Tag Archives: civics

How Can You Decide Among Competing Responsibilities?

Juni 22nd, 2020

This lesson introduces you to several additional intellectual tools useful in making decisions about responsibility. When you have completed the lesson, you should be able to use these ideas in evaluating, taking, and defending positions on issues of responsibility.

Starting a Government from Scratch

Juni 22nd, 2020

At the time the Founders were shaping the future of a new country, John Adams suggested the President should be addressed as H“is Excellency“ Happily, others recognized that such a title was inappropriate. Though the proper form of address represents…

Mini Mock Trial

Juni 22nd, 2020

Mini-Mock Trials are shorter versions of mock trial, taking an average of 2-3 hours. They are helpful for teaching about trial procedure as well as teaching the particular content of the trial. For example, one mini mock trial teaches driving…

American Heroes

Juni 22nd, 2020

This third grade lesson is part of a Government and Citizenship unit. This unit is designed for students to understand that communities and nations need laws and leaders to help protect citizens and keep order, and that our government relies…

Polotics and Public Policy

Juni 22nd, 2020

This unit is designed to provide students with an introduction to the electoral processes of the American political system. Students will develop a strong foundation that will inform them of their choices and encourage civic involvement. The Politics and Public…

Landmark Library

Juni 22nd, 2020

This library of mini-lessons targets a variety of landmark cases from the United States Supreme Court. Each mini-lesson includes a one-page reading and a one-page activity, and is appropriate for a variety of uses. Unlike the iCivics lesson plans, these…

Judges in the Classroom Lesson Plan

Juni 22nd, 2020

Students will analyze the concept of procedural justice by: identifying in a play the unfair decisions by the ruler, stating the procedural guarantees that ought to be included in a Bill of Rights, comparing their list of procedural guarantees to…

Introduction to the Rule of Law

Juni 22nd, 2020

This unit focuses on the rule of law and the impartiality of the courts, requiring students to act as a jury, writing and presenting arguments. In the book No, David! by David Shannon, a young man who is known for…

Dr. Kings Dream

Juni 22nd, 2020

After this lesson, students will have learned about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. reflected on a section of King’s „I Have a Dream“ speech become aware of inequities that still exist in the United States

Citizenship and Participation

Juni 22nd, 2020

Students will learn what it means to be a U.S. citizen and how citizenship is obtained. They will compare and contrast personal and political rights with social responsibilities and personal duties. Students will explore global citizenship, and the rights and…