This resource accompanies our Rethink 1st Grade Social Studies Civics & Government unit. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 1st Grade Social Studies in Civics & Government.
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 2nd Grade Social Studies in Civics & Government.
This resource explains how the Romans established a form of government-a republic-that was copied by countries for centuries and how the United States is based partly on Rome's model.
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.
In this lesson, students describe which segments of society were included in the original Athenian democracy. They also compare and contrast early Greek democracy to democracy as it is exercised in the United States today.
Students make connections between the influences of the ancient past on American founding documents and fathers through this lesson plan. Students participate in a presentation, analyze Athenian and American democracy, create a PowerPoint presentation investigating the three major Greek philosophers, and take an assessment on knowledge gained. Lesson opens in a Word document.
In this lesson plan, students learn about our 3-branch government and the basic principles of the system of checks and balances.
In this lesson, students will simulate the meeting of the Clover County Commissioners, gaining an active understanding of the importance of local government. Students will then examine youth voter apathy at the local level and brainstorm ideas on how to get young people engaged in voting.