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Application of the Principles of the Constitution

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
If you want to challenge your US government class, this assignment requires them to identify a contemporary issue or event that reflects the four main principles of the Constitution (federalism, separation of powers, protection of...
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US Government Review Part 2 - 7 Principles of the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school US government class can boggle the mind. Help your class study for the final exam with this video tutorial/ study guide that covers basic topics related to US government, Bill of Rights, the amendments, and branches of...
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Lesson 3: Constitution Principles: Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government

For Teachers 12th Standards
Explore two principles of the Constitution. This plan encourages seniors to focus in on popular sovereignty and limited government. They examine the relationship between popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship as they...
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Citizenship Worksheet 2 - A Government of Laws

For Students 8th - 9th
In this citizenship and government laws worksheet, students identify what the United States government provides for its citizens, the foundations of that government, the principles of the Constitution, any amendments to the Constitution,...
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Lesson 10: Culminating Activity for Constitutional Principles

For Teachers 12th Standards
Understanding the US Constitution is impossible without understanding the basic principles it was founded on. Assign groups one of the principles, and have them search the Constitution and identify which amendments correspond with their...
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What is Meant by Returning to Fundamental Principles?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What did the Founding Fathers mean by the importance of continually returning to fundamental principles? Your young historians will analyze a series of quotations illustrating the fundamental ideals and principles of the United States...
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Constitutional Period Parade

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What a unique and creative way for class members to summarize what they have learned about the United States Constitution! Here you will find project guidelines for learners to work independently on designing a float to represent a topic...
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The Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify, discuss and analyze the principles of the Constitution of the Unites States of America. They identify the four main principles of the Constitution and explain in detail the meaning and purpose of each of the four...
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Women and Jim Crow

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students understand the importance of equality of opportunity and equal protection of the law as a characteristic of American society. They understand the important factors that have helped shape American Society and know ways in which...
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The Basic Principles of the Constitution

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify that while the Constitution is the ultimate authority in America, it derives this authority from the people. They also identify that the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, directly affects their lives....
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Comparing Constitutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the Virginia Constitution to the Constitution of the United States. Using the documents, they examine the similarities and differences along with the basic principles in a constitution. They complete...
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Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
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Practice Test: The Constitution and Democracy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a standard multiple-choice test that covers important democratic events and institutions in the history of the United States. Topics covered include federalism, organization and contents of the Constitution, and major Supreme...
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Whose God?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate religious freedom in the U.S. They watch and discuss a Bill Moyers NOW video, take a Freedom of Religion quiz, write an essay, and participate in a mock trial and debate.
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Mapping the Mediasphere

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare/contrast the media messages they see in two different communities in their city. They list the elements of art and the principles of design in the photographs they have taken in those two different communities. They...
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Explore the Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the U.S. Constitution. In this American history lesson, students explore the founders' vision of U.S. government as they participate in readers' theatre, role-playing scenarios, and constitutional analysis activities.
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Core Democratic Values of American Constitutional Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils describe the ideas found in the core democratic values. In groups, they design and create a brochure explaining how the values relate to other ideas that Americans accept as a nation. They share what they know with with elementary...
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Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research and discuss the case of Brown v. Board of Education by reviewing documents associated with the case.
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This exercise on the Constitution requires small groups to design a visual metaphor that expresses the concept behind one of seven principles: popular sovereignty, federalism, republicanism, separation of powers, checks and balances,...
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Documents and Symbols and American Freedom

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students complete a unit of lessons on the documents, symbols, and famous people involved in the founding of the U.S. government. They create a personal bill of rights, write a found poem, design a flag, conduct research, and role-play...
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Patriotic Symbols of the United States

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young historians take a close look at the most famous patriotic symbols of the United States and determine what they actually stand for. Symbols such as Uncle Sam, The Statue of Liberty, The Bald Eagle, and The Liberty Bell are studied....
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50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine a poster of Brown v. Board of Education and discuss what the important details are. They read the story behind the poster and court case. They role play different sections of the case such as the court case or Linda...
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Learning About Our Government

For Teachers 4th - 5th
learners about the organization of our nation's government. They are introduced to the three branches of American government and the responsibilities of each. They discuss the requirements for becoming President.
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War of 1812

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders locate the major land forms and bodies of water on a map of Louisiana. In groups, they discuss the role of the Mississippi River in the Battle of New Orleans and how land and water affect the outcome of battles. To end...

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