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Students research the rights and responsibilities of citizens and non-citizens living in the U.S. They present a dialogue that showcases their research and take a quiz on the material.
Young scholars define communication and identify its components. In this communication lesson, students read, discuss, and internalize the four pages of communication elements that include charts, vocabulary, and methods.
Students take a closer look at the responsibilities of British Parliament. In this British government instructional activity, students participate in a simulation that requires them to examine the stages of bill passage in Parliament. 
Discover what the American President's job is like. View the president's daily schedule and responsibilities. Discover how supporting positions help the President get the job done.
Learners culminate a unit on community organizations by making presentations. In this presentations instructional activity, students provide a pre-assessment of their presentation about community organizations, make the presentations, and vote on which one should be given financial support.
Students examine laws that have benefited the nation in a variety of ways. The congressperson in the legislative branch of the government primarily responsible for the passage of the law and the current representatives are sought in this instructional activity.
Students study democracy, levels of Canadian government and the responsibilities of elected officials. They write letter's to the Prime Minister about their pride in Canada.
Students view the documentary film Cane Toads: An Unnatural History and use a worksheet to record their emotional responses throughout the film. They participate in a discussion about the use of aperture in documentaries.
Students identify the different forms of civic engagement. They identify their responsibilities at the different levels of government. They also analyze young leaders running for office.
Students simulate political campaigns. For this civics lesson, students explore the responsibilities of Congressional members and then select the office they would like to run for. Students examine propaganda techniques and include them in their own campaign commercials.
Students explore the issue of a Constitutional amendment to ban flag burning. They simulate the role of a Senator's aide, conduct Internet research, write and prepare an oral and a written response based on research,
Students are introduced to the goals of advertising and public relations. As a class, they discuss a historical period and in groups develop their own public relations campaign for the period. They answer questions and share their responses with the class.
Eleventh graders take a closer look at slavery in Connecticut. In this slavery lesson, 11th graders research the contributions of Connecticut residents who spoke out about the issue of slavery. Students take on the personas of the individuals they researched to share information with their classmates and then compose written responses to the lesson.
Eighth graders acquire a better understanding of the democratic process by selecting, accessing and using the appropriate electronic resources to research information about election campaigns. Using technology and other media resources for research information, 8th graders design an interactive project to share with their classmates.
Students understand the rights and responsibilities of belonging to a community.In this citizenship lesson, students illustrate eight citizen rights and share them. Students define the meanings of nationality and responsibility.
Students explore ways to participate in and expand their civic opportunities.  In this social studies lesson, students compare groups of people from 1840's that could not vote to people with voting rights today. Students complete a worksheet to brainstorm ways to increase involvement in civic service.
Students learn what it was like for women in the United States prior to the time they could vote. They identify important facts and the contributions that Susan B. Anthony made to America.
Students investigate the move to federation by the Australian colonies was abject of the displays of nationalism that characterized similar movements in other nations. Most notions regarding federation were treated with little serious effort, due to the intense rivalries of the independent colonies.
Students recognize and appreciate the paradox between an MP being able to vote according to the wishes of their constituents and / or their conscience versus voting according to party line. The class conducts a simulated vote.
Fourth graders rotate through centers to become familiar with the three branches of government. They examine the responsibilities of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of state and local government. Students analyze the choices and opportunity cost involved in economic decisions.

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