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Road Commissioners and Petitioning for Change
Learners study the position of road commissioners in Maine and the process of bringing a referendum to vote. Students research this information for three Maine towns. Then they write a position paper which addresses some aspect of the road commissioner's job. As teams, the learners then choose a position they'd like to see changed , write a referendum, and explore ways of bringing it to vote.
Creation and Interpretation of Voter Participation Graph
Ninth graders research information about voter participation in the United States based on age. They develop generalizations about voting patterns in the U.S and use Microsoft Excel to analyze the information.
A Young Mayor
Learners explore the responsibilities of a town mayor. Students create an election poster supporting election of a mayor They design a manifesto, explaining intentions, within a budget, to improve the locality. Learners share ideas with the class.
What is War?
Students establish what war signifies to them. They demonstrate this by voting on statements. Students are invited to ponder about how they feel about issues, their world history, and to defend their positions.
Just Graph It!
High schoolers research presidential election voting results, and organize and interpret data on class graphs.
SEEKING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
Young scholars discuss the events in recent Tibetan history that led to their current government in exile and the four countries approached for help by Tibet and the response from each. They explain a position of agree or disagree with the position taken by each of the four countries then participate in a debate defending their position.
Sportsperson of the Day
Young scholars follow the classroom and game/activities rules. They demonstrate responsibility by wearing tennis shoes to class, assisting others, taking care of equipment, helping clean-up, show respect and kindness to others during class time.
Fragment on the Constitution and Union (1861). The Purpose of the American Union
Eleventh graders examine how President Lincoln formulated the principles of the Declaration of Independence as the goal of the American Union. In this American Government lesson, 11th graders read and analyze primary sources based on Lincolns viewpoints. Students write a response to a series of questions.
Rights of Non-Citizen Immigrants
Students continue their discussion of if coming to America was the best thing for a group of immigrants. As a class, they complete the citizenship test offered by the INS. They research the benefits and responsibilities of being a United States citizen. They also discuss the difference in rights available to resident aliens and citizens.
Helping Hands: Promoting Gloval Awareness
Eleventh graders explore Canadian support for foreign aide. In groups, 11th graders discuss Canadian aide policies and express their opinion of each. Students brainstorm methods of contributing to developing nations. They complete worksheets and participate in games to recognize global citizenship responsibilities.
Centennial: A Day in the Life of Children
Students compare and contrast a day in their lives with a day in a child's life in history. They identify studenT responsibilities and the rights of students throughout history.
Centennial: A Day In The Life Of Children - Then And Now
Fourth graders compare and contrast the rules and responsibilities of children from today and in the past. In groups, they compare and contrast their daily lives with a child in history. After taking a field trip, they discuss how different their lives were and how they can be more responsible today.
Young scholars discuss and identify the first ten amendments to the Constitution and apply their understanding of the material to how they currently affect their lives. They discover the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen, and focus on application of the material and discuss why this document was important to add to the U.S. Constitution.
The Duties of Governments: Dix vs. Pierce
Students examine the role of Dorothea Dix on behalf of people with disabilities. They discuss President Pierce's veto of legislation she helped create. They address the rights and responsibilities of citizen's and the role of government.
A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: A SIMULATION
Students discuss two computerized options to change the current U.S. government. In this Constitutional Convention lesson, students write a statement advocating for one of the choices and participate in a mock modern Constitutional Convention in which one of the options will be voted on.
Shakespeare: Henry V - Writing Task
Pairs of pupils choose a person who they consider to be a hero. They research that person, develop a speech, and deliver it to the class in hopes of persuading them that this person really is a hero. A vote is taken after the presentation to see if they were persuasive enough. This would work well with units on Shakespeare or Henry V.
CASE STUDY OF A CAMPAIGN
Students participate in a instructional activity that focuses on the outcomes of political election campaigns. They investigate the use of the media and how it could or could not influence the way people vote. There is a case study using a presidential campaign for analysis purposes.
Where Canada Began
Third graders discuss the term "Birthplace of Confederation" in context to the beginnings of Canada. In groups, they create a list of the rights and responsibilities of citizens and identify examples of those who made contributions to the country. They use artwork by Robert Harris to discuss the role of women during this time period.
Explore the backgrounds, qualifications, and platforms of the presidential candidates for the 2000 election. Though the lesson is outdated, the activities within the informational text could be good practice for your young learners as they work on evaluating arguments and claims. They work in small groups to research information about assigned candidates and create official-looking résumés.
What is Government For?
What is the purpose of having a government? Designed for upper-intermediate and advanced Spanish language learners, this resource discusses voting and the role that the government plays in the United States. You've got everything you need right here to get the lesson off the ground! Handouts are included, as are introductory activities, assessment ideas, etc.