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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.
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. Barnette (1943).
Students consider what they already know about democracy and examine how viable democracy is for Middle Eastern nations such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
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. This lesson can be adapted to many grade levels and originally comes from The Learning Network. 
For this Statue of Liberty worksheet, students read a passage, then answer 5 multiple choice questions; answers included on page 2.
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 lesson, 10th graders discover what role individual Canadians and Canadian organizations played during that period. 
Students complete a unit on the Statue of Liberty. They develop a timeline, create a model of the statue, write a poem, compare the size of the Statue of Liberty to the size of their own bodies, and watch a video.
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.
Students explore the concept of respect. In 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.
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. They also compare and contrast the United States Constitution with the Japanese Constitution.
Twelfth graders examine civil liberties. In this U.S. government lesson, 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.
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.
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.
Students explore the facets of democracy. In this civic responsibility lesson, 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. Students work in groups to learn about civil society, civic responsibility, patriotism, advocacy and right to petition the government. They then present these ideas to the class.
Fourth graders express their views of liberty through creative writing. They view video segments about the history of the Statue of Liberty.
Students explore core democratic values. In this citizenship lesson, students discuss unitarian governments, confederation governments, the federal system, and representative democracy. Students then write about the experience of living in a democracy.
In this Statue of Liberty learning exercise, students read a short passage about the Statue, then answer 5 related questions. Answers are included on page 2.
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. Constitution and the Constitution of the Republic of Georgia, students compare how two constitutional democracies view property rights.
Students 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.
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. Pupils also analyze images and songs for symbolic meaning, analyze the poem "The New Colossus," and finish by creating a symbolic poster.

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