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What rights and responsibilities do we exercise as citizens of not only the United States, but in the communities of our homes, schools, and state? How are some individual rights really disguised as responsibilities? Here is a nice activity for your young learners to understand the breadth of what it means to be a citizen.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Using Historic Digital Newspapers for National History Day
Your learners will take a trip through history as they peruse through historic digitalized newspapers, reading real articles from such historical periods in the United States as the Temperance movement and passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Foreign Policy: War
What is the difference between foreign and domestic policy? What are the primary differences in what the United States hopes to accomplish through foreign aid, the military, and the creation of treaties? Your class members will examine these questions through reading materials and worksheets, and will also consider the distinct responsibilities of the president and Congress in regard to foreign policy.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Main Ideas in Informational Text: Analyzing a Firsthand Human Rights Account for Connections to Specific Articles of the UDHR
Lesson 10 in a series of human rights lessons focuses on the skills of finding evidence and summarizing. Your young readers work to compare the two texts they have read in this unit: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”.
5th - 8th Language Arts 116 Views 137 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Citizenship Schools and Civic Education During the Civil Rights Movement and in the Present
Your young historians will discover the importance that citizenship education has played in the social progress of the United States as they learn about early efforts to discourage African Americans from voting in the 1960s.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Main Ideas in Informational Text: Analyzing a Firsthand Human Rights Account
Although this is part of a series, lesson nine has your class take a break from their close study of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) text to read the firsthand account “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote” by Lesley Reed.
5th - 8th Language Arts 118 Views 156 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a study of terrorism and government response.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Voting: Your Civic Responsibility
Fifth graders research the viewpoints of the major Presidential candidates. Using this information, they create brochure comparing and contrasting them on important issues. They write a persuasive essay to state the importance of voting as well.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Special Interests: How Would A Legislator Vote?
Students act as elected officials who must make decisions that will make someone unhappy. They consider five bills that are up for vote in light of the contributions that many special-interest groups made to their campaigns. Students justify their vote on each bill.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Exploring The American Dream
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this idea and prepare for a Socratic seminar and a quick essay response.
10th - 12th Language Arts 68 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Copyrights and Wrongs
Ensure that your class knows all about giving credit where credit is due. Engage their interest with a brief conversation about creative work and a quick video about responsible use of the work of others. Then, give them some time in small groups to act as advertisers who need to select a photo for a campaign while considering copyright laws.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 49 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Growing Voters and Election 2004: Get Out the Vote
Young scholars examine the voting process, the reasons citizens should vote, and participate in a community drive to sign up new voters. After looking at websites, students create a poster that outlines the reasons to vote, participate in a debate on voting, create brochures and PowerPoint presentations, and set up a voter information and registration table at a local store.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 29 Downloads
Popular Votes vs. Electoral Votes
Learners explore popular votes and electoral votes. In this voting lesson, students investigate the difference between popular votes and electoral votes. Learners hold their own election where students vote on types of brownies.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 32 Downloads
How Women Got the Vote: The Story of Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Students participate in a simulation and compare and contrast the arguments for and against womens' right to vote. In this civil rights lesson, students simulate disenfranchisement of women by allowing only half of the class to vote on a topic.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 98 Downloads
So You Want to Be President?: Voting and Electoral College
Sixth graders practice a voting method. In this presidential election lesson plan, 6th graders review the concept of checks and balances, learn new terms such as the electoral college and the electoral vote, map out the electoral votes and discuss the reasoning behind developing the electoral college.
6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
Students read about voting rights and compulsory voting in democracies. In this voting rights lesson, students analyze the reasons for supporting and opposing compulsory voting and discuss whether compulsory voting is needed in the U.S.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 21 Downloads
Unit 8: Ordinary People-Extraordinary Impact
Students explore, brainstorm and assess the roles they play in their community, their rights and responsibilities as citizens, as well as the impact they can have on their local communities and globally by the choices they make. They participate in a local community service project with global connections.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 47 Downloads