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Democracy in America: So You Think You Can Teach

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Description: Is citizen responsibility for the common welfare a concept meant for another time and another place? With the resolve of a lion tamer you decide that you are going to stop at nothing until you have taught each one of your students just what democracy is and the importance of citizen responsibility to everyone's future. Standard 12.2.0, 12.2.1, and 12.3.4 civics

Author: David MacDonald, Fillmore M.S.

Lesson ID: 308

America Responds to Terrorism - The Palmer "Red Raids"

Description: Building on earlier immigration laws, Congress passed the Deportation Act of 1918 with three purposes in mind. This law authorized the deportation of any alien who: [1] opposed all organized government (anarchism); [2] advocated the overthrow of the government "by force or violence"; or [3] belonged to any organization teaching these views. Therefore, any alien who was a member of that type of organization could be deported. The Bureau of Immigration (then part of the Department of Labor) often decided who would be deported under this law. The arrested aliens were not charged with any crime. Only one question mattered: did they believe in radical ideas or belong to any organization that did. If this could be established in the case of an individual alien, he or she could be deported. Due process rights did not apply to these criminal arrests. Read the facts in a case from the time against Thomas Truss. Meet in small groups to decide if it is constitutional to deport him. Standards 11.5.2, 12.3.2, and 12.10 civics

Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Bill of Rights in Action

Lesson ID: 532

Civic Responsibility

Description: Based on documents from the Civil Rights Era, respond to a list of possible scenarios and identify different ways in which citizens can take an active role in government policy-making. Standards 12.3.1 and 12.3.2

Author: National Archives and Reocrds Administration, The Digital Classroom

Lesson ID: 221

Comparing Human Rights in a Democracy and an Authoritarian Society

Description: Identify the principles of American democracy; compare American democracy and authoritarianism on a chart, and examine human rights around the world and evaluate the status of human rights in the United States. Write a letter to an imaginary student in an authoritarian country describing what life and politics are like in the United States. Standards 8.1.2, 10.1.3, and 12.3.4

Author: George Cassutto, University of Maryland

Lesson ID: 247

Constitution Costs

Description: This lesson helps students understand the basic services provided for Americans in the United States Constitution and the necessity of a system of taxation to fund those services. Students will debate the pros and cons of having governments fund and provide particular services. Standards 12.2.3 civics and 12.3.1 and 12.3.2 economics

Author: EconomicEd Link

Lesson ID: 1356

Controversial Issues in Practice: Religious Liberty

Description: Examine controversial cases involving the establishment and the free exercise clauses of the First Amendment. Argue the cases in class in a moot court and write up your opinion. Standards 11.3.5, 12.2.1, and 12.10.0

Author: Maria Gallo, Social Education

Lesson ID: 260

Creating a Holocaust Monument

Description: In this interdisciplinary art and history activity, students use geometric shapes or forms to create a Holocaust monument. The lesson is appropriate after students have studied the Holocaust enough that they are ready to express some personal response to what they have learned. Standards 10.8.5, 11.7.5, civics 12.3 all

Author: Teachers Guide to the Holocaust, Florida Department of Education

Lesson ID: 271

Eighteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Forms of Resistance

Description: When unpopular laws are enacted or when unfavorable actions are taken on the part of a group or a government, there is often open resistance to the laws or actions. Resistance is demonstrated in many different forms, including written objections, words to songs, prints and political cartoons, mob violence, and even war. In this lesson, students will discuss the various types of resistance used in colonial times and compare them with the forms of resistance that take place in the twentieth century. Standards 8.1.2, 11.1.1, and 12.10

Author: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Lesson ID: 347

Fostering Change: Civic Participation

Description: Understand the value of the second component of fostering change -- civic participation. Learn how variance in voter participation, both in Humboldt County and the nation, has the potential to greatly impact the results of an election and subsequent trends and policies. Be introduced to the concept of "social capital" as a distinct measure of community wealth and why it is important.Standard 12.2.4,12.2.5 and 12.6.6

Author: Deborah Keeth, CSU Humboldt

Lesson ID: 418

Freedom of Assembly: Alice Paul

Description: Alice Paul was a leader in the women's suffrage movement of the early 20th century. She, and other suffragists like her, used First Amendment freedoms to gain political rights. Using primary accounts of her treatment in prison after being arrested at a suffrage demonstration, students respond to questions and discuss the constitutional rights women used when they gathered to together to secure the right to vote and gain a voice in the American political process. Standards 11.5.4, 11.10.7, 12.3.1, 12.3.2, and 12.6.4

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1511

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