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Standing Up for Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th
The mission of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is to bring about “a more humane, just, and compassionate society rooted in democratic values.” These 16 lessons, built on a foundation of mutual respect, tolerance, and participation,...
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What Makes Democracy Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Eight lessons make up a collection designed to help high schoolers make sense of an election year. Class members learn about voting rights, the importance of a free press, and civic participation. The focus is on the 2020 presidential...
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The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Seven lessons examine the Reconstruction Era that followed the United States Civil War. The series of detailed lessons provide background information on the era, teaching strategies, videos, and primary source materials.
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Empowering Democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you prepare your students to become informed and involved citizens? You could check out the ideas in this collection of materials from the non-profit Classroom Law Project.
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Alexis de Tocqueville on the Tyranny of the Majority

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The writings of a French diplomat and political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, offer young scholars much to think about. In the three-lesson unit, class members examine Tocqueville’s arguments about the power of the majority and...
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Our forefathers worked to create a more perfect nation for us, and the road to democracy was anything but smooth. Add these resources to your unit on the Declaration of Independence and show your young Americans the roots of their...
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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Caucus 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Want to get your students, their parents, and your community involved in the democratic process? Although designed for Iowans, you don't have to be from that state nor does it need to be an election year to benefit from the resources in...
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Changes in a Democratic Society

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Democracies are not static. To learn more about how the United States form of democratic government has changed over time, class members examine primary and secondary sources, including works of art, and reflect on what these sources...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Elementary School

For Teachers K - 5th
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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Museum of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
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Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear"

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Every four years, American citizens choose a new leader. Sometimes the incoming president is an incumbent who has served before; other times, Inauguration Day serves as the first moments of a new era and administration. From these...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
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Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A class brainstorming session in response to the question, "�What is Democracy?�" results in a giant web of words and the concluding statement, "�Democracy is one of the few words that should not be defined by only one person."� A...
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Is Democracy in Decline?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Has democracy outlived its usefulness? Pundits debate the topic, and now pupils weigh in, too. A reading on how democracy may be on the decline around the world, along with a structured conversation guideline, help guide scholars through...
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Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 1/5)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Democracy - "use it or lose it" is the point of view of this British narrator as he explores the history and development of this big idea that changed the world. Part one of the five-part series explores the challenges to democracy...
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Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 5/5)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The series ends with the narrator's statements of conviction: �The human race (is) like survivors in a life boat with one loaf of bread. There are only three ways of distributing it: you sell it so the rich gobble it up, fight for it so...
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Absolute Monarchy v Democracy

For Students 7th - 9th
Put your learners into groups to compare the differences and similarities in Absolute Monarchy and Democracy. This useful handout includes three rows: one for the seven functions of a Monarchy, and two for political comparison. An answer...
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Defining Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
For democracies, it is both the best and the worst of times. As part of a study of the challenges facing democracies, young political scientists seek first to define democracy, and then to consider the relationship between democracy and...
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Democracy: What Is It and What Does It Have to Do With Me?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young historians discover the ways in which they can participate in democracy from an early age. The lesson discusses how government regulations affect daily life and offers ideas for young people to contribute to their local...
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What Is Constitutional Democracy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rediscover the values at the heart of American democracy and what makes it unique with your pupils. Use a reading and discussion questions—in addition to an analytical activity—on the preamble to the Constitution. An additional activity...

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