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Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Constitution
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This lesson traces Lincoln’s political life during a time of constitutional crisis. It examines Lincoln’s ideas and decisions regarding slavery and the use of presidential power to preserve the Federal Union during the Civil War. When students have completed this lesson, they should be able to analyze and evaluate President Lincoln’s decisions in response to the critical constitutional issues of his time.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/28/2017
Barter and Money
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Students will gain an understanding of the role money plays in the US economy. The lesson begins with a simulation of a barter economy and discussion of the need for money. The students will then learn about the characteristics, functions, and types of money through discussion and reading an informative comic book about money.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Author:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Citizenship and the U.S. Constitution
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In this lesson students examine the concept of “citizen” from a definitional perspective of what a citizen is and from the perspective of how citizenship is conferred in the United States. Students discuss the rights and responsibilities of citizens and non-citizens and review the changing history of citizenship from colonial times to the present.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/27/2017
Comparing Constitutions and Promoting Human Rights
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This lesson provides a comparative review of the United States Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the constitutions of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal; historical context; connections with current events; and the opportunity to take and defend a position on which right or rights are most important.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
Constitution Day Scavenger Hunt with 60-Second Civics
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In this lesson students will familiarize themselves with the delegates that were present at the Constitutional Convention by listening to a series of 60-Second Civics podcast episodes devoted to the Framers of the Constitution.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/26/2017
Constitution Day - What is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?
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In this lesson, students learn how the Constitution established a new way to organize government called the federal system. Students will describe how federalism differs from other forms of government and identify strengths and weaknesses of a federal system.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/28/2017
Democracy, Constitutions, and Human Rights
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In this lesson, students will work in groups to compare and contrast the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the Constitutions of the United States, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Republic of Colombia, and Republic of Ireland in order to emphasize how constitutions support democratic principles and human rights.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
How Can Citizens Participate?
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Students will learn about one of the most important rights of citizenship. This is the right to participate in governing our nation. Students will discuss different ways they can participate. The lesson will also suggest things students should think about in deciding whether or not they should participate.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Author:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How Was the Constitution Used to Organize the New Government?
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This lesson explains the steps taken by the First Congress to name a president and vice president, to provide funding for the new government, to draft a bill of rights, and to organize the executive and judicial branches.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/28/2017
In the Shadows, Agents of Change
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In this lesson, students will become familiar with some of the brave women who helped drive and sustain the civil rights movement. Their work and courageous efforts have gone unsung for many years. Students will explore the role played by gender during an era of expanding political rights and personal liberties.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/27/2017
Justice is Blind
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In this lesson, students will be able to show where American democracy can be found within Article III of the Constitution. Students will take a position and defend it based on Article III and American principles of democracy and justice.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
Know It All?
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In this lesson, students acquire deeper understanding of the Constitution and its history and provide a reason for the study of the Constitution.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
Lesson 15: What Conflicting Opinions Did the Framers Have About the Completed Constitution?
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This lesson describes some conflicting points of view of leading Framers about the Constitution. Most of the delegates argued for the adoption of the Constitution, although many had reservations about all or parts of it. The reservations of three were so serious that they refused to sign the document. The position of one of these Framers, George Mason, is explored in detail. Students will also examine Benjamin Franklin's statement in defense of the Constitution. When they have completed this lesson, they should be able to explain the positions of Franklin and Mason, and give arguments in support of and in opposition to these positions.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/28/2017
Lesson 2: How Does Government Secure Natural Rights?
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This lesson introduces students to some basic ideas the Framers used in creating the kind of government they thought would best protect the natural rights of each individual and promote the good of all.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/28/2017
Lesson 3: What is a Republican Government?
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In this lesson, students gain an understanding of why the Founders thought a republican form of government was best, as well as learn about civic virtue and the common welfare.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Author:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Lessons on DemocracyGive Me JUSTICE: Writing Descriptive Paragraphs
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In this lesson, students will create a five part letter exploring the following themes: What is responsibility? What is the importance of responsibility? How can we be responsible? How does personal responsibility affect our world?

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
Poetic Justice
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In this lesson, students will be able to develop a poem that describes justice in their own words and expressively read aloud poems using modulated intonation and pacing.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
The Power of Nonviolence: Change through Strategic Nonviolent Action
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In this lesson, students will analyze major figures in the history of nonviolence and the framework of philosophic nonviolence vs. tactical nonviolence. Students will participate in hypothetical situations based on historical events.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
09/29/2017
The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World
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In this 2 day lesson, students will explore how music can influence social and political change in society. Students will look at modern day protest music as well as investigate music from the civil rights movement, as well as work in groups to research songs.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
09/29/2017
Remembering 9/11: Building Tolerance
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In this lesson, students are asked to look not just at the events of 9/11 but at the following days and years. The lessons involve students in exploring the parts of a newspaper, the functions of a news article, and the importance of a free press in a democratic society. Classroom activities prompt students to discuss the need for and role of heroes. Students learn how to identify unifying factors in a diverse society, distinguish between fact and opinion, examine different points of view, analyze legal issues that have arisen as a result of the terrorist attacks, and much more. Lesson four, Today’s Hero, also includes activities for grades K–4.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/23/2017
Rumplestiltskin v. Queen: A Case of Breach of Contract
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In this lesson, students will analyze the Grimm fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin, and determine if a breach of contract occurred. Students will be able to clearly define justice, contract, and responsibility. Students will be able to identify specific abuses of power and authority. Students will evaluate behaviors of individuals’ authority, power and responsibility.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
Skogs
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In this lesson, students read Kellogg's The Island of Skog, discuss key components of a democratic government and will write three rules they believe the residents of the island should follow.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
To Amend or Not to Amend, That's Been the Question...Many Times
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In this lesson, students examine the recent proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, analyze them for public policy triggering mechanisms, and compare and contrast them to amendments that have been ratified.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/28/2017
We Are Poetry
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In this lesson, students will complete poem using the pattern sheet. Students will explore the questions: What is the responsibility? What is the importance of responsibility? How can we be responsible?

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/19/2017
We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution - Lesson 3: What is a Republican Government?
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Many of the ideas that influenced the Founders originated in the government of the Roman Republic. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to explore and discuss the meaning of republicanism, common welfare, and civic virtue as they were said to have been practiced in ancient Rome, and to consider how these ideas influenced the thinking and behavior of the Founders.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Author:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
We the People Constitution Day: Historical Analysis of Constitutional Amendments
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In this lesson, students will analyze one of six amendments to the U.S. Constitution through the framework of its economic, political, social or cultural, and international contexts. Using the information that they gather, students are instructed to create timelines that encompass both the amendment and pertinent events before, during, and after adoption of the amendment. These timelines will then be combined so that students can more fully evaluate and interpret how the U.S. Constitution has evolved in the historical context of our democracy.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
07/14/2017
We the People Constitution Day: What is Meant by Returning to Fundamental Principles?
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This lesson involves students in a number of critical thinking exercises. Each exercise presents a series of quandaries representing many great ideas and principles that have shaped our constitutional heritage, some
contradictory but of equal merit to the others. In each exercise, students apply principles and ideas to a contemporary issue and then take a position and defend their judgments.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
07/14/2017
What Did the Founders Think About Constitutional Government?
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A sample lesson from the Center for Civic Education's "We the People," which focuses on the ideas that influenced the founding fathers. Critical Thinking Exercises are included at the end of the chapter.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
American History
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Author:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What Fundamental Ideas about Government Do Americans Share?
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In this lesson, students examine some of the fundamental ideas about government that are contained in the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the U.S. Constiution.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Author:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What is Authority?
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In this lesson, students will be introduced to the study of authority. Students learn two very important concepts: authority and limited government. Students also learn the importance of examining and choosing people for positions of leadership.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
06/23/2017