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|"We the People:" Signing the Constitution|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 Citizenships Five Themes|
|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?|
|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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