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Participating in Democracy
Students analyze film clips in class. In this democracy instructional activity, 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
Students 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
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 14 Views 97 Downloads
Tenth graders examine the history of Democracy in Canada to set the context for their research into the same for the Ukraine during the Orange revolution. In this government instructional activity, 10th graders discover what role individual Canadians and Canadian organizations played during that period.
10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism and On Liberty
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, learners 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
Respect and Democracy
Students explore the concept of respect. For this respect and democracy lesson, students define respect and brainstorm examples of showing respect and disrespect. Students read Core Values of American Constitutional Democracy and pick out words or phrases that relate to the definition of respect.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 28 Downloads
Twelfth graders discuss the probability of imposing a democracy in a country in which there is no history of this type of government being successful. Using the internet, they work together to research Japan's experience with democracy and the challenges it faced doing so.
12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 38 Downloads
Liberty Vs. Security
Twelfth graders examine civil liberties. In this U.S. government activity, 12th graders analyze presidential speeches throughout history that address the balance between liberty and security. Students use their findings to write essays about the cause and effect relationship between liberty and security.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
HitlerÂ¿Â¿Â¿s Fatal Gamble ? Comparing Totalitarianism and Democracy
Students compare/contrast totalitarianism and democracy and examine their roles in World War II. They read a handout, complete a Venn diagram, and participate in a class discussion.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 34 Downloads
Getting to Democracy
High schoolers define democracy and analyze the conditions needed for democracy to flourish. Students research governments in the Middle East to determine how and if they have any form of democracy within their government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 20 Downloads
What is Democracy?
Students explore the facets of democracy. In this civic responsibility instructional activity, students create a definition of democracy and discuss the difference between a spectator and a participatory citizen. Students discuss whose responsibility it is to improve government and protect the rights of the people.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 59 Downloads
Citizenship and Democracy
Students explore core democratic values. In this citizenship instructional activity, students discuss unitarian governments, confederation governments, the federal system, and representative democracy. Students then write about the experience of living in a democracy.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 55 Downloads
When Property Rights and the Public Good Clash
Students 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
Complex Systems: The Development of Democracy in Iraq
Young scholars study Iraq as an example of a developing democracy and learn if the many qualities needed to be a democracy exist there. They make a list of all the characteristics of democracy. Students analyze their research into a chart.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 19 Views 61 Downloads