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109 resources with the keyterm civics

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Practice Test: Civic Responsibilities in American Society

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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.
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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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How Laws Are Made

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Learners 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 lesson offers election data, handouts, and worksheets.
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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
Pupils 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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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 plan, 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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Elections: Ch 7

For Students 7th - 9th
Identify the main idea, key terms, and concepts with this worksheet on US Elections. There are 5 fill in the blank and 5 multiple choice questions for your class to answer.
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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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Effects of Civic Action

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the impact of 4-H clubs during World War II. In this primary source analysis lesson, students read 4-H primary source materials in order to discover how the clubs functioned during the war. Students write articles that...
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Feed a Fighter

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the impact of 4-H clubs during World War II. In this primary source analysis lesson, students read 4-H primary source materials in order to discover how the clubs functioned during the war. 
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City of Cranes

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students discuss and complete activities for perspective. In this perspective lesson, students discuss perspective in literature, art, film, math, politics, journalism, and other disciplines. Students choose an unusual perspective...
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Of Power and Politics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners 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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Shrimp-Onomics

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The effect of imported goods on domestic producers is brought home in this economics lesson uses the shrimping industry of North Carolina as a model.
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Fractured Facts for Civics

For Students 9th
In this fractured facts for civics worksheet, 9th graders correct 24 sentences by replacing certain phrases if they are incorrect, but not all need to be corrected, answers are included.
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Liberty Vs. Security

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine civil liberties. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders analyze presidential speeches throughout history that address the balance between liberty and security. Students use their findings to write essays...
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The First Amendment

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine the freedoms and rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students review court cases and create a collage that require them to consider the right they are guaranteed by the First Amendment.
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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars explore the Declaration of Independence. In this civics lesson, students read handouts regarding the document as well as the document itself. Young scholars respond to discussion questions regarding the handout. Students...
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Charting the Course

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this citizenship lesson, students collaborate to compile a list of the top ten traits of good citizens. Students then discuss random acts of kindness and create a plan to share kindness...
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The Fourth Amendment: The Issue of Search and Seizure

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils research an assigned issue related to searches and seizures in public schools. In this Civics/Government lesson plan, students read a US Supreme Court case related to search and seizure in the public schools. Each student...
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How is Our Government Organized?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore rights of their clients. In this constitutional law lesson, students play an online game that requires them to review individual cases in order to determine the rights their clients have.