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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 »
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 »