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New Review Cast Your Vote
Impress upon your learners the importance of researching candidates in an election and considering not only which issues are most important to them as voters, but also which issues are most important to the candidates.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Duties & Responsibilities of a Citizen
What does it mean to be an active, responsible citizen in the United States? What citizen requirements are mandated by law? Learners begin by brainstorming the duties of citizenship, and then read and discuss an excerpt from a speech by President Barack Obama in 2005.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Practice Test: Civic Responsibilities in American Society
Is voting in American democracy a right or privilege? What exactly are civic responsibilities? Here is a 20-question multiple-choice assessment that covers a wide range of items related to civic duty in American society.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Responsibilities of Citizens: Sample Test Questions
Impress upon your learners the importance of civic duty, and explore the privileges and responsibilities to support the general welfare that comes with citizenship. Here is a 20-question, multiple choice assessment that will help get you started in this endeavor.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Understanding the President's Job
Students 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 11 Views 57 Downloads
Learners demonstrate knowledge of candidates and issues by making an oral presentation. They fill out a voter registration card and turn it in to a designated person, perform jobs that imitate precinct workers and vote responsibly.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Electoral Process and Political Leadership
Students analyze voting issues. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students read articles regarding the election of 1824, government in ancient Rome, and lack of voter participation. Students discuss their impressions of each of the articles.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
A Canned Lesson
Follow the steps outlined in an excellent presentation to create graphic organizers and write persuasive essays with your class. The graphic organizer is effective and translates easily into a final written product. The lesson focuses in particular on a persuasive prompt about voting and provides examples each step of the way.
7th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 20 Downloads
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 3 Views 12 Downloads
Electing a President
Students 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 4 Views 91 Downloads
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 13 Views 46 Downloads
Women's Suffrage for Grades 3-5
Students discuss women's suffrage. For this voting lesson, students read about the history of women's suffrage and Effie Hobby's voting story from 1920. They take quizzes and research women's suffrage around the world
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 Downloads
March 2, 1877: Hayes Declared Winner in Disputed Presidential Election
After reading an interesting article comparing the disputed presidential election of 1877 to a similar event in the year 2000, kids blog a response. They read the article, check out the embedded links, then respond to four related prompts in blog format.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads