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9/11 and Civil Liberties
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This lesson explores the challenges the United States faced as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and examines the governmentâ"s response through the lens of protection and civil liberties. Students will consider the balance between security and liberty in the United States.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
09/12/2022
American Founders and Constitution Month Constitutional Fitness
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This is an optional program for use by Utah LEAs, schools, and teachers to observe Founders Month and Consitution Day. It aligns with and supports mastery of many Utah Core Social Studies Standards in grade K-5. Standards alignment is provided, along with resources for possible use.

Subject:
History
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
JoAnna
Date Added:
08/18/2023
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.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
01/14/2022
The Constitution for Kids: Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
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This webpage explains the basics of the U.S. Constitution at a lower elementary level. It includes the following sections: Basics, History, Bill of Rights, Making Changes, How It All Works. The page does have advertisements as well, so it is best used as a teacher resource.

Subject:
History
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Reading
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The U.S. Constitution On-Line
Provider Set:
The Constitution for Kids
Date Added:
01/03/2023
Declaration of Independence
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Since 2005, the "Past and Present" podcast from Colonial Williamsburg has taken you behind the scenes to meet interpreters, chefs, tradesmen, musicians, historians, curators, and more. We offer two versions of our podcast: one that's audio-only and one that includes a slideshow. In this episode: Hear the Declaration of Independence read in its entirety by renowned Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Colonial Williamsburg
Date Added:
09/13/2022
Discover the U.S. Capitol  -  Student Activity Guide
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With engaging activities related to locations in the Capitol as well as American history in general, Discover the U.S. Capitol is intended for upper-level elementary-school-aged students who can use it before or after they visit the Capitol.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022
Elementary Curriculum I: Colonial America to Reconstruction -- US Constitution
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Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History provides elementary lesson plans, student activity sheets and professional development for teachers centered on American History. This unit is focused on the US Constitution.

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Social Science
Social Studies
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Unit of Study
Provider:
Gilder-Lehrman Institute
Date Added:
11/09/2023
Executive Command
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In this interactive game, students experience the decisions that have to be made by the President of the United States. Ever wanted to be President for a day? In Executive Command, you can be President for four years! Try to accomplish what you set as your agenda while facing the challenges and responsibilities that crop up along the way. Being commander-in-chief and chief executive is no easy job! See how you do!

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
ICivics
Date Added:
11/09/2023
People's Pie
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In this interactive game, students experience the decisions that have to be made by the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. People's Pie is a balancing act! You must fund important programs without setting tax rates too high or borrowing too much money. To succeed, you must keep your residents happy and avoid a burdensome national debt. Are you ready for a piece of People’s Pie?

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Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
ICivics
Date Added:
11/09/2023
The Sound of Battle: CW’s Fifes and Drums
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Since 2005, the "Past and Present" podcast from Colonial Williamsburg has taken you behind the scenes to meet interpreters, chefs, tradesmen, musicians, historians, curators, and more. We offer two versions of our podcast: one that's audio-only and one that includes a slideshow. In this episode: The piercing fife, the thundering drum: both can be heard over the din of battle, making them a crucial means of communication for commands like parley, cease fire, and retreat. How does this combination work?

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Colonial Williamsburg
Date Added:
09/13/2022
Thinking Through Timelines: Creating the Constitution (Lesson Plan)
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A Short Activity for Third Grade
Question: Why do we celebrate Constitution Day?
Note: The "Thinking Through Timelines: Creating the Constitution" Powerpoint, also available in eMedia, was created to accompany this lesson plan.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Central Floirda
Date Added:
11/09/2023
Thinking Through Timelines: Creating the Constitution (PowerPoint)
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A Short Activity for Third Grade
Question: Why do we celebrate Constitution Day?
Note: The "Thinking Through Timelines: Creating the Constitution" lesson plan, also available in eMedia, was created to accompany this PowerPoint.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Central Florida
Date Added:
11/09/2023
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program Description
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The We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program promotes civic competence and responsibility among the nation’s upper elementary and secondary students. This webpage provides a description of the program.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
11/09/2023
What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
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This lesson explores some ideas in the Preamble to the Constitution. Students learn that the power to govern belongs to the people who have created the government to protect their rights and promote their welfare.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
09/12/2022
What Is Democracy?
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In this lesson from the We the People: The Citizen & Democracy textbook, students will learn a very simple definition of democracy from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The lesson introduces the essential elements of a democracy, which is a country where the people have the right to make all the rules and laws either directly or by means of elected representatives. The teacher's goal for the lesson is to help students understand what it means for a democracy to be a government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Civic Education
Date Added:
09/12/2022
Women's Suffrage Primary Source Set
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This resource is from the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service. This primary source set is designed to help students learn about Women's Suffrage and the 19th Ammendment from a government and politics perspective as well as through the eyes of average Utahns and their experiences.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Utah Division of Archives and Records Service
Date Added:
11/09/2023