Democratic Principles Teacher Resources

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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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The First American Party System: Federalists and Democratic-Republicans: The Platforms They Never Had

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the beginnings of the political party system in the US. They determine the key positions of both the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. They compare the views of the early political parties with those of today.
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Lesson 8: Constitutional Principles: Federalism

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider the powers that national government has as part of a federal system. In this government lesson, 12th graders research the national and state powers in the American government system and complete a graphic...
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Free and Independent Press

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners determine how free press principles can be compromised. For this global studies lesson, students read an article titled "Free and Independent Press." Learners respond to discussion questions regarding the article.
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Speaking Kindness in Democratic Classrooms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students write rules for their classroom. In this community building instructional activity, students discuss reasons for rules and write their own guidelines for appropriate classroom behavior.
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Parental Liability

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How many teenagers have wanted their parents to let them make their own decisions?  The answer is ... all of them! Scholars investigate where parental liability begins and ends in the eyes of the law. Using case studies and legal...
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Core Democratic Values of American Constitutional Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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...
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US Government

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners analyze core democratic values. In this U.S. government lesson, students consider government principles as they conduct research to compare and contrast Authoritarianism and Democracy.
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Evidence of Democratic Principles and Multiculturalism in Our Schools

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In small groups of 3-4, explore one of the special population categories here. Each member of the group should visit every site within the special population category chosen. Then group members should come together to discuss/respond to...
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Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a political party, and what major parties exist in American politics today? How did the party system develop in American history, and how are parties organized? These questions and many other details regarding the political party...
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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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The Lost Art of Democratic Debate

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Debates afford our learners the opportunity to become better researchers, critical thinkers, eloquent speakers, and informed participants in our society. If you are planning to host debates in your classroom, try beginning by exploring...
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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution: The American Revolution

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The contributions of African-Americans to the American Revolution are the focus of this Social Studies and language arts lesson. After reading and discussing Linda Crotta Brennan’s The Black Regiment of the American Revolution, class...
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Classroom Constitutional Convention

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the eight phrases that comprise the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution to determine its principles and purpose. Their own Constitutional Convention is convened to craft a preamble for their school's governance.
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Kid-Friendly CDVs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners discover core democratic values. In this service learning lesson, students create posters in order to promote core democratic values.
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They Have Issues

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the different campaign styles and political platforms of the nine candidates vying for the Democratic Party nomination for the 2004 presidential election. They graph and compare candidate platforms and write an essay...
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Political Science

For Students 9th - 12th
The right to vote and freedom of expression are democratic principles that fall under the study of political science. A handout describes writing assignments that are common in political science college classes and gives tips and...
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Dissidents Delicately Democratize

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners read and discuss the article, 'Chinese Dissidents Issue a Sharp Challenge to the Government' on pro-democratic manifestos that were recently written in China, write a journal entry on what human rights means to them.
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Rights Auction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in...
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Political Parties and Conventions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Next time you cover political parties in your government class, don't just watch a political convention, host one! After learning about the history and structure of political parties through a thorough PowerPoint presentation, learners...
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Understanding China: The Prospects for Democracy in China

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This document provides useful information for a unit on democracy in China. While it does not include detailed activities, it does have a list of democratic principles, and important facts about China that facilitate understanding of its...
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Law: State, Local and National

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From common complaints against the influence of lobbyists to how bills are passed in Congress, this practice tests covers a wide range of topics regarding local, state, and national law. It is a standard multiple-choice assessment that...
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To Be or Not to Be Democratic

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the democratic republic principles of U.S. government. In this U.S. government lesson, 7th graders compare and contrast the governments of ancient Athens,the Roman Republic, and the United States today. Students...
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Symbols and Words of Hate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“Learning to discuss. . . controversial topics in an open and respectful way is a key to ensuring a healthy classroom, school, and community.” Guided by this principle, this resource is structured with a series of exercises that asks...