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"We the People:" Signing the Constitution grade 3 assisted grades 4 to 6 assisted
grades 6 to 8 assisted
Congress has passed legislation requiring schools that receive federal funding to celebrate "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" on September 17th of each year. This site provides resources and lesson plans for teaching about the historical background and core values of the U.S. Constitution. Units for grades 3-5 and 6-8. Click on “Monthly Feature Archives“ at the bottom of the page for the newest articles.
Citizenship Activity grades 1 to 3 assisted grades 4 to 6 assisted
grades 6 to 8 assisted
Fifteen lesson plans for the teacher at the Houghton Mifflin Activity Search site. Most are grades 6-8 but there is one for k-1.
Learning to Respect Each Other grade 3 assisted grades 4 to 6 assisted
Mini-unit plan based on Martin Luther King speech. Includes activities, discussion questions, vocabulary, evaluation, links for the teacher. Nothing on this site for direct student use.
Quest for Respect grades 1 to 2 independent
A WebQuest based on the book The Grouchy Ladybug directed to 1st and 2nd graders. The link to find facts about ladybugs is longer in operation, so use this Ladybug Facts page instead. http://www.bugs.ecsd.net/ladybug_facts.htm
Teachable Moment Elementry School Activities k assisted grades 1 to 3 assisted grades 4 to 6 assisted
Lesson plans designed to develop critical thinking skills using current issues in the school and community. The two newest added are Respecting Differences for K-2 (when friends disagree), and Listening Well for grades 3-6. Also a corresponding section for middle school (click in the banner menu).
Teaching Citizenship’s Five Themes k assisted grades 1 to 3 assisted grades 4 to 6 assisted
This Education World article compiles Weekly Reader activities for developing students’ understanding of the five citizenship themes: honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility, and courage. Categorized in three levels: k-1, 2-3, 4-6.
What Responsibilities Accompany Our Rights? grades 5 to 6 independent grades 6 to 8 independent
Text for the student to read with discussion starters. Provided by The Center for Civic Education. Click at bottom for printer-friendly version.
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