Citizenship Alphabet Book
The students will create alphabet books on the theme of citizenship. 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 »
Three Types of Justice
Students create a visual representation of the three types of justice (corrective, distributive, procedural). read more »
Plastic Bottle Review
Students will use this interactive strategy to review vocabulary words or other concepts. 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 »
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 »
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 »
The Fair Bears Play: a Play About Justice
This is a full script so that students can act out The Fair Bears Learn About Justice. read more »
Foundations of Democracy Class Reunion: A Dinner Party
Students will create a short skit to present what they have learned about the four concepts of Foundations of Democracy. read more »
Zookeeper Responsibility Play
This is a full script so that students can act out The Zookeeper Learns About Responsibility. 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 »
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 »
Vocabulary Maze
In this game students identify relationships between vocabulary words in We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution: The Citizen and the Constitution or Foundations of Democracy. read more »
What's In a Name?
Students create an acrostic using the name of a character in a story, a person in history, the title of a book, etc. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Responsibility Collage
Students will use their understanding of civics topics and vocabulary to create a collage. read more »
Fairness Memory Game
Students will play a memory game matching situations and solutions dealing with justice. read more »
Responsibility Grid
Students use their understanding of responsibility to complete a graphic organizer. read more »
Declaration Translation
Students work in partners to demonstrate the literal and figurative meanings of words in the Declaration of Independence. 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 »
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 »
A River Ran Wild
Students apply what they've learned in the SVPDP curricula to A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry. 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 »
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 »
Vocabulary Chart
Students use a chart to make predictions about what words mean, keep a record of the vocabulary words they learn. 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 »
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 10
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Foundations Authority Lesson 11
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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 »