Topic: Civics

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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

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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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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...
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New School Challenge

You get to create a new school! Thomas Jefferson did that when he founded the University of Virginia. Create a promotional poster that answers the following: How is...
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Present-Day Parlor Portrait Pix

Monticello, Jeffersons home, is a reflection and a metaphor of Thomas Jeffersons life. Throughout his home, Jefferson displays numerous portraits of influential and inspiring people. In his parlor,...
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Revolution of the Mind

The word “revolution” can take on a number of meanings. Most often we think of it in terms of the forcible overthrow of one government and the institution...