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9-12 Civics and Economics: 3D Printing The Bill of Rights
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Students will work individually or in pairs to design 3D-printed visual representations of one or more individual rights found in the Bill of Rights.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
05/19/2021
9-12 Civics and Economics: International Trade -  GooseChase
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Student teams will work together both inside and outside the classroom to complete a “GooseChase” scavenger hunt.  Students will demonstrate mastery of the basic principles of international trade.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
05/18/2021
9-12 Civics and Economics: Stock Market
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Students will create a stock market portfolio and keep track of the records over a two week period. During the process, students will keep track of the stock and the price per share for each day. At the end of the two week time frame, students will create a powerpoint presentation and an audio recording discussing their portfolio in how they started and how their stocks ended at the end, what they learned about investing in the stock market (e.g. trends), and how they would potentially use the information when they get older.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
05/18/2021
9-12 Civics and Economics: Supply and Demand GooseChase
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Student teams will work together both inside and outside the classroom to complete a “GooseChase” scavenger hunt.  Students will demonstrate mastery of the principles of supply and demand.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
05/18/2021
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ADDING TEXT REMIX of Remix: Election Day: Our Civic Duty & Why It Matters: Grade 3-5
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ADDING TEXT REMIX of Remix: Election Day: Our Civic Duty & Why It Matters: Grade 3-5
Students will build background and show understanding about government elections at the local, state, and national levels in the United States.

Students will write, revise, and edit an informational piece to demonstrate mastery of the topic of elections incorporating key academic content vocabulary.

Students will create a PPT with a teacher's model to demonstrate understanding and mastery of key content area vocabulary words.

Students will complete activities during independent work time or literacy stations. Provides a QR code for students to listen to stories (2 non-fiction and 1 fiction) about elections. After they listen to the stories they choose one of the non-fiction texts to write facts about, find the main idea and key details, and define new words

Subject:
English as a Second Language
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Exceptional Children
Social Studies
American History
Civics and Economics
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Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
Marian Faulkner
Date Added:
11/17/2020
Advocacy 101
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Students will explore the various ways they can ensure their voices are heard regarding issues they care about. To help students appreciate their own value, intelligence, and potential as political actors (Anyon, 2005, p. 179) students will role play different ways of taking political action and reflect on ways to more effectively lobby for change.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
African American Voting  Rights and the North Carolina Constitution
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Students will examine changes in African American voting rights throughout North Carolina's history. This lesson begins by reviewing key vocabulary. Students then independently research the history of African American voting rights in North Carolina using a primary source web quest or jigsaw activity.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Against Their Will: North Carolina's Eugenics Program & In re Moore
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Students will learn about North Carolina's little known eugenics program, as well as explore the constitutionality of state mandated sterilization by reviewing the NC Supreme Court case, In re Moore. Stidents will culminate this lesson by making recommendations on how the state should make amends for the program's past controversial actions, as well as examine actual consolation recoomendations recently made by the North Carolina's General Assembly.

Subject:
English Language Arts
American History
Civics and Economics
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
The Age of Enlightenment
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Students will explore the Age of Enlightenment through a Power Point presentation and class discussion. Students will then further explore this period of history and its prominent figures by designing a dinner party for 12 Enlightenment thinkers. This project will encourage students to learn more about the period and the philosophers associated with it, as well as synthesize what they have learned while utilizing higher order thinking, group work skills, and creativity.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
World History
World Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
The Age of Enlightenment Power Point Presentation
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Students will explore the Age of Enlightenment. Students will then further explore this period of history and its prominent figures by designing a dinner party for 12 Enlightenment thinkers. This lesson will encourage students to learn more about the period and the philosophers associated with it, as well as synthesize what they have learned while utilizing higher order thinking, group work skills, and creativity.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
World History
Material Type:
Presentation
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Albion Tourg & the Fight for Civil Rights, Part 1 of 2
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Albion W. Tourg spent his lifetime (1838--1905) dedicated to fighting for equality and justice, during a period when rights for many were severely restricted or entirely denied. In this lesson, students will learn about the life and contributions of Albion Tourg through class discussion, reading, and group work.

Subject:
English Language Arts
American History
Civics and Economics
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Allegheny County v. ACLU (1989)
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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Allegheny County v. ACLU and the 1st amendment. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The American President and War Powers: Combatting Views
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In this unit, students examine the powers of the executive branch with careful analysis of the president's war powers. Primary documents are used to establish arguments for and against the expansion of presidential prerogative.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Yale National Initiative
Author:
Yale National Initiative
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Are We Safer?
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After Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government created the Department of Homeland Security and tasked it with preventing future terrorist attacks on American soil. The creation of this massive and expensive bureaucracy resulted in a dramatic expansion of government scrutiny over individual Americans' behavior and, critics argue, a decrease in civil liberties. The degree to which these trends have made Americans safer is unclear.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Provider:
FRONTLINE
Author:
Cari Ladd, Mark Pearcy
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Are the Principles of the U.S. Constitution Reflected in Your School?
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This activity encourages students to review principles of the U.S. Constitution and determine whether these principles are reflected in their school. Through researching their own school policies and reviewing constitutional principles, students will better understand the functions of their school and any constitutional connections. Through deliberation, students can review why certain principles are found in the school system and why others are not, and if any principles need to be better incorporated.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Constitution Center
Author:
The Education Department, National Constitution Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Athenian Democracy: A Brief Overview
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This resource briefly introduces the institutions of the Athenian democracy during the late 5th century BCE through the end of the racial democracy in the late 4th century.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Stoa
Author:
Stoa
Date Added:
02/26/2019
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
Bethel v. Fraser (1986)
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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Bethel v. Fraser and the 1st amendment. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bill of Rights in the News: Gun Rights in the 21st Century
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This divide over gun control is animated by different interpretations of the Constitution: specifically the Second Amendment, its meaning, and its applicability in 21st century America. In this eLesson your students will explore some of the constitutional issues and policy proposals that make up the gun control/gun rights debate.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019