Understandings of Citizenship
Students examine current issues that pertain to democratic practice in Canada. They research citizenship initiatives, organizations, and special interest groups, and create a presentation on an organization they would potentially join.
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Naturalized Citizens and the Presidency
Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution takes center stage in a lesson that asks class members to assume the role of state senators, debate a resolution to amend the U. S. Constitution to permit naturalized citizens to run for...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Citizenship and the 14th Amendment: Does it Need Revision?
Immigration and citizenship is a hot topic in today's society. Engage in a spirited and educated debate with your class on these topics through an essential question: Does the Fourteenth Amendment need revision? Your critical thinkers...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Citizenship: Just the Facts
What does it mean to be a citizen, and how has that definition changed over the course of history in the United States? Address this question with your learners through a reading activity, graphic organizer, worksheets, and in-class...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Citizen Watchdogs and the News
To conclude their case study of media coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, class members consider the role of citizen watchdogs in a democratic society, develop strategies for combating...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable