Students get a first-hand experience of not having a choice. They relate this experience to how the Pilgrims and other immigrants feel when they choose to come to the United States for democratic freedom.
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Unit: Freedom to Choose
Unit: My Country, My Community
Learners will describe requirements for naturalized citizens and explain how rights given to citizens also require civic responsibility. They will analyze the words of the National Anthem and update it with a new verse that includes today’s concept of freedom.
To help students understand how nonprofit organizations effectively address issues of poverty, food insecurity, immigration, and disenfranchisement locally and globally. To help students experience and understand how farming works.
Students interview and write a story about a person in their family or community. They share their stories to celebrate the unique differences in people in the community....
During this lesson students will remember a time when they felt left out of a group. They will explore how this made them feel, what they did to try to fit into the group and what the group could have done to include them. The students will learn about social groups. They will identify the...
Students will view a video about a girl named Carly who is a refugee forced to leave her home. Students will discuss the problems Carly faces in her journey to find a safe place to live. During this activity students will draw inferences as to why Carly had to flee from her home. The...
Throughout history America has been seen as a land of freedom and opportunity. This lesson will explore the history of why and how people came to America.
The Bill of Rights consists of ten amendments to the Constitution. It spells out rights for all United States citizens. The language in the Bill of Rights is difficult for primary students, so this lesson introduces some simple rights and expectations of all Americans.
Students will meet their Senior Friend at the local museum to discuss the state/local history. Students will “report to” the senior citizens about our very early past, and students will learn from their Senior Friends as they explore more recent history. They...