Classroom bill of rights 5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE -Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights.
Instead of simply taking notes with definitions, or to practice outlining skills, "sketchnoting" is the practice of listening/reading, summarizing, and synthesizing information along with eye-catching images. Check out the blog for amazing samples by students and adults!
iCivics. This on-line game, part of a civics site founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, really tests users' understanding of Constitutional rights. Students defend clients in court and score points for their successes. This can be played on individual computers in the classroom or on a single computer with smart board or projector. Also included are teaching materials and lesson plans for civics-related topics ranging from budgets to civil rights.