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357 resources with the concept democracy

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Our Country

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study about being a citizen in a democracy. They also study about the important American symbols and the process for electing the President. Students develop a creative writing story and create a drawing of a room....
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Citizenship

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students reflect on characteristics of good citizens, examine democratic symbolism, create an award and choose an individual to receive the award as part of this lesson on citizenship. Lesson ties together social studies, language arts,...
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Truth, Trash and Treasure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate how democracy in the United States makes civic virtue possible. They examine the rights and responsibilities associated with democracy. In small groups, they create public service posters that highlight these ideas.
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Democracy: Understanding the Canadian Parliamentary System

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study democracy, levels of Canadian government and the responsibilities of elected officials. They write letter's to the Prime Minister about their pride in Canada.
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So You Think You Can Teach? Democracy in America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners act as teachers and develop a lesson plan that teaches the concepts of democracy and how important it is to become involved in the democratic process. They "teach" their instructional activity to the rest of the class.
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A Literature of Democracy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze how American literature shows a lot of different genres. In groups, 11th graders create a short report about the passage they have chosen.
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Women's Suffage

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate suffrage through simulation activity and teacher read aloud. They create storyboards based on the read aloud book.
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Social Studies MEAP Extended Response Debate

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students debate policy issues online with students from another school.
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Priorities and Power: Migrants and Voting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the African-American migrants entry into the political process. They summarize their findings in a short essay.
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Documents of early forms of representative government

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the steps taken to an early attempt of a Representative  form of government in the Colonial Era.  In this American Government lesson, 7th graders analyze primary sources. 
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How Does Parliament Make Laws?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to how Parliament makes laws. In groups, they play a game in which they identify the purpose of petitions. To end the lesson, they work together to create a new petition on an issue of importance to them and...
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The Philadelphia Convention

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the conflict over representation that occurred at the Philadelphia Convention. They participate in a class discussion, and in small groups represent a fictional large population state and small population...
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What Is Democracy?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of democracy. They define and describe democracy and choose an issue they believe the government should care about for its people. They write a persuasive essay about their issue.
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Leaders of the New Nation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the events preceding the founding of the United States. They describe the relationship betweenthe moral and political ideas of the Great Awakening. Using the Declaration of Independence, they analyze the philosophy of...
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Friday Forum

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils research controversial issues and formulate their own opinion. They defend their position with supporting data and evaluate arguments from opposing viewpoints. They present their stand both verbally and in the written form.
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Planting the Seeds of Our Values: Contemporary Perspectives

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars identify Core Democratic Values, and search for stories of individuals in contemporary society who demonstrate one or more of the values. Students share their findings with the class and plan ways in which they can enhance...
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The Mayflower Compact

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use primary source documents to discuss the Mayflower Compact and the story of the first Thanksgiving. They discover how the Pilgrims were influenced in developing a community and American democracy.
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Plants -- What Are Their Parts and Functions?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify the parts of a flowering plant and their functions. They describe its life cycle as well. They compare the parts of the plant to the roles that are needed in a democracy.
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About Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a variety of activities and exercises as they study the life, policies, and lasting influence of Abraham Lincoln.
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When in Greece, Do as the Greeks Do

For Teachers 6th
Students examine the contributions of ancient Greeks in this five lesson unit. The explorations reveal how Greece shaped our stories, our modern language, and our society. The study of the Greek myth forms the basis of this unit.
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The Statue of Liberty -- A Symbol of Freedom

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the Statue of Liberty by reading books and internet cites. They must complete a story web