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K Orb & Effy Learn About Authority

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 1

1–2 What Is Authority?

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 1

3–4 What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 1

4–6

What Is a Republican Government? 

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 1, Lesson 3

What Responsibilities Accompany Our Rights? 

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 1, Lesson 21


7–8

What Is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?

Adapted from We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 2 

Who Should Get the Job?

Adapted from Foundations of Democracy – Justice

Why Do We Need a Government? 

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 2 

How Can Citizens Participate? 

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 2 

We the People: Project Citizen 

From Project Citizen – Level 1 

Why Do We Need Authority? 

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 2 (middle school)

What Are the Possible Consequences of Privacy? 

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 2

How Can You Decide among Competing Responsibilities? 

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 2

What Intellectual Tools Are Useful in Making Decisions about Issues of Corrective Justice? 

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 2

How Can Jackson Middle School Meet Its Responsibilities to Deal with the Problem of Substance Abuse? 

From Exercises in Participation


9–12

How Was the Constitution Used to Organize the New Government?

Adapted from We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution – Level 3

What Might Be Some Benefits and Costs of the Government Keeping a Secret?

Adapted from Foundations of Democracy, High School, Privacy, Unit 3, Lesson 8, pages 89-90

How Does Government Secure Natural Rights? 

From We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution – Level 3

What Conflicting Opinions Did the Framers Have About the Completed Constitution?
From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution– Level 3

What Is Meant by Returning to Fundamental Principles? 

From We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution – Level 3


Presidents' Day Lessons


George Washington
James Madison
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan 
What Is the Role of the President in the American Constitutional System? 


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