“State of Nature” v. Government

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a state of nature, and what does an ideal government look like? After discussing these concepts and reviewing the Bill of Rights, your young historians will be divided into groups that must determine the best form of government, and then defend their decision in a presentation to their peers. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes activity guidelines and handouts detailing different forms of government and the bill of rights
Cons

  • Consider incorporating other multimedia or reading material to present concept of natural rights
Common Core