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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 »
Meeting Authority Figures
This resource gives a few suggestions for connecting your students to authority figures in your community. read more »
Vote for Class Leaders
This class election activity helps students understand voting, campaigning, responsibility and authority. 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 »
Current Events Collection Boards
Students construct a display of news articles categorized under concepts from Foundations of Democracy—authority, privacy, responsibility, justice. read more »
What Makes a Good Citizen?
To deepen their understanding of citizenship, students participate in an activity to identify the knowledge, skills, responsibilities, attitudes, and beliefs of a good citizen. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Save the Last Word for Me
Students will write to silently discuss a passage from a relevant primary source or text. 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 »
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 »
Dictator Hall of Shame
Students will read about several dictators and then compare and contrast dictatorships and democracy. read more »
Public vs. Private
Students analyze real life examples of public and private services within their neighborhood and school community. read more »
Student Slideshow
Students will use their understanding of civics topics to create a PowerPoint or Pixie slideshow. read more »
School and Home Rules
Students will reflect on rules at home and school using what they have learned. read more »
Growing Responsibility
Students will use their understanding of responsibility to nurture a plant. 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 »
Take a Stand
Students gain experience in sharing, discussing, and defending their opinions. read more »
What Makes a Good Citizen?--Thinking Map
Students consider how the Foundations of Democracy concepts apply to being a good citizen. read more »