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166 resources with the keyterm democracy

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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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Philanthropy in History Lesson 1: We the People Hall of Fame

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars examine the lives of people who contributed to the common good, and democracy. They investigate grievances that lead to the call for American independence and look at the costs that are incurred as a result of personal...
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Hitler¿¿¿s Fatal Gamble ? Comparing Totalitarianism and Democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars compare/contrast totalitarianism and democracy and examine their roles in World War II. They read a handout, complete a Venn diagram, and participate in a class discussion.
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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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What is Democracy?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the origins of democracy throughout the world. They analyze the concept of democracy and how it works. They also discover how to be a part of a democracy.
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So You Think You Can Teach? Democracy in America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils 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 lesson 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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Civil Rights and Americans with Disabilities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners apply the principles of American democracy to people with disabilities. They analyze how individuals and groups in American society have struggled to achieve the liberties and equality promised in the principles of American...
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Comparing Democracy and Republic

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Studentscomplete a graphic organizer comparing the republic of Rome and the democracy of Athens and realize that these two governments influenced US government.
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Rocking the Vote

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how a presidential candidate can win the popular vote but not receive enough electoral votes to win the election. They analyze various regions' voting trends, explore how these trends reflect the outcome of the 2004...
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Nobel Peacekeeping

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the goals of eradicating poverty, preventing conflict and promoting democracy--outlined in Kofi Annan's 2001 Nobel Peace Prize lecture--as they apply to today's news.
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Ground Zero

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study one way that citizens who are involved in a community may determine its needs.  In this Government lesson, 11th graders present a power point on community and community needs. 
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Democracy

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the history of Democracy in Canada to set the context for their research into the same for the Ukraine during the Orange revolution.  In this government lesson, 10th graders discover what role individual Canadians...
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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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Differences and Settlement in Framing the United States Constitution

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars identify the principles of democracy when framing the United States Constitution. In groups, they analyze the differences that were settled before anyone signed the document. They role play their own activity in which...
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Meeting in a Fishbowl: Consensus vs. Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze the democratic and consensual decision-making process. They review the distinctions between decision-making and consensus and simulate a town meeting and a tribal meeting. They select an issue and research the issue from...
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The Constitution and Governance

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the facets of constitutional government. As a class, they read and discuss the origin and principles of constitutional government. Working in small groups students evaluate the formation of government using examples from...
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Diversity and Equality

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how our political system addresses issues of diversity. After reading an included article, they discuss the constitutionality of student-led prayer in schools. Working in groups, they role play a Supreme Court case...
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Democracy, A Basic Element In Our Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of freedom with the context of the First Amendment. They research and take notes looking for the connections between democracy and freedom. They complete a writing assessment that includes naming all of...
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Political Parties

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders give their current events presentations to the class today. After completing the "T" exercise on classifying certain individuals as Democrats or Republicans, they pair up to figure out where the political parties fit into...
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Introduction to Law I

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify four basic values (economic, social, moral, and political) protected by law, examine different definitions of values, and correlate laws to values they aim to protect.
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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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Complex Systems: The Development of Democracy in Iraq

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study Iraq as an example of a developing democracy and learn if the many qualities needed to be a democracy exist there. They make a list of all the characteristics of democracy. Students analyze their research into a chart.
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Ensuring Democracy in Iraq

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore what democracy means and how it can be spread to Iraq. They create strategies to ensure elections are fair. Students discuss the importance of fair voting conditions and the features of a democracy.