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Welcome. iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics. Election Central 2016 | Classroom Resources | PBS LearningMedia. Timeline. World History for Us All: Teaching Units. Home > This model curriculum groups instructional units into three categories. The criterion for these categories is the scale in time, geographical space, and subject matter of the topics to be explored.

This system has been designed to guide teachers and students in study of the past on a variety of scales, from broad, global changes to developments that occurred within regions, civilizations, or nations. Teachers may choose to introduce students to an entire Big Era in a few class periods by focusing on the sweeping changes of the era. Or, they may devote a greater number of class days to an era, using several teaching units in all three categories of scale to examine the era in finer detail.

All teaching units follow standard specifications for organization and design. The table below provides links to teaching units on the site or under development. History for Kids - Fun Facts and Social Studies. Schools - Primary History. Mission US | THIRTEEN. The Enlightenment (Age of Reason) - World History Lesson Plans. Social Studies - BrainPOP. EconEdLink. [Note to teacher: The reading ability of your students will determine how you use the flash file.

Older students will be able to open the file and read it it independently. For younger students, project the flash file using an LCD projector or television monitor and read the text to students. Regardless of how the information is presented, be sure to emphasize the ABCs of savings by pointing out A is for Aim, B is for Bank, and C is for Coins and Currency. The students will be told the following. This text can be found in the flash activity Learn how to create a savings place.] Aim Set a Goal. Things that don't cost much money and take only a few weeks or months to save for are called short-term goals. Things that cost more money and take longer to save for are long-term goals. Remind yourself of your goal by putting a picture of it in a place where you will see it everyday. Have your students choose the "Short-Term or Long-Term? " Bank Create a Savings Place. Coins and Currency. SPENT. 7 Responsibilities You Have As An American - John Hawkins.

You hear a lot about "rights" in America. You have a right to an attorney. You have a right to remain silent. You have a right to free speech, a right to "keep and bear arms," a right to "due process," and a right to have "equal protection under the law. " Cruel and unusual punishment? Unreasonable search and seizure? Being tried twice for the same crime? Those would be violations of your rights.

We hear about individual rights, civil rights, human rights, and constitutional rights. All that's well and good, but know what you don't hear a lot about anymore? Responsibilities. Responsibilities are the flip side of rights. With that in mind, here are a few basic responsibilities that you, I, and all of us have as Americans. 1) It's your responsibility to pay your own way. 2) It's your responsibility to take care of your children. 3) It's your responsibility to look out for future generations of Americans. 4) You have a responsibility to be an informed voter. 9/11 was a good example of that. Congress for Kids - Interactive, Fun-filled Experiences About the Federal Government. Constitution Day Quiz Part 1. Conflict Resolution and Peace. Teachers can use these quotes from famous individuals to facilitate student reflection on the importance of conflict resolution.

Objectives Students will read and interpret quotes to their peers Students will learn to paraphrase Students will grow more comfortable sharing with their peers Students will increase their listening, summarizing and paraphrasing skills Materials Teacher cuts quotes into individual strips of paper Step One When students enter the room, have these quotes cut into slips of paper and placed on individual desks. Write on the board that they are to read the quote on their desk and put it into their own words. Step Two Have students stand and say, "In 30 seconds, when I say ‘go,' take five steps and share with a classmate what your quote is and then tell them what it means to you. " Follow-Up Activities You can also have your students write reflective papers (no more than a paragraph or two) about their quotes as well. The quotes we've used are from around the world.

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