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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 »
The Desert Island Activity
Students will create a plan of action to design a government to address issues of a newly developed society. 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 »
Big Book of Family Rules
Children will cooperate with classmates to create a big book about rules they follow at home. read more »
Authority Figure Biography
Students will write a biography (book or poster) about an authority figure. 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 »
Coat Hanger History Characters
This activity allows students to research facts about people who have had an impact on the development of our country, showing what they learned in a fun way. 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 »
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 »
Zookeeper Responsibility Play
This is a full script so that students can act out The Zookeeper Learns About Responsibility. read more »
Impromptu Play
Students create a play using what they have learned in We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution: The Citizen & the Constitution or Foundations of Democracy. 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 »
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 »
Write Pass Write
Students in a group collaborate to write several stories about a topic of study. 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 »
Preamble Collage
Students will study the preamble and then create a collage depicting the government's purpose. read more »
Student Slideshow
Students will use their understanding of civics topics to create a PowerPoint or Pixie slideshow. read more »
Responsibility Collage
Students will use their understanding of civics topics and vocabulary to create a collage. read more »
Declaration Translation
Students work in partners to demonstrate the literal and figurative meanings of words in the Declaration of Independence. 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 »
Digital Storytelling
Students will demonstrate what they have learned by using images to create a movie. Free basic software is provided. read more »