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Subject: English Language Arts (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: A Revolutionary Dinner Party
Description: Students play the role of colonists from the Revolutionary War period. Each group has decided to host a dinner party for some "famous faces" of the American Revolution. There are FOUR parts to this project: research, seating chart, music and food, and dialogue.


Subject: Information Literacy (K - 12), or Social Studies (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Biographical Poetry
Description: Students will work with a partner to write an original poem using information learned about a person involved in the American Revolution. The students will then share the poems by creating a multimedia slide show.


Subject: Social Studies (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: The Declaration of Independence: Purpose, Explanation, and Grievances of King George III
Description: In this lesson, students will be able to state the main ideas in the Declaration of Independence, and explain their significance. The students will be able to know the purpose of and explain the Declaration of Independence, as well as the grievances toward King George III.


Subject: English Language Arts (5), or Social Studies (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Our New Nation
Description: After studying the American Revolutionary War, students learn about the founding of the United States of America. Pretending to be the founding fathers, students will divide into small groups to create and design their own nation and system of government for the colonies. They will create the laws, economic system, powers of government, pledge, national symbol, anthem, etc. Students will create a presentation about their "new nation." The groups will give an oral presentation justifying why their system of government should be selected for the colonies.


Subject: Social Studies (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Defending Personal Freedoms
Description: This lesson is an introduction to the Civil Rights Movement in American history. The social and political impact of the current events and key people who played an integral role during this era provide a wealth of insight into the driving forces that inspired human rights for all citizens of the United States.


Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Information Literacy (K - 12), or Social Studies (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Description: This lesson will focus on how bills become laws. This interdisciplinary lesson combines social studies, language arts and reading skills and concepts. Students will research the topic through the Internet and other digital resources and then present information gathered orally and visually.


Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Articles of Confederation
Description: This lesson looks at the development of the constitutional government in the United States. Students use technology to explore history concepts.


Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Learning About Our Government
Description: This lesson is designed to inform students about the organization of our nation's government. Students will be introduced to the three branches of American government and the responsibilities of each. They will discuss the requirements for becoming President and take a "virtual tour" of the White House. All of this is done through the use of a digital slideshow, which includes a direct link to the Internet for further study.


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: From the President's Lips: The Concerns that Led to the Sedition (and Alien) Act      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students examine the international situation during John Adams presidency. They focus on the concerns that led to the Sedition Act.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Debate in Congress on the Sedition Act      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students examine the provisions in the U.S. Constitution that are relevant to the debate over the Sedition Act. They explore the arguments offered in Congress for and against the Sedition Act.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: George Washington on the Sedition Act      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students examine the arguments used by George Washington in support of the Sedition Act. They focus on the role of partisan politics in the creation of and/or controversy over the Sedition Act.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Thomas Jefferson on the Sedition Act      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students examine arguments put forth by Thomas Jefferson and others in opposition to the Sedition Act. They discuss Jefferson's opinion on how constitutional questions about the Sedition Act could be resolved.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Certain Crimes Against the United States: Consequences of the Sedition Act      Add Bookmark
Description: This is the final lesson in the five-lesson EDSITEment curriculum unit titled Certain Crimes Against the United States: The Sedition Act. In this lesson, students explore some applications and consequences of the Sedition Act. They consider the problems governments face in balancing security needs and personal freedoms.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The First Amendment: What's Fair in a Free Country?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this unit of six lessons, from EDSITEment, students consider the limitations that have been placed on the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech by subsequent U.S. Supreme Court rulings. By analyzing specific Supreme Court cases, they learn that interpreting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is an ongoing process.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Balancing Three Branches at Once: Our System of Checks and Balances      Add Bookmark
Description: In this unit of four EDSITEment lessons, students use primary source documents to investigate of how the three branches of the American government can check each other. The documents referenced in the lesson give clear examples of the balance of power in the U.S. government.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this unit of five EDSITEment lessons, students investigate the purposes of the U.S. Constitution, as identified in the Preamble to the Constitution. They also study fundamental values and principles as they are expressed in the Preamble.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: What Happens in the White House?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students view images of former Presidents living and working in the White House. They discuss the different functions that the White House serves.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: What Has Happened in the White House?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students explore how the White House has been touched by the great events of our nation's history. They create a chronology of important events that have occurred at or directly affected the White House.
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Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: What Happens in the White House? A Timeline      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students create a History of the White House timeline featuring historic events researched in a previous lesson. In addition, they discuss the reasons why the White House is sometimes called America's House.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Declare the Causes: The Declaration of Independence      Add Bookmark
Description: In this unit of eight lessons, from EDSITEment, the propensity to complain is used to increase student awareness of the precedents behind the Declaration of Independence. After completing this unit, students will be able to describe and list the sections of the Declaration of Independence and explain the basic purpose of each. They will also be able to give an example of a document that served as a precedent for the Declaration, list and explain one or more of the colonists complaints included in the Declaration, and demonstrate an awareness of the Declaration of Independence as a historical process developed in protest of unfair conditions.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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