Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (including The Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.

Applying the Law Lesson Plan: Your Bill of Rights Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Your Bill of Rights, in which they run a law firm specializing in cases pertaining to the Bill of Rights. They challenge is ...

Reconstruction Lesson Plan: Exploring the Effects of Ending Slavery

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the political events that occurred after slavery ended and how Reconstruction laws affected families ...
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American Revolution Timeline Social Studies Game

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Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for American Revolution Timeline, a free online history and social studies game....

American Revolution Timeline: Interactive Tool and Lesson Ideas

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In these lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 3-12, students use a free interactive American Revolution timeline to explore the sequence of events in the American Revolution. The Revolutionary ...

Constitutional Law Lesson Plan: Do I Have a Right? Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources, include the game Do I Have a Right? to explore constitutional law and citizens' rights. Students learn to identify whet...