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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 »
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 »