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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 English Language Arts
Executive Government: Three Levels of Government
Students identify and classify the powers and responsibilities of all three levels of executive government in Australia. In this executive government lesson, students discuss the various services that the government in Australia provides. Students categorize the services of each level of government and its management.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Executive Command
Take on the role of president of the United States with this interactive online game, which will acquaint your learners with the various responsibilities of the executive branch of government. While not an in-depth or complex resource, it could be a fun way to summarize all the major tasks that the president must complete, such as negotiating peace treaties, gaining support from Congress, and directing bills to the appropriate government departments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Road to Citizenship
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen. For this civics lesson, 11th graders create a human timeline discussing the different groups that struggled with voting rights. Students research these groups and present their findings to the class.
11th Social Studies & History
Electing a President
Young scholars identify some roles of President of the United States, decide on qualities that any president should possess, explain use of voting as method for electing President of the United States, and participate in mock presidential election in order to demonstrate understanding of democratic process.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Women's Suffrage for Grades 6-8
Students study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote.They read background information on the fight for women's suffrage and its eventual success in the United States and around the world and write a persuasive essay on why women should or should not be allowed to vote.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Young scholars learn about democracy. In this women's suffrage lesson plan, students discuss the role of people and government in a democracy. Young scholars read Effie Hobby's story about voting in 1920, complete think about it questions, discuss the story as a class and come up with questions to send to Effie.
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills
U.S. Constitution - Selecting the President
Young scholars study how the electoral college works to select a U.S. President. For this history lesson, students examine the U.S. Elector College methods then answer questions and write an essay that relate to the state where they live.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Understanding the President's Job
Learners examine the roles and responsibilites of the president of the U.S. They identify and discuss the three branches of U.S. government, view and discuss a White House Photo essay online, and create a class book entitled, 'If I Were President.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History