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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.
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.
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.'
Young scholars 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.
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.
Students examine the financial committment to running a campaign. They discuss the difference between electroal and popular votes. They realize how involved a political campaign is!
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.
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen.  In this civics lesson plan, 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. 
Students discuss the right to vote and the significance of mid-term elections. They research and discuss mid-term issues and the importance of voting in these elections.
Students share opinions about measures recently passed in their school, vote on and argue for and against hypothetical school policies, and respond to a "president's" decision to pass or veto the measures.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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
Students examine the voting process.  For this democracy lesson, students watch a video about the history of voting rights, discuss voting concerns of young voters, learn how to register to vote and hold a mock 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.
Young scholars identify the constitutional responsibilities and qualifications for Congress members. They brainstorm the ideal Congressperson and critique their own member in office.
Fourth graders create a campaign, run for president, attend a political convention, and vote in a made up election. In this election lesson plan, 4th graders simulate the whole concept of an election and everything it takes to vote for President.
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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars categorize the services of each level of government and its management. Students then work in groups to formulate a disaster relief plan.
Students read about Nathaniel Bacon and why he set Virginia on fire. In this history lesson plan, students read and discuss this incident, discuss Governor Berkeley's response, and pick sides based on the evidence.

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