Topic: Civics

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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...
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Self-government evolves

How did ideas of self-government change over time? Create a visual timeline to connect documents that preceded and led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution.
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Stepping Stones to the American Revolution

Was the American Revolutionary War an event that the colonists and British Parliaments had to participate in to achieve the true ideas of liberty and independence?
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The Earth is for the Living

Thomas Jefferson thought the Constitution should have had a “sunset clause” allowing each generation to rewrite it to keep the Spirit of 1776 alive. In your group, decide...
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The Sea was Boisterous that Day- Using Essential Questions to Bridge History

Essential questions (EQ’s) can be a tool for connecting the past to the present. In this Challenge, you will be asked to link an image/document from Americas revolutionary...
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TJ and the Separation of Church and State.

Is the separation of church and state necessary in America?
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Visualizing Self-Governance

What did the Founding Fathers think was necessary in order to maintain self-governance? Create a digital collage that explains what is necessary for self-government.
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Where Did Our Rights Come From?

Search through the British Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta, and the Statute for Religious Freedom and find where the ideas of the U.S. Bill of Rights come...
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Who Was Really Right?

Were the American colonists justified in resisting British policies and breaking away from the rule of Great Britain? To help you make up your own mind, read selected...
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Your Reason for Treason-Templated

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...