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Citizenship Schools and Civic Education During the Civil Rights Movement and in the Present

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your young historians will discover the importance that citizenship education has played in the social progress of the United States as they learn about early efforts to discourage African Americans from voting in the 1960s.
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The Fourth Branch: You!

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Take time to remind your young learners of the valuable understanding that each branch of the United States government is really composed of other citizens. The reading material and worksheets of this resource cover the importance of...
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Lessons for Hight School Music Classes: Lesson 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Art and music have been vehicles for statements of civil unrest for hundreds of years. Upper graders critically analyze several pop songs or music movements from the 1980s that exemplify politically charged motives. They analyze lyrics...
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How Laws Are Made

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students create a graphic organizer to illustrate the steps elected representatives must take to make a new law. Included: Student work sheet and role-play ideas. Students use their graphic organizers to write a paragraph briefly...
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Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How would you use census data from 1880-1900? Here are a set of ways you can incorporate the book Little House on the Prairie and US census data from that time period. Learners will research the validity or the book based on factual...
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Inner Circle/Outer Circle Debate Strategy

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Arranged in facing concentric circles, half the class discusses an issue. The other half of the class takes notes which are then used to fuel a class discussion and to prepare editorial opinions on the topic at hand. So much emphasis is...
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Did Voters Turn Out -- or Are They Turned Off?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
What was the voter turnout at your last state election? Examine voter turnout statistics from the most recent election to learn which ten states have the best turnout record. This instructional activity offers election data, handouts,...
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The Juvenile Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sensitive material is discussed in this lesson. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. The topic is the Eighth Amendment and how the U.S. Supreme Court makes determinations about what constitutes cruel and...
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Picture This: Election Results Graphs

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Learners use art supplies or a free online tool to graph election results. Students follow local election and results. Using "Create a Graph, a free online graphing tool, they make a graph of the results.
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Help Wanted: President of the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students consider qualities and United States president should have. In this government lesson, students research the responsibilities of the president and use that information to create an advertisement that describes the job and...
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Why Vote? A Public Awareness Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the structure of local government and determine why citizens vote. In this civics lesson, students listen to a lecture about the structure of local government and then encourage others to exercise their right to vote.
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Branches of Government: Crossword Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
Reinforce terminology that goes along with the branches of government with this crossword puzzle. There are 17 clues provided. Learners fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers regarding the legislative, executive, and...
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Recreating Marriage: The Same-Sex Union Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A debate continues regarding same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. This lesson requires learners to define marriage then formulate an argument that reconstructs the national debate perspectives. Many standards are addressed but a...
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Arrest- A Legal System Simulation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What would your class do if a police officer arrested a student in class? This is exactly the anticipatory set that gets students engaged in a unit on the legal system. The plan is to get the officer to simulate an arrest, and then guest...
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Genetic Engineering: Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students brainstorm and discuss ways genes can be altered, transferred and cloned. They will complete a subject sampler, opinion paper and prepare to debate their opinion on genetic engineering.
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Contemporary Civic-life Issue Research Based Essay

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders write a five paragraph persuasive essay on a contemporary civic-life issue.
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Elections: Ch 7

For Students 7th - 9th
Identify the main idea, key terms, and concepts with this activity on US Elections. There are 5 fill in the blank and 5 multiple choice questions for your class to answer.
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We the People…in the News

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use the newspaper to explore the world around us, our past and our government. In this civics unit, students complete 40 different lessons in civic education using that day's newspaper to reinforce the concept being taught.
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Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars explore U.S. history by completing a quiz about civics. For this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read assigned text about Franklin's role in the development of the Constitution and the creation of a new society. Young...
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February Civics Internet Hunt 2

For Students 5th - 10th
In this government worksheet, students click on the links in the questions about civics and government to find the answers to the questions and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 7 questions total.
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Calculating Population Growth for a Region

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research population growth of regions of Canada. In this Social Studies lesson, students use included links on the Internet to find information about population growth in areas of Canada. A worksheet for each region is included....
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Public Policy Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore a public policy issue of local importance. Through research and survey, they identify a public policy issue affecting people in their local area. Students determine how this issue affects the lives of those involved and...
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Of Power and Politics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the problems and issues that arise when a government has more than one person at the head of the government and explore the possibility of China's military chief's resignation by reading and discussing the article...
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Gunshots by the Numbers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze the incidence of gun injuries among children and what can be done about it by reading and discussing the article "Keeping Guns Out of Children's Hands." They convert statistics about gun injuries into visual...