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Creating a Civil War Board Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young historians demonstrate creativity and critical thinking skills in a project about the Civil War. Working in partners or groups, they design a board game that reviews information from the war, including causes of the war and...
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Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second lesson of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US...
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We Are the Government

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners read primary documents to find the motivations of the founding fathers of the United States. In this primary documents lesson, students discuss the meaning of the Preamble to the Constitution, read parts of the Constitution...
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Baron de Montesquieu

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Montesquieu's ideas of a separation of governmental powers, the idea of checks and balances on government, and the influence these ideas had on James Madison, are the focus of a brief information sheet and activities packet.
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Constitutional Resources

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students explore the Constitution, bill of rights, framers, Supreme court cases and educational games.
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What is Democracy?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the facets of democracy. In this civic responsibility instructional activity, students create a definition of democracy and discuss the difference between a spectator and a participatory citizen. Students discuss whose...

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