Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

Paths to Citizenship Lesson Plan: Immigration Nation Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, features a game called Immigration Nation. This game challenges students to use information they’re provided to determine whether newcomers to America are e...

Run a County Lesson Plan: Counties Work Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Counties Work, in which they play the role of county official, helping fellow citizens while managing taxes and local emerge...

Making a Difference Lesson Plan: Activate

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play Activate, a game in which they take on the role of citizens making positive changes in their communities. After selecting an issue, they t...

Balancing the Federal Budget Lesson Plan: People’s Pie Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called People's Pie that challenges them to balance the federal budget. Students must fund important government programs without se...

Parliamentary System Lesson Plan: Determining a Government for a New Country

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover what a parliamentary system of government is and how it compares and contrasts with the system of govern...

Be an Informed Voter: Cast Your Vote Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Cast Your Vote, a game in which they experience the different ways to evaluate candidates running for office, such as political debates, re...

Legislator Role Play Lesson Plan: Represent Me!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play a game called Represent Me!, in which they take on the role of a legislator seeking re-election. They review and categorize legislation, ap...

Reading a Newspaper Lesson Plan: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP features and resources to learn about how to read a newspaper. Then using what they learn, students will summarize a newspaper ...

Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan: Digital Compass

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, features the innovative game Digital Compass, in which players explore how decisions they make in their digital lives affect other aspects of their lives. ...

Reducing the National Debt Lesson Plan: The Fiscal Ship Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, features the game The Fiscal Ship, from our partners the Hutchins Center at Brookings and the Serious Games Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The ga...