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Evolution of the Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewHow much power should a president be allowed to exert? Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt exercised their power according to their interpretations of the United States Constitution, and these interpretations affected the...
Interpreting the Past; Assessing Its Impact on the Present
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewEven though the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt ended over 100 years ago, we can still learn something from his stances and policies that is applicable today. Class members first look over a list of prevalent political issues from the...
Primary Sources: The Constitution of the United States of America
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The most important part of the United States Constitution isn't the way it's written, but the ideas and ideals it upholds. Find versions of the Constitution written for elementary learners, middle schoolers, and high schoolers, complete...
Conceived of Compromises: Creating the US Constitution
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The United States Constitutions is one of the world's oldest written constitutions that is still in use today. Learn more about the creation of a document that regulates the separation of powers, checks and balances, and citizens' rights...
To Amend or Not to Amend, That's Been the Question...Many Times
9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Looking for some ideas for how to celebrate September 17, Constitution Day? Check out a packet that focuses on the factors that are considered in the amendment process. Class members examine the amendment process and the types of...
U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzles: Advanced #1
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
What do Boston Harbor, the Electoral College, and Chief Powhatan have in common? They all represent vital moments in American history—and they are all clues in a thorough and challenging crossword puzzle about the United States...
Historical Analysis of Constitutional Amendments
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Each of the 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were adopted within specific economic, political, social or cultural, and international contexts. As part of their Constitution Day/Week studies, seniors investigate these factors for...
Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear"
7th - 12th
Every four years, American citizens choose a new leader. Sometimes the incoming president is an incumbent who has served before; other times, Inauguration Day serves as the first moments of a new era and administration. From these ceremonies come faith in the future, reverence for the past, and bated breath for the present as the new president swears to protect the country and the Constitution. Middle and high schoolers compare historic moments and speeches and examine the grand traditions of Inauguration Day with a collection of resources designed to reinforce the importance of peaceful transitions of power on a chilly winter morning.
Educating About Immigration The DREAM Act
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Group members role play state legislators, supporters of and opponents to the The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors). After listening to the arguments put forth for and against the immigration legislation,...
An Introduction to Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy In America
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Alexis de Tocqueville wanted to establish a successful democracy in France, so he turned to the newest example of democracy available in the early nineteenth century: the young American government. Learn more about the observations from...
Constitution in the Classroom: The Right to Vote
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The system of checks and balances is integral to the functionality of the United States government. Learn more about the ways the three branches of the government work together—and about the limitations of their power—with an informative...
We the People Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Even the most inspiring documents in American history had to go through a few drafts before they were ready for publication. Reinforce the importance of the writing process, as well as the collaborative nature of democracy, with an...