Foundations of the Constitution
Eighth graders explore the Magna Carta and the Mayflower Compact.
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New Review Ben Franklin’s Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman’s Life
Candace Fleming's award winning Ben Franklin's Almanac is the anchor text for a classroom guide that provides teachers with a cache of pre, during, and post-reading activities.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
Robert Coles’ The Story of Ruby Bridges forms the basis of this powerful cross-curricular study of civic education and civic responsibility. Class members consider how the book presents authority, responsibility, justice, and privacy.....
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
New Review Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
Of the many roles he played, Benjamin Franklin most wanted to be remembered as B. Franklin, Printer. Learners of all ages find out more about this amazing man through the activities included in the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Guide.
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Great State
What's the difference between a state and a United States senator? How does the process for passing a bill in a state legislature compare with that of the national government? Here is a resource that will help your learners to answer...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Government: The Land of Cantdo and Freedom
Students engage in a simulation assisting James Madison in writing the Bill of Rights. After determining the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation, they work in pairs to interpret the Preamble. After reading a story called,...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
What is the (No) Establishment Clause?
Students engage in a lesson provides the historic background of the religious liberty clauses of the First Amendment. They focus on the establishment clause. They judge whether there has been a violation of the establishment clause.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History