Active Citizenship through the Spectacles of Benjamin Franklin
Middle schoolers research and identify ways that Benjamin Franklin contributed to society. They identify the core democratic values and how he achieved them. They research organizations in their area that give back to the community.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
New Review The Role of Citizens in a Participatory Democracy
Groups research participatory democracies and compare the role and rights of citizens in ancient history with those in recent U.S. history. Guided by a series of questions, individuals compose a persuasive essay in which they discuss the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Citizenship Then and Now: Comparing Ancient Rome and Contemporary American Society
Class members research citizenship in Ancient Rome and in the United States and use the provided graphic organizers to compare the rights and responsibilities of citizens in these two democracies.
6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
F.D.R. and the New Deal
Your young historians will discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What state consumes the most turkey per person? Who sponsors the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City? Use the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity for learners to develop their research skills with this fun Internet...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rename That State!
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography lesson, students are assigned specific states to research using the information they find...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying High-Quality Sites
Use a Huffington Post article focused on false pictures of Hurricane Sandy to launch a discussion about the reliability of online information. Groups compare and contrast how print and broadcast media regulate data gathering with the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Citizenship Themed: Taking Action on Fairness
Here is a set of wonderful activities that will offer young learners the chance to see how some prominent figures have taken action to ensure greater equality and fairness around the world. Given the context of the 2014 World Cup, the...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jefferson vs. Franklin: Revolutionary Philosophers
Students cite connections among Franklin's Albany Plan of 1754, his Plan of Confederation of 1775 and the U.S. Constitution and/or the Declaration of Independence. In an essay, they give examples of the philosophical and political...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History