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115 resources with the concept american democracy

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Defining Civic Duty and Participation

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
A lesson, geared toward older elementary scholars, combines art with social studies to explain the purpose of civic duty and how to encourage others in the community to participate. Academics create advertising campaigns to promote civic...
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Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims

For Teachers K
Teach kindergartners about the First Thanksgiving with a series of lessons about the Pilgrims' journey to the New World. As they practice handwriting, CVC words, reading comprehension, and fun Thanksgiving songs, they learn about what...
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Researching American Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare Watergate and the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students define vocabulary terms and read articles regarding the impeachment process. High schoolers respond to questions that require...
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Government: The Mystery Epidemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are able to identify some roles of government in dealing with the prevention and treatment of skin cancer. They are able to list two reasons why the occurrence of skin cancer in youths has increased.
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Introduction to Selected Documents from the Roxcy Bolton Collection

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students listen to a guided imagery exercise that takes them back to 1969. They brianstorm ideas to try to discover why they would not be allowed to sit at an empty table at a Burdines lunch counter in 1969. They read letters about the...
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American Democracy

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders represent a specific interest in the business community and must present a plan that benefit the community and present the least amount of danger to the community. They must convince the city fathers that their venture is...
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The Legacies of Reconstruction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewThe final lesson in the seven-resource Reconstruction Era collection examines the legacies of Reconstruction. Class members investigate why the period has been called an "unfinished revolution," "a splendid failure," and "the second...
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First Amendment Speech and Press Part II

For Students 7th - 12th
New ReviewIt's hard to overstate the importance of protecting speech and freedom of the press. Scholars learn how free speech is an important part of an individual's natural rights and a way to form opinions. The video also discusses ways the...
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The World the War Made

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewThe United States Civil War forced Northern and Southern societies, as well as the people who made up those societies, to reconstruct their vision of themselves and their identities. A series of video-based web lessons look at the great...
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What Are Ways for Youth to Engage in Politics?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewHelp young people become excited to participate in politics. High school historians participate in an engaging instructional activity focused on ways for youth to become involved in government. Scholars review articles, videos, and...
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Voting in Your Town

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewA socially important resource focuses on voter turnout and roadblocks to voting. Scholars review resources on voting stats, watch a documentary, and participate in group discussion regarding voting in their local communities. Academics...
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On This Day: Constitution Day

For Students 7th - 12th
New ReviewConstitution Day celebrates the evolving principles that guide our nation from 1789 all the way to today. The resource celebrates Constitution Day with an overview of the principles and laws that guide the government. Scholars see events...
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Polling Place Mural

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewElementary historians explore the history of polling stations with the creation of a mural. Academics work in small groups to create a picture of a local neighborhood and use symbols to show polling locations. Scholars also engage in...
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A Body of Information

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewAcademics work in groups to create fictional characters to showcase how democracy impacts their lives. The goal of the lesson is for learners to understand how personal freedoms are important to everyday life and how government agencies...
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Vote! It's Your Right!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An interesting instructional activity introduces the topic of voting rights and the election process with a mock election on snack foods. Academics select popular snack choices, campaign for the snack of their choice, and participate in...
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Vote!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils engage in a mock election to determine the lunch menu for their schools. The lesson simulates an election and gives academics an opportunity to create a campaign, as well as participate in the voting process. The role-play...
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Meet the Candidates

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In any election there are multiple candidates, but how do they compare to each other? Elementary scholars participate in group discussion to understand what political promises are and how they affect voting. The lesson also focuses on a...
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Voter Apathy Experience

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Class members are told to vote each day on an issue but are not reminded. At the end of the week, the teacher tallies the votes to see what the results are and how many students participated. Academics also engage in group discussion to...
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Voting Graphs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Voting doesn't just happen on election day. Elementary scholars vote on an idea for the classroom to understand how the voting process works and practice graphing the data. When the vote is over, academics participate in group discussion...
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The Wish Tree

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A hopeful lesson focuses on creating a wish tree for young academics to share their wishes for the nation. Scholars write their wishes on stars, decorate, and finally display their wishes on a tree in the classroom. Historians also...
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Things to Do On My First Day In Office

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What's it like to be mayor for a day? Elementary historians use their imaginations to describe what they would do as mayor and why. Academics create a list of ideas, share in small groups, and create a master list of suggestions with the...
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Democracy: What Is It and What Does It Have to Do With Me?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young historians discover the ways in which they can participate in democracy from an early age. The activity discusses how government regulations affect daily life and offers ideas for young people to contribute to their local...
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My Life

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Whether a person is old enough to vote or not, the government still plays a role in their daily life. Young scholars keep a journal to document how regulations affect their day-to-day lives. Once they complete the journals, academics...
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Pledge Anew

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary pupils examine the words of the Pledge of Alliance to understand what the pledge means. Scholars also discuss what they are pledging everyday and get a chance to rewrite the pledge in their own words.