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U.S. Constitution: Free Resources
Category: Social Studies
Tags: constitution constitutional amendments preamble to the constitution amendments to the constitution 10 amendments us constitution

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Read about the Founding Fathers: 

Documents of Freedom: Online Text

iCivics Games and Resources

Constitution Interactive Reader

PBS Learning Media Resources

Free Downloads: 

Civics Today - High School text chapter on the Constitution

Civics Today Teachers Edition for Constitution chapter (with questions, activities, and answer key)

U.S. Constitution Lapbook

Constitution Carousel: Who Has the Power?

Bill of Rights Bingo

Constitution Word Search

BrainPop: U.S. Constitution

Congress For Kids Resources

US Presidents and Government
Category: Social Studies
Tags: election 2012 presidential election 2012 election 2012 candidates government lesson plans civics lesson plans

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Presidents: ​Activities and Study Resources: 

The U.S. Presidency: PBS Learning Media site with 60-second Presidents video collection, presidential portraits and biographies, and information on the duties and powers of the President, first ladies, speeches, and teachers guides on select presidents and first ladies.

Air Force One: Inside and Out

More Resources from Awesome Stories

BrainPop Vids on U.S. Presidents

​Presidential Lapbooks

Infographic: ​​Presidential Residences

Free Readers: 

The Executive Branch (30-page download on the powers of the Presidency)

Presidents of the U.S.  (52-page download)

Watch this video for a plain English explanation of the U.S. electoral process. Use this "How to Watch a Presidential Debate" worksheet to examine various aspects of debating, such as the setting, techniques of persuasion, favorite phrases, rehearsed responses, camera cutaways, and post-debate analysis. 

Civics and Economics Units This download correlates with the Glencoe textbook, ​Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics & You. Covers 7 units on: citizenship, foundations of American Government, the US Constitution, branches of government, voting and elections, state and local governments, law. Includes suggested pacing, worksheets and graphic organizers. 111 pages.​

Shmoop Videos: 

Games:



American Revolution: Domino Effect
Category: Social Studies
Tags: american revolution causes of the american revolution american revolution timeline

Show how one thing led to another with these free resources exploring the causes of the American Revolution: 

Differing Points of View - Visit Project Look Sharp for an elementary teaching kit on the Causes of the American Revolution. For each cause, there's a downloadable teacher's guide and student worksheet, plus a list of supplementary resources. The materials include accounts of incidents from different viewpoints -- for example, a description of the Boston Massacre from both the colonist and British perspectives. Other lessons include analyzing a Phyllis Wheatley poem, and comparing two 18th century "George" portraits (George Washington and King George III).

Chain Reaction: Make various mini lapbooks and foldables for each cause using this Hands-On-History download. Includes instructions for: a Q & A flip book on taxes; Boston Tea Party step book; mini book of Paul Revere's ride; and other projects.

  

Download a Grade 4 reader on the American Revolution, with nine chapters. Download the accompanying Activity Book, with review questions, vocabulary, grammar, and writing activities.

                                

More American Revolution Resources:

Animated Battles:

Interactive Game:

 



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