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New Review Responsibility Launcher
Here is a fun online game that will acquaint your young learners with a wide range of civic duties, such as voting, obtaining information to remain an informed citizen, jury duty, and getting an education.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Jury Duty: Honor or Burden
Students come up with a synopsis of whether they feel jury duty is necessary or not and how people rate their experience. They research state jury duty websites and express their ideas. They can propose changes that they feel may improve the current jury system as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Exploring the Duties & Responsibilities of a Citizen
What does it mean to be an active, responsible citizen in the United States? What citizen requirements are mandated by law? Learners begin by brainstorming the duties of citizenship, and then read and discuss an excerpt from a speech by President Barack Obama in 2005.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Participating in the Jury System
Students are taught about the civic responsibility of jury duty by conducting an interview. They write an essay explaining why participation in the jury systems is important. Students name some of the rights and freedoms afforded to citizens of the United States.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads
Participating in the Jury System
Learners discover their responsibilties of being a citizen by conducting an interview. They discuss the rights and freedoms given to them and review the rules of eligibility for being a member of a jury. They write an essay about why participating in a jury is important.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
Political Parties and Conventions
Next time you cover political parties in your government class, don't just watch a political convention, host one! After learning about the history and structure of political parties through a thorough PowerPoint presentation, learners work in groups as part of either the Democratic or Republican party and develop a platform that they will present to the class.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What rights and responsibilities do we exercise as citizens of not only the United States, but in the communities of our homes, schools, and state? How are some individual rights really disguised as responsibilities? Here is a nice activity for your young learners to understand the breadth of what it means to be a citizen.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Types of Punishment are Constitutional?
How does society punish criminal behaviors, and what constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment"? This is a valuable conversation to have with your class members, and here you'll find a variety of resources to help support you in this process, including text from a magazine article titled Are Prisons Driving Prisoners Mad?
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Symbols and Words of Hate
“Learning to discuss. . . controversial topics in an open and respectful way is a key to ensuring a healthy classroom, school, and community.” Guided by this principle, this resource is structured with a series of exercises that asks class members to explore hate symbols and hate speech.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
City Council Simulation: Improving Cardinal City’s Environment
Assuming the roles of city council members or special interest groups, your young learners will simulate a situation in which they must decide how to spend an $800,000 grant allocated for local environmental improvements. They will discover the roles of city council members and how their decisions directly or indirectly affect local government.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 25 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Jury System
Students analyze Article III and the Seventh Amendment. In this US Justice lesson, students research the US jury system and complete a Student Jury questionnaire. Students will discuss the impact the implementation of the Jury System had on US Justice system.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 18 Views 64 Downloads
Inside Straight: the Third Branch
Learners use the instructional activity 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 36 Downloads
Law 12 - Law and Society
Law and society go hand-in-hand, explore the law as it pertains to social impact throughout history. Here are 20 excellent questions that have learners examine law from the code of Hammurabi, to Napoleonic law and the Magna Carta. Perfect for an advanced civics class.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 61 Downloads
New Review Understanding the -ED Ending
English is a complex language, so take some time to clarify one aspect that is often confusing for English language learners: the -ed ending. This resource includes information about the different ways the -ed ending is used and provides seven exercises with answer keys.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Trials and Tribulations
Students explore their beliefs about objectivity and the United States justice system. They examine the facets of a criminal case by researching various aspects of the judicial system and apply what they have learned to the Michael Jackson trial.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 99 Downloads
Prepare for Trial
Students review the vocabulary relevant to understanding court proceedings and discover the process for selecting members of a jury. They participate in a scripted, mock jury selection and review the various types of objections.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 35 Downloads
After Reconstruction: when is the Struggle Over? 1880-1948
Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. In this After Reconstruction lesson, 7th graders participate in a research project and emcee a panel discuss similar to Meet the Press. Students locate events in African American history highlighting problems of African Americans.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 41 Downloads