XKCD - A History Of The United States Congress. Once again Randall Munroe shows himself to be the undisputed king of the info-graphic (previous favourite used in many a maths lesson). My knowledge of American history is poor, this in fascinating and informative and does an amazing job to pile an entire modern nation’s political history into one diagram.
Bill of Rights- How Important Are Our Rights? A Two-Part Activity
This is a fun, unique way for students to learn about the Bill of Rights. In the first part of this activity, students work in cooperative groups to read about, discuss, and determine the rights that are most important to them. The rights are written in kid-friendly language. The second part of this activity is a mini-book that students will create.
State of the Union Speech Notebooking page Get the form, and go over it together. Ask your students to give their impressions of the speech, all the way down to the President’s wardrobe and mannerisms. All these things matter in this age of television.