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Entitled American Studies, this small unit covers various topics related to the study of the United States. Learners warm up by creating a dictionary of democracy, then dive into three different lessons focused on government, famous Americans, and the Founding Fathers. This is a great way to prepare any third, fourth, or fifth grader for all future US history lessons.
Young scholars analyze film clips in class. In this democracy instructional activity, students identify the differences between civil liberties, democracy and freedom. Young scholars view a video regarding Japanese internment and answer study questions as well as create a presentation over the course of 4 days.
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.
Students identify racism in our country by viewing slide-shows about integration of public schools. In this equality lesson, students discover the landmark case of Brown vs. Board of Education and complete a graphic organizer about the subject. Students view a PowerPoint presentation discussing the key issues.
Students explore presidential debate. For this US government lesson, students watch brief video clips of presidential debates and discuss how they effect the presidential process. Students will use the Internet and various worksheets to determine the role of debates in our democracy. This lesson includes multiple online resources, vocabulary, video, worksheets, and assessment options.