US & Iroquois Constitution Parallels
Eighth graders identify and compare the stated purposes of the Iroquois and US Constitutions, and their roles as living documents.
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Dekanawidah- A Forgotten Founding Father
Students compare plans for government. In this early American history lesson plan, students compare and contrast the U.S. Constitution with the Iroquois Constitution. Students identify cultural features, government functions, and...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Roles & Powers of the President
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Preamble to the Constitution Lesson
Learners examine the Preamble of the United States Constitution. In this United States government lesson, students read the Preamble and investigate a passage from the Preamble. Learners identify the meaning of the specific passage and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History