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Learners read the book, The Great Migration by National Geographic, then complete this set of related worksheets. They review vocabulary, complete five short answer questions, discuss push and pull factors for the migration, then write a letter from the point of view of an African-American moving north.
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation. There are 10 full assignments compiled in a fourteen-page packet.
What has Court Kid Mitchell gotten himself into this time? Young law experts read a letter describing possible consequences to his retail fraud; including probation, jail time, fines, relocation, and even prison. The letter uses and describes specific vocabulary words, and learners explore the role of probation officers. Part of a larger unit on the justice system, scholars focus on fair punishment and fill out a probation evaluation plan sheet. They consider family and criminal history, Mitchell's assets and liabilities, and other details before deciding a fair consequence. Find the letter and evaluation on the Calhoun Court Kids website.
An amazing set of resources! Found here are several lessons that work in conjunction to help learners better understand the juvenile court system. Learners review the judicial process, discuss how juveniles are tried, and hold a class forum on the effectiveness of the juvenile legal system. All materials are located to the right of the instructional activity overview and open up in document form.
Here's another sentence completion learning exercise that will provide your learners with additional vocabulary practice or SAT test prep. A detailed answer key is included so learners could work alone or in groups to study the strategies employed to determine the correct response.
Learners use the worksheet as they view the film Inside Straight: the Third Branch. Multiple case studies and the history of the judicial branch of the US government are included via hyperlink and act as the topics of discussion throughout the lesson. Note: The video is not included but is available online.
Primary historical sources can be a challenge for some readers, so these seven guided-reading questions will be very useful to US History or Government classes studying The Articles of Confederation. Each question has multiple parts and demands critical thinking. Working individually, the handout could take at least a couple of hours. To manage it in one or two class periods, consider dividing the class into groups and divvying the questions between groups.
What better way to review the development of American government, than with a game? Play a Millionaire-style game to review topics like, the Bill of Rights, the branches of government, the Articles of Confederation, and federalism. Fifteen fun questions and answers await!
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau can be analyzed by your second grade class. They'll learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and then use six excellent questions to better understand the painting. Ten related activity suggestions are included to actively engage your young art history enthusiasts.
Learners explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Learners discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
Students consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson, students research the implementation of democratic practices and rule in the countries of Eastern Europe following the Cold War. Students also discuss and rank the characteristics of democracies.
This document provides useful information for a unit on democracy in China. While it does not include detailed activities, it does have a list of democratic principles, and important facts about China that facilitate understanding of its form of government. The desired outcome is developing an evidence-based hypothesis regarding China's likelihood of growing more democratic. Suggested instructional strategies include research, cooperative learning, and/or debate.
Young scholars are to define the consequences. They identify the consequences of juvenile crime on offenders, victims and the community. Students increase the responsibility to self, others and the community. They identify how Utah includes victims in the juvenile justice process.