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New Review Travel Scrapbook/Blog
Your young historians will design an ongoing travel scrapbook or blog as they learn about the major locations that have impacted the development of democracy in the world, including ancient Rome, Greece, England, and France.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 13 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 156 Views 118 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
A class brainstorming session in response to the question, "�What is Democracy?�" results in a giant web of words and the concluding statement, "�Democracy is one of the few words that should not be defined by only one person."� A thought-provoking discussion starter.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads
Greeks and Persians
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly ambiguous"?
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who's The Boss?
Upper elementary and middle schoolers research and analyze some different types of governments. Democracies, Monarchies, and Dictatorships are some of the types that are looked at. Learners use the Internet to gather information that will used by each small group to make a presentation to the class on their type of government.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 108 Views 258 Downloads
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Use any of the great prompts provided, including post-reading questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 199 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Constitutional Principles: Republican Government
Why were the founding fathers wary of democracy? What is the difference between a direct democracy and a constitutional republic? Encourage critical thinking around questions such as these in your class and review the principles of a republican government with this brief and engaging video.
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Emerging Democracies in Eastern Europe and Russia: How Are They Doing?
Students consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson, students research the implementation of democratic practices and rule in the countries of Eastern Europe following the Cold War. Students also discuss and rank the characteristics of democracies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 34 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
New Review Practice Test: Civic Responsibilities in American Society
Is voting in American democracy a right or privilege? What exactly are civic responsibilities? Here is a 20-question multiple-choice assessment that covers a wide range of items related to civic duty in American society.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 1/5)
�Democracy - "use it or lose it"� is the point of view of this British narrator as he explores the history and development of this �Big Idea That Changed the World.� Part one of the five-part series explores the challenges to democracy presented by those who have money, by those who control information, and by military power.
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 5/5)
The series ends with the narrator's statements of conviction: �The human race (is) like survivors in a life boat with one loaf of bread. There are only three ways of distributing it: you sell it so the rich gobble it up, fight for it so only the strong get it all, or you share it.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Importance of Representative Democracy
Students examine the general concept of representative democracy, and compare/contrast the American representative democracy to the monarchical system. They research the role of legislative bodies in serving the government, particularly in Nebraska.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 28 Downloads
Putin: 'No way back' from democracy
Imagine a meeting between President Bush and Putin. Get your class thinking about global awareness, democracy, and totalitarian modes of government. They examine how two leaders approach major governmental issues and run their countries in different ways.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 37 Downloads
Demonstrating an Understanding the Evolution of Democracy in the United States
Students explore how democracy in the United States changed and evolved from its birth to the present. They participate in a mock testing environment. Students write a multi-tasked essay on American government and politics.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Students examine cyberbullying. In this lesson on democracy, students discuss the different ways to deal with cyberbullying. They then take a position on the question of whether a democracy should allow schools to take action against off campus occurrences of cyberbullying through a class debate.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 14 Views 67 Downloads
Middle and high schoolers explore how democracy works. After a teacher-led discussion, pupils go to websites embedded in the plan which lead them through activities that are all about the democratic process. The first website has them learn about democracy in schools and student councils.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads