Citizenship Teacher Resources
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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. Questions range from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the structure of American government.
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). Questions cover the Pledge of Allegiance, voting, taxes, and American history.
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen. For this civics lesson, 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.
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.
Young scholars study early civilizations and the contributions they made to the foundations of human culture. They discuss why citizenship is valuable and the Constitutional Amendments that are associated with it.
Students consider the duties and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. In this civics lesson plan, students discuss the naturalization process and immigration. Students also define civics terminology.
In this online interactive civics activity, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about the history and civics of the United States. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive activity.
Students examine the role of James Madison in developing the Constitution. Using primary source documents, they research his life, how he pushed for the ratification of the United States Constitution and his fit for citizenship. After reading the Federalist essays by Madison, they identify the major themes and discuss.
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.
Eighth graders research the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship. In this citizenship instructional activity, 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.
Students examine the legacy of George Washington and his contributions to the American Constitution and citizenship. They evaluate the relevance of such contributions upon society and explain their positions in the form of discussions or essays.
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.
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.
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. You could also add other information or additional slides to help them practice.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars explore how immigration, citizenship, due process of law, and the freedoms of speech and assembly have shaped American values throughout American history
Students explore ways to participate in and expand their civic opportunities. In this social studies lesson, students compare groups of people from 1840's that could not vote to people with voting rights today. Students complete a worksheet to brainstorm ways to increase involvement in civic service.
Students explore the importance of being a citizen. They discuss why citizenship is important and how life of a citizen differs from the life of non-citizens. They define American citizenship and explain how a person can gain or lose their citizenship status.