Citizenship Teacher Resources
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Civics Test for Citizenship: History and Government, 100 Questions
Use this thorough presentation to help your English Learners prepare for their citizenship. Covering questions 1-51 from a History and Government practice test, these slides could be a great resource for those who are working to become citizens.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Increasing Opportunities for Involvement
Students explore how opportunities for civic participation expanded during the first half of the 19th century including nominating conventions, expansion of the franchise and active campaigning. They use research materials, a graphic organizer, short answer responses and cooperative learning.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Civics Test for Citizenship: History and Government (51-100)
Use this presentation to help English learners prepare for their upcoming citizenship test. It includes questions 51-100 from the History and Government section of the exam (questions 1-50 can be found in a different presentation, linked below).
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Citizenship and the 14th Amendment: Does it Need Revision?
Immigration and citizenship is a hot topic in today's society. Engage in a spirited and educated debate with your class on these topics through an essential question: Does the Fourteenth Amendment need revision? Your critical thinkers will review key arguments in US history by reading opinions in primary source materials and listening to the ideas of their classmates, and then formulate their own informed opinion on the matter through both discussion and a final writing assessment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Laws Are Made
Students create a graphic organizer to illustrate the steps elected representatives must take to make a new law. Included: Student work sheet and role-play ideas. Students use their graphic organizers to write a paragraph briefly explaining the bill to law process.
3rd - 10th Social Studies & History
New Review What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies lesson. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children learn about different people who have authority and the powers they are given.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sample Test: Politics, Voting & Civic Participation
What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans? What propaganda techniques do political parties use? What is the Electoral College? Here you'll find a 22-question multiple-choice assessment on the voting practices, politics, and civic duties of American citizens.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learners identify and discover the history behind women's suffrage. They develop vocabulary related civics and citizenship and explore world and U.S. maps. Students also draw conclusions about patterns in women suffrage dates and make personal connections to suffrage history.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
Challenge your students with this lesson on American government! Learners discuss the three branches of government and its responsilbities, and then go on to more complex critical-thinking activities. Students interview members of the local government, define what citizenship means, and create and publish a brochure on the responsibilities of a public official.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
The Road to Citizenship
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen. In this civics activity, 11th graders create a human timeline discussing the different groups that struggled with voting rights. Students research these groups and present their findings to the class.
11th Social Studies & History
Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution
Students explore U.S. history by completing a quiz about civics. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read assigned text about Franklin's role in the development of the Constitution and the creation of a new society. Students complete a quiz about Franklin and civic duties as well as define a list of historic vocabulary terms.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Iran’s 2009 Voter Uprising
Young historians discover how thousands of Iranian citizens risked their lives in 2009 to protest what they believed to be fraudulent election results. The resource includes a fantastic warmup, PowerPoint presentation, video, reading handouts, and the opportunity for learners to further examine the election through a graphic novel, political cartoons, and photographs.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Are the juvenile courts fair? Learners read a bit from the classic Oliver Twist to consider how young people are treated and represented when they've been accused of a crime. They read a case study from their books, discuss children's rights, and take notes while watching a juvenile court case.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Citizenship Test: Principles of American Democracy, Questions 1-12
Prepare your English learners for their upcoming citizenship test with this presentation. Addressing common questions about the American government and Constitution, this slideshow could be a good study guide for students who struggle with social studies or civics.
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
What Is the American Dream?
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative language presented in famous quotations and selections of poetry by Langston Hughes.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Eighth graders research the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship. In this citizenship lesson, 8th graders determine what the rights and responsibilities are for members of the United States. They write paragraphs that tell how the rights and responsibilities of US citizens affect the country.
8th Social Studies & History
Dred Scott and the Constitution
Learners investigate the outcome of the Dred Scott case. In this human rights lesson plan, students read Justice Taney's decision about property rights and citizenship. Learners write essays about the outcome of the case and President Lincoln's opinion of the outcome.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History