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Civic Engagement and How Students Can Get Involved

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There is no age limit on civic engagement. Even if your pupils are not old enough to vote, they are old enough to get involved. Show them how with a PBS instructional activity that underscores the importance of civic participation and...
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Civic Knowledge and Action in AP U.S. Government and Politics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Vote, it's your civic duty! The high school lesson focuses on voter turnout and civic participation with a series of activities. Young scholars analyze data to discover voter turnout trends, complete worksheets, and participate in group...
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Sample Test: Politics, Voting & Civic Participation

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans? What propaganda techniques do political parties use? What is the Electoral College? Here you'll find a 22-question multiple-choice assessment on the voting practices, politics,...
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Reflection and Action for Civic Participation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Slacktivist or activist? Bystander or upstander? Positive social change requires involvement and commitment. After reading a series of articles about young people who chose to get involved, scholars examine a framework that helps peers...
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Responsibility Launcher

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a fun online game that will acquaint your young learners with a wide range of civic duties, such as voting, obtaining information to remain an informed citizen, jury duty, and getting an education.
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Effectiveness of Nonviolent Civic Action Simulation on Colombia

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With new leadership comes new hope! After years of violence, the people of Colombia elect a new president ... could this mean an end to conflict? Civics scholars take part in a large group role-playing exercise designed to illustrate the...
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Implementing a Civic Action Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers follow a six step plan to create a civic action project. In this civics instructional activity, students create their own project based on interest and implement it to improve the school or local community. Goal setting...
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What Good May I Do: Franklin and the American Civic Association

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Benjamin Franklin may have been a Founding Father of the United States, but he also founded a number of civic associations. Learners explore his legacy using a biographical essay and collaborative activity. After their exploration,...
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Public Service Announcement: Civic Responsibility

For Teachers 5th
Get your message across. Scholars use their prior knowledge and artistic skills to create public service announcements. The project is designed to explain the importance of civic harmony and the responsibility of all citizens to...
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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Robert Coles’ The Story of Ruby Bridges forms the basis of this powerful cross-curricular study of civic education and civic responsibility. Class members consider how the book presents authority, responsibility, justice, and privacy.....
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World War II on the Home Front: Civic Responsibility

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore World War II. In this World War II lesson, students discover how volunteerism demonstrates civic responsibility. The lesson uses World War II-era posters to appeal to the learners and help them to understand the...
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February Civics Internet Hunt 2

For Students 5th - 10th
For this government worksheet, students click on the links in the questions about civics and government to find the answers to the questions and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 7 questions total.
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Civics and Citizenship

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
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Get Involved! - Civic Participation Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What better way to learn about the importance of civic responsibility than to actually experience it? From the opportunity to volunteer in an elected official's office and participating in a political campaign to observations of school...
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Jimmy Carter: Civic Action, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Inspired by the humanitarian work of President Jimmy Carter after he left office, high schoolers explore the history of civic action in the United States and generate ideas about problems at the local, national, and international levels....
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Civics Test for Citizenship: History and Government (51-100)

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Use this presentation to help English learners prepare for their upcoming citizenship test. It includes questions 51-100 from the History and Government section of the exam (questions 1-50 can be found in a different presentation, linked...
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Civics Test for Citizenship: History and Government, 100 Questions

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Use this thorough presentation to help your English Learners prepare for their citizenship. Covering questions 1-51 from a History and Government practice test, these slides could be a great resource for those who are working to become...
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Civic Virtue in Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and describe characteristics of civic virtue. Following a class discussion, they create their own definitions of civic virtue. They write essays based on their own definitions and formulate conclusions on the state of...
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What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
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Taking a Stand: Models of Civic Participation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does an individual take a stand for a principle or belief? what skills are required to do so? What are the challenges and risks in doing so? Class members study examples of individuals engaging in such activities and then identify...
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Implementing a Civic Action Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are provided with a six-step process for empowering students to plan and implement civic participation projects in the community. They look into solutions to community problems and seek ideas for actions project in response to...
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Jimmy Carter: Civic Action, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build on high schoolers' awareness of what's wrong with society. Here they examine Jimmy Carter's extensive involvement in volunteer action in the local, national, and global arenas. Define and explore concepts -- philanthropy, citizen,...
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My Civic Responsibility

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze citizenship. In this civics lesson, students discuss citizenship and write about the type of citizen they would like to be. Students work in groups to create a video that inspires viewers to address a local issue and...
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Civic's Wordsearch

For Students 6th - 8th
In this economics learning exercise, students find the words that are associated with civics of government. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.

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