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Strategies for Struggling Readers: A Teacher Resource Guide for We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 2 Entire Text
This guide, for teachers of the Level 2 (middle school) edition of We the People, provides teachers with strategies to help their struggling readers. A variety of ready-to-use handouts are provided to accompany the strategies. PDF

Strategies for Struggling Readers: A Teacher Resource Guide for We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3 Entire Text
This guide, for teachers of the Level 3 (high school) edition of We the People, is an easy-to-use online text that provides educators with an understanding of the reading process and allows them to identify the challenges for struggling readers and English learners. Includes a variety of printable handouts. PDF

Res Publica: An International Framework for Education in Democracy Entire Text
This document represents an international effort to develop a resource that can be used in the creation of curricular programs designed to develop educational programs to prepare young people and adults for citizenship in a constitutional democracy. Participation in this project is open to any individual or organization. PDF

Elements of Democracy Slideshow: Concept 1, The People
Everyone is familiar with the first three words of the Preamble to the Constitution: "We the People." This slideshow answers the question "Who are the People in a democracy?" It explains the importance of political consent, tolerance, minority rights versus majority rule, and states composed of various ethnic and religious groups. PowerPoint®

Constitutional Democracy: Outlines of Essential Elements and Indices

Interdisciplinary Strategies
A work in progress comprised of prompts and strategies in literature, reading, writing, and math that use We the People and Foundations of Democracy curricular materials as a base. This work was compiled as a project of the Allentown School District, Pennsylvania, and the Center's School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program as a means to address state standards and testing in reading, writing, and math. PDF

Literature for Young Adults: Examining Issues of Violence and Conflict Resolution
An annotated bibliography by Alita Zurav Letwin.

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