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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 »
King George and the Declaration of Independence.
Students will learn about King George and identify causes for the Declaration of Independence. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Public vs. Private
Students analyze real life examples of public and private services within their neighborhood and school community. 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 »
Loyalist vs. Patriots
Students will write a persuasive letter from the point of view of a loyalist or a patriot. read more »
School and Home Rules
Students will reflect on rules at home and school using what they have learned. read more »
Act on It
Students will use their understanding of power and authority to demonstrate appropriate vs. inappropriate actions. 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 »
Shopping Bag Grab
Students learn the importance of choosing good leaders and making informed decisions. 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 »
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 »