For Constitution Day, your students can see the economic problems of the Articles of Confederation by reading this petition.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on August 28, 2014, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
A congressional debate in 1789 about a title of nobility for the president was a turning point toward republicanism.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on April 29, 2014, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
An introductory video of educational resources available from the Center for Legislative Archives, featuring perspectives from teachers who use these records of Congress in their classrooms
Posted by Natalie on September 6, 2013, under Online Tools, Professional Development.
The DocsTeach App extends learning activities from the DocsTeach website to your students’ iPads. Using the app, they can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar U.S. 1945–early 1970s,” and challenge themselves with a DocsTeach activity, interacting with stories, events, and ideas of the past. The activities are all based on primary source documents from the […]
Posted by Stephanie on June 5, 2013, under Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Watching C-SPAN or using the old textbook flow chart can be a pretty boring way to teach the legislative process. As future voters, it is important for students to understand how lawmaking works and what role they will play in that process. But how can you do it without putting your students to sleep? Making […]
Posted by Christine Blackerby on April 16, 2013, under Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
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