Tag Archives: civics

Reflecting Childhood in African History: A Study of Child Labour in South Africa

September 29th, 2018

In pre-colonial Africa, child labour was considered a part of an educational, socializing and survival strategy. This practice was thus curtailed following the entrenchment of colonial rule predicated on western ideology and values. South Africa, with the bitter experience of Read more

How Can You Decide Among Competing Responsibilities?

September 24th, 2018

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.

American Heroes

September 24th, 2018

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 Read more

Starting a Government from Scratch

September 24th, 2018

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 Read more

Mini Mock Trial

September 24th, 2018

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 Read more

Landmark Library

September 24th, 2018

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 Read more

Polotics and Public Policy

September 24th, 2018

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 Read more

Judges in the Classroom Lesson Plan

September 24th, 2018

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 Read more

Introduction to the Rule of Law

September 24th, 2018

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 Read more

What is Community

September 24th, 2018

An Introduction to 6th Grade Social Studies With Lesson 6, students move away from the study of individuals to the study of groups of people. An investigation of world history is ultimately an exploration of how groups of people formed Read more