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How Women Got the Vote: The Story of Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Learners participate in a simulation and compare and contrast the arguments for and against womens' right to vote. For 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 22 Views 97 Downloads
So You Want to Be President?: Voting and Electoral College
Sixth graders practice a voting method. In this presidential election lesson, 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
Winning the Vote for Women
Students read and respond to the text, Mama Went to Jail for the Vote. For this literary response lesson, students are introduced to vocabulary terms and read the book. Students discuss various text-to-self connections they made to the book.
4th - 7th Language Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads
My Civic Responsibility
Students describe what type of citizen they would like to be. For this citizenship lesson, students examine different types of participation in democracy. They determine what type of citizen they would choose to be before working in a group to produce an audio or visual presentation about civic responsibility which they share with an audience.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 41 Views 161 Downloads
Students read about voting rights and compulsory voting in democracies. In this voting rights instructional activity, 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
Congressional Committees and the Legislative Process
Students consider the importance and influence of congressional committees. They research congressional committee assignments, jurisdictions and responsibilities as illustrations of the basic principles of American federalism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 28 Downloads
Examine the different perspectives on the future of United States Navy bombing exercises taking place on Vieques, Puerto Rico with this lesson from The New York Times. Here, young learners read "Islanders to Vote on Vieques Bomb Drills," an article about the islanders vote on the issue.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 32 Downloads
Examine citizenship and the rights and responsibilities that come along with it. Discuss civic values, compare requirements for citizenship today with those from 1896, and lead your students to create a country with its own citizenship rules.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 77 Views 287 Downloads
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
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Class Election from the Black Lagoon Storia Teaching Guide
One of my favorite things about this resource is that they use a standardized lexile to help you determine who should be reading what book. I also love this great teacher's guide for the book, The Class Election from the Black Lagoon. In it, you'll find a series of guided learning activities, discussion questions, vocabulary terms, comprehension and text connection strategies perfect for teaching kids in grades two and three.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 67 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Who Could Have Been Who
Can word choice affect a candidate's likeability? Use this New York Times lesson to explore how a presidential candidate's likeability factor can fluctuate in public opinion polls. Young readers choose a presidential election from their lifetime and research the various Democratic or Republican candidates' backgrounds using informational texts.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 337 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Continental Congress
Here is a fantastic video highlighting the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 20 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