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Blume, George T. – 1987
This 30 to 40 minute drama for secondary school students takes place in the Pennsylvania State House, Philadelphia, on September 17, 1787, the day the Constitutional Convention ended. James Madison serves as the drama's spokesman. The drama focuses on five major points: (1) the Colonial Confederation's situation at that time, which necessitated…
Descriptors: Acting, Class Activities, Constitutional History, Curriculum Enrichment
Novick, Minna S. – 1987
Targeted toward young people aged 12 through 18, this handbook contains ideas for educational activities, suggestions for special events, a brief overview of the constitutional development period in U.S. history, and an outline of the Constitution. Excerpts from a few of the secondary materials developed for the Bicentennial of the U.S.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
Novick, Minna S. – 1986
Targeted for children aged 5 through 12, this handbook contains some ideas for educational activities, a brief overview of the constitutional development period in U.S. history, and a simplified annotated outline of the Constitution. This material should prove helpful in teaching children the following: (1) the intrinsic values embedded in the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
Urofsky, Melvin I.; Cox, Nancy – 1988
Students should achieve a higher level of understanding and appreciation of the evolving nature of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance to contemporary societal issues by studying historical documents from the period of time between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. This document begins with a history of that period and of the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, High Schools, Learning Modules
Cramer, Elizabeth, Ed.; Hill, Margaret, Ed. – 1988
Twenty-eight lesson plans developed by California teachers who attended a summer institute on Congress and the Constitution are presented in this document. Sample lesson plan titles are: (1) "Geopolitics and the Constitution," (2) "Judicial Review," (3) "Electoral College and the Constitution," (4) "First…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Government (Administrative Body), History Instruction, Lesson Plans
Million, Anne – 1987
This annotated bibliography focuses on the constitutional role of Oklahoma by highlighting the constitutionally significant cases that arose during the territorial period and after statehood. The intention is to bring important constitutional issues closer to home, and thereby create an appreciation for the Constitution as a vital, living…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Black Education, Blacks, Civil Liberties
Patrick, John J. – 1989
"The Federalist Papers," a collection of 85 essays on the principles of republican government written to support the ratification of the Constitution of 1787, has been praised as an outstanding work by individuals ranging from such founding fathers as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington to contemporary scholars in history and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Curriculum Enrichment, Democratic Values
Patrick, John J. – 1989
This publication provides a brief introduction to core ideas of constitutional government in the United State as presented in "The Federalist" by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. The first of "The Federalists" papers was written by Hamilton, who joined with Jay and Madison in this series of essays to refute the…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Curriculum Enrichment, Democracy, Democratic Values
Butts, R. Freeman – 1988
If students are to fulfill their obligations and rights as U.S. citizens they must develop the ability to make careful judgements, based on a reasoned historical perspective and a meaningful conception of the basic democratic values underlying citizenship in our constitutional order. To this end, an agenda of 12 core civic values that are…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA. – 1987
This document is composed of readings and activities concerning the government of the United States. The main topics addressed are: the Constitution, the Presidency, the Congress, the Judiciary, the bureaucracy, interest groups, the media, and the people. Each section begins with an introductory reading, followed by essays from prominent citizens…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Court Litigation, Court Role
Chibucos, Pamela E. – 1987
This teacher's guide provides goals and objectives, terms and concepts to know, motivators, student activities, and student worksheets that correspond to the readings presented in a companion student handbook of the same title. One activity requires students to examine the U.S. Constitution and the constitution of their particular state in order…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Court Role, High Schools
Barreiro, Jose, Ed. – Northeast Indian Quarterly, 1988
A memory told and retold among Haudenosaunee traditional (Iroquois or Six Nations people, including the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora) holds that in the formative days of the American republic, statesmen from the still powerful Indian Confederacy informed prominent colonists and some founding fathers on Indian concepts of…
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Colonial History (United States)
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction. – 1988
This guide demonstrates the many ways in which social studies departments can use microcomputers to teach U.S. history. Computers can be used to enhance the learning process by assisting students in recording and categorizing data, formulating conclusions, and establishing concepts. This guide is intended as a supplement to existing curriculum…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Foreign Policy, Government (Administrative Body)
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL. – 1989
The Unites States Constitution and the Bill of Rights set forth the basic principles of the U.S. democratic constitutional order. It is from these documents that the fundamental political concepts of the United States are derived. The program presented here was developed for junior high school students and is intended to combat the apathy toward…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Government (Administrative Body)
Leming, Robert S. – 1993
This digest discusses issues related to teaching about the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It begins by quoting the amendment that protects citizens of the United States against unreasonable searches and seizures, and goes on to discuss how the understanding and interpretation of the amendment have been influenced by historical events,…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Law Related Education, Secondary Education
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