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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 »
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 »
Three Types of Justice
Students create a visual representation of the three types of justice (corrective, distributive, procedural). 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Act on It
Students will use their understanding of power and authority to demonstrate appropriate vs. inappropriate actions. read more »
Justice, Authority, Responsibility Links
A class paper chain grows as students exhibit positive behavior related to justice, authority, and responsibility. 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 »