Accomplish many objectives. Use a graphic organizer to keep students on-task.
–Children’s literature: My Teacher for President by Kay Winters, Stuart Little: Think Big, Vote Little! by Laura Driscoll, My senator and me: a dog’s eye view of Washington by Edward Moore Kennedy, See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race … by Susan E. Goodman, Elwood H. Smith, We the Kids: A Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow, Vote! by Eileen Christelow, The Constitution and the Bill of Rights by Roben Alarcon, Shh! We’re writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz, Saving the Liberty Bell by Megan McDonald, Everyone counts: a citizen’s number book by Elissa Grodin
–Maps: list as many states as possible
–Patriotic songs: What does it mean?
–Vocabulary: match terms with their definition (citizenship, country, elections, freedom, citizen, civic education, democracy, justice, rights, liberty, & Constitution)
–Scenarios: What should you do? What would you do? Titles– responsibility- whose is it?, call for compassion, respect, the homework truth, be kind: rewind for responsibility, brave on the ball field, truth in friendship, test your compassion, it takes guts
–Computer: good websites- http://www.history.com/interactives/citizenship-quiz, http://bensguide.gpo.gov/flash/states_puzzle_lines2.html
–Pledge of allegiance: finding synonyms, using a thesaurus to replace words (you may want to use dictionary.com)
–United Streaming video: list of 3 things responsible for