Topic: Civics

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A Trustee’s Reason for Treason

The actions of the revolutionaries could be considered treason against their British king. Which one of these grievances listed by the revolutionaries in the Declaration of Independence would...
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Actions and Reactions

In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, Great Britain tried to recoup its financial losses by imposing taxes on the colonies. To the British, this made...
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And the Winner Is…

The American Revolution can be best characterized by testing authority, deciding loyalties, and above all else, questioning the way things worked. Where, and how, do we see five...
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Challenge 1

This will be the overall project
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Curator Challenge: You Decide!

You are the curator of a museum. Create an exhibit about the contributions to the idea of liberty of one of the following founding fathers: George Washington, John...
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Declaration Double Take

The Declaration of Sentiments and the Declaration of Independence have a few things in common….what are they? Use the word cloud tool to compare the two documents and...
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Jeffenstein!!!!

If the statue of Thomas Jefferson at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial came to life as the events in this YouTube video unfolded around him, not what would he...
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Know Your Rights Using Primary Sources: Listing your own grievances

Students will be working in pairs examining three primary sources -listing the grievances in the Declaration of Independence, the individual rights listed in the U.S. Bill of Rights...
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Making Connections:The Declaration of Independence and The US Constitution

What were some of the grievances that the signers of the Declaration of Independence had against Great Britain and the King and how do we see these grievances...
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Making the Case: Can Limited Government Last?

Limited government is one of the basic principles of American Government. The origins of this concept can be found in a variety of influential primary source documents. You...