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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 »
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and Authority
The teacher will read-aloud Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes, to facilitate a classroom discussion about authority and power. read more »
Authority in the News
Students will read newspaper articles and indentify the various sources of authority in each article. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Foundations of Democracy Presentation Panels
Students will create a four panel display based on the concepts of authority, privacy, responsibility, and justice. 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 »
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 »
Public vs. Private
Students analyze real life examples of public and private services within their neighborhood and school community. 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 »
School and Home Rules
Students will reflect on rules at home and school using what they have learned. read more »
Fairness Memory Game
Students will play a memory game matching situations and solutions dealing with justice. read more »
Justice, Authority, Responsibility Links
A class paper chain grows as students exhibit positive behavior related to justice, authority, and responsibility. 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 »
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 »
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 »
What Makes a Good Citizen?--Thinking Map
Students consider how the Foundations of Democracy concepts apply to being a good citizen. read more »