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Citizenship: Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Kids Voting USA offers an extensive list of links related to voting, citizenship, the White House, etc.

PBS Kids is an online game that has students click on buildings in a town to guide them in answering “How does government affect me?”

Scholastic is democracy for kids and it provides links for rights and responsibilities. It provides a great classroom activity linking rights and responsibilities.

Project Vote Smart is Project Vote Smart. It lets students find current candidates from their state, statewide initiatives, referenda, or amendments that have been certified for the upcoming primary or general election ballots, and much more.

Center for Civic Education contains a lesson plan on the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right to be treated equally, the right to be treated fairly by your government, and the right to vote and run for public office are covered. Great problem-solving questions covered.

United States Mint includes lesson plans, games, cartoons, time machines, and other ideas when studying the 50 State Quarters® Program.

The Flag of the United States of America is a commentary of the Pledge of Allegiance written by Red Skeleton. The meaning of the pledge is given word for word or phrase for phrase.

United States Mint teaches about the importance of coins and currency created by the U. S. Mint. It contains teacher resources, games, lesson plans, etc., to aid in the teaching of early United States history.

Scholastic contains an in-depth unit on patriotism with several links and lesson plans.

Constitution Facts has various Constitution Day activities.