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AP U.S. Government & Politics
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This course contains five projects that are organized around the following question: “What is the proper role of government in a democracy?” Each project involves political simulations through which students take on roles that help contextualize the content required by the new College Board course framework.Founders' IntentElectionsSupreme CourtCongressGovernment in ActionOpenly licensed PDF unit plans of all the above units are available at this Sprocket Lucas Education Research Platform (scroll to bottom of web page).Alternately, educators may sign up for free access to the online AP U.S. Government and Politics course that includes additional instructional supports:https://sprocket.lucasedresearch.org/users/sprocket_access

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Social Studies
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Full Course
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Knowledge in Action
Lucas Education Research
University of Washington
Date Added:
01/15/2019
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This lesson plan was created to teach kids Social Studies, Standard 1, Objective 1.a.  Students will learn about how they are the same and different from their classmates. They will be able to use photography to document what they've learned.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Lisa
Date Added:
10/22/2021
Ancient Civilizations and the Modern World
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Students will understand how ancient civilzations developed based on the local physical features and how the boundaries of early civilizations compare to their modern counterparts.

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Social Studies
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
09/30/2021
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Angel Island
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Students will learn about the importance and impact of immigration to the building of the United States of America.

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Social Studies
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
08/26/2021
Argumentative Writing/Religions of the World Unit
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This 14 day Unit Plan integrates the Utah Core Standards for Language Arts and for Reading and Writing in History/Social Studies with the existing Utah Social Studies Standards. The students read, research, draw conclusions, and write beginning level argumentative essays comparing/contrasting major world religions. For a more thorough summary see the Background For Teachers section.

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Social Studies
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/05/2021
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Author Study of Patricia Polacco's Family Stories
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Patricia Polacco's family stories provide an interesting and neutral way to begin discussions about families. Students can make connections from their own family experiences to some of her family experiences.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/26/2021
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Author Study of Patricia Polacco's Family Stories
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Patricia Polacco's family stories provide an interesting and neutral way to begin discussions about families. Students can make connections from their own family experiences to some of her family experiences.

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
08/12/2021
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The Battle of Bunker Hill
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This lesson plan is designed to help 5th grade students explore the events and effects of the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War through research of informational text, video presentation and pictures, with the ultimate goal of understanding the effect of the battle on the war. The lesson is best delivered in an in person whole group setting, but could be modified to be used in an online format. Time Frame: 45 - 60 minutesPhoto by Melanie Nixon

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Elementary English Language Arts
History
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Melanie
Date Added:
02/08/2022
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Bear and Deer Lesson Plan
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Students will use predicting, questioning, commenting, and connecting to the text as strategies while they read. They will also practice retelling the story to a partner to demonstrate comprehension. This detailed lesson plan is based on the "Bear and Deer" story booklet adapted by Merry Adams; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.  Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Being Muslim in America: Acts of Courage and Healing
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Eight Muslim Americans living in Colorado with family histories from eight separate Muslim-majority countries, share their personal stories. They describe incidents of Islamophobia, as well as the healing processes they have experienced in their workplaces, in their neighborhoods, and through supportive organizations. @2017

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Social Studies
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Lesson
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Infobase
Date Added:
09/18/2019
Being Muslim in America: An Afghan American Family Story
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Jamshid and Huma Ebadi both came to the United States as young children with their families from Afghanistan under harrowing circumstances. As adults, with a young family of their own, they now live in a suburb of Denver, CO. Hear their stories of love, compassion, and of hope. @2017

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Social Studies
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Lesson
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Infobase
Date Added:
09/18/2019
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Bill of Rights
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Students will investigate one of the amendments to the Constitution to find out how it was important for the time, how it protects citizens and how it applies to our current needs.Enduring Understanding:The U.S. Constitution reflects our national beliefs about people, rights, and government.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
01/14/2022
Black Death Math/Economics
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Examine relationships between significant events and ideas and their influence on systems of government (e.g. the rise of the merchant class, the Magna Carta, the impact of the Black Death, Germanic tribes, feudalism, manors, city-states).

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/11/2021