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Student analyze the impact of the federal allotment policy. In this human rights lesson, students use primary resources such as, text, video, and Internet, to analyze how the Dawes Act impacted Native Americans. This lesson includes many online resources, several activities, and extension suggestions.
Young scholars analyze the federal budget of the United States. In this national debt lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the balancing the federal budget. Young scholars respond to discussion questions pertaining to the lecture.
Use this economic activity to focus on writing summaries of informational text. First, middle schoolers define common economic terms used to describe news about the economy. They closely read news about the federal budget deficit and present their findings in order to better explain the fundamental questions underlying current economic policy.
Eighth graders examine the United States Constitution and identify the beliefs and values Americans follow today. In groups, they compare and contrast state's rights and federal rights and the issues affecting them. They debate the issue of education and how past Presidents have dealt with the problem. To end the activity, they read primary and secondary sources to write a paper sharing their position on the topic.
Explore two principles of the Constitution. This plan encourages seniors to focus in on popular sovereignty and limited government. They examine the relationship between popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship as they complete the provided handouts. This lesson has learners considering questions similar to those that America's first leaders had to consider. Consider extending this activity by having groups of learners create their own set of principles.
Big questions deserve big answers. What is popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship? The class discusses voter apathy and citizenship, writes poems about citizenship, and blogs daily about model citizenship. Handouts accompany this thought-provoking lesson on how our government came to be a democracy.