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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Freedom
Welcome to America, the land of liberty and freedom. Examine the ways in which the terms liberty and freedom have been used in the United States. After researching and analyzing quotations from the past and present, students create an illustrated timeline to display in the way these words have been used throughout history.
5th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 98 Downloads
New Review Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy
Which document introduced the idea of limited government? What is the official beginning of the American Revolution? From the colonial period to the establishment of the Constitution, this assessment includes 40 multiple choice questions on the foundations of American democracy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Statue of Liberty: The Meaning and Use of a National Symbol
Engage your class in a series of activities, each related to the use or analysis of symbols used to convey patriotic or national concepts. They identify different national symbols and explain their meanings, discussing the importance of symbols.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 23 Views 63 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 41 Views 305 Downloads
Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of cold case investigators, develop a theory as to the cause of the witch hysteria, and then use concepts of American democracy to defend one of the victims.
5th - 10th Language Arts 103 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Participating in Democracy
Students analyze film clips in class. In this democracy lesson, students identify the differences between civil liberties, democracy and freedom. Students view a video regarding Japanese internment and answer study questions as well as create a presentation over the course of 4 days.
8th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 46 Downloads
With Liberty and Justice for All
Learners examine the role of Supreme Court justices. In this judicial branch lesson, students consider the civil rights and civil liberties as they investigate Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940) and West Virginia State Board of Education v.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review What is Meant by Returning to Fundamental Principles?
What did the Founding Fathers mean by the importance of continually returning to fundamental principles? Your young historians will analyze a series of quotations illustrating the fundamental ideals and principles of the United States Constitution, from liberty, order, and individual rights to rights of the accused and capital punishment.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasive Essay: Should Cities Have Natural or Green Spaces within ½ Mile of Every Resident?
Introduce public policy and persuasive writing with a well-designed activity for junior high learners. The writers develop a stance on whether cities should have natural or green places within a half a mile of all residents. Included are worksheets that aid in class debate, and help focus the students' stance on the issue.
7th Social Studies & History 12 Views 17 Downloads
Foreign War and Domestic Freedom: A Delicate Balancing Act
Students investigate civil liberties in the U.S. They watch and discuss a PowerPoint presentation, conduct research on an event from a timeline, complete a worksheet, take an ideology quiz, and conduct a debate.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 10 Downloads
Hitler's Fatal Gamble
Young scholars consider the differences between totalitarianism and democracy. In this comparative politics instructional activity, students will read a handout describing the major components that comprise totalitarianism and democracy, then they will apply what they have learned to Hitler's choices during WWII.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 95 Downloads
Changing of the Guard
Students reflect on their knowledge of democracy. After reading an article, they examine current plans for the placement of a democracy in Iraq. In groups, they research past regime changes and democratization attempts and discuss the prospects for it being successful in Iraq.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 25 Downloads
Students explore presidential debate. In 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.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 35 Downloads
John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism and On Liberty
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read selections from John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism and On Liberty and then respond to 11 multiple choice and short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
New Review Turn of the Century Immigration
In an engaging simulation, class members imagine immigrating to the United States in the late nineteenth-century and arriving at Ellis Island. They then write creative journal entries about their experience and chart their journeys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 24 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
When Property Rights and the Public Good Clash
Learners analyze a case involving a government's use of eminent domain powers to construct a comprehension of property rights and how they might be viewed as essential protections for citizens in a constitutional democracy. They Use the U.S.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in which each group examines the Bill of Rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and then bids on which provisions are most necessary to their governments.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 97 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents, including Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Order 9066.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 107 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed