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Lesson Plans (5) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information.


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (6 - 8), or Social Studies (7)
Title: So You Think You Can Amend The Constitution?
Description: Students will use knowledge of The Constitution and current events to develop hypothetical changes to The Bill of Rights. Students will propose two new amendments to Constitution and support their proposition with events from the 21st century.


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Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (6 - 10), or Social Studies (7 - 10)
Title: What are my Rights?  
Description: Lesson can be applied to either seventh grade civics or tenth grade U.S. history.  The rights established in the Bill of Rights will be studied. Students will learn how to interpret and apply the Bill of Rights to their day to day life.  


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Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (6 - 8), or Social Studies (7 - 12)
Title: You Have the Right to Remain Silent!
Description: Students will analyze the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and the Miranda v. Arizona case. Students will then rewrite the Miranda Rights and create a presentation utilizing VoiceThread.


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Subject: Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Read All About It! Supreme Court Case Makes Headlines!
Description: This is a project to conclude the study of the Judicial Branch of our government. The students, working in pairs, will be assigned a landmark Supreme Court case to research in a computer lab setting. They will then construct a one-page newsletter on the case which will include a summary of the case, two pictures, a short biography on one of the justices on the Court at that time, and an editorial describing their reaction to the case.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Four Freedoms for the Fourth     
Description: This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to freedom, and presents information and activities about Franklin Delano Roosevelt's concept of The Four Freedoms. Learn more about political speeches, freedom, and the U.S. government by visiting the EDSITEment lesson plans and EDSITEment-reviewed Web sites referenced on this page.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Blaming the Hero     
Description: The Science Update, '' Blaming the Hero'' podcast from Science NetLinks, describes how victims are much more likely to be excused for bad behavior than heroes.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Informational Materials


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: National Constitution Center     
Description: The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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