Giving Citizens a Voice
In this geography activity, students find the 12 missing words or phrases that best complete each of the sentences in the 2 paragraph text pertaining to Latin American countries that gained independence.
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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
A Trip Around the World
How do the rights of citizens in other countries, such as India, Germany, Brazil, and Iran, compare to those of Americans? Take a closer look at the provisions of various foreign constitutions, and compare and contrast the protections...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Civility in Elections
Should all eligible citizens be required to vote? In national elections? In state elections? In local elections? What would be the benefits of such a requirement? The potential harm? Class members consider the importance of voting, write...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Just-Us and Kindness: A Voice for Children: King Day
Eighth graders investigate philanthropy. For this service learning lesson, 8th graders read human rights literature and use information gleaned to discuss children's rights around the world. Students discuss scenarios meant to prompt...
8th English Language Arts
Philanthropy of Sports Heroes and Myself
What is philanthropy? What does it mean to be a responsible citizen? Middle and high schoolers write an essay, create a poster, or write a song about one of their favorite heroes covered in the lesson. It appears that you'll have to...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Sounding Off About Impeachment
Help your middle and high schoolers reflect on the responsibility of newspapers to act as a vehicle for 'everyday citizens' to voice their opinions. Then, using an article about the first day of the Senate impeachment trial of President...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring Our Legacy of Giving
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students consider how local philanthropists contribute to their community's well-being. Students assess community needs and schedule a personal volunteering...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History