Guidance on Government: State Edition

Florida Joint Center for Citizenship How does the Florida Constitution organize the government?     (Adaptable for other states)┬áStudents: identify the legislative, judicial, and executive Read More

Thinking Through Timelines: Creating the Constitution

Florida Joint Center for Citizenship Why do we celebrate Constitution Day?     Activity Documents and Handouts – Creating the Constitution PowerPoint Presentation Copies of Read More

Thinking Through Timelines: Inching Toward Independence

Florida Joint Center for Citizenship Why do we celebrate Independence Day? Activity Documents and Handouts – The Road to Independence PowerPoint Presentation Copies of Primary Read More

Super Civics Toolbox

The Super Civics Toolbox is a collection of lessons aligned to the Minnesota K-8 Citizenship and Government standards, includes a variety of engaging strategies teaching Read More

3 Umbrellas and 4th Amendment Search Protection

Three sizes of umbrellas (golf, regular, cocktail) are used to categorize search scenarios, asking students to use search analysis questions: (1) Is there a recognized Read More

Voting Matters To Me

Minnesota Election Vocabulary

At quizlet.com Use this learning tool to play around with flashcards, matching games, multiple choice tests. Minnesota Election Vocabulary: http://quizlet.com/45297243/minnesota-election-vocabulary-flash-cards/alphabetical

Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System

These materials teach middle school students about the Minnesota Juvenile Justice System. Informational powerpoint is followed by chart that compares the adult with the juvenile Read More

Voter ID, Voting Requirements, and Vote Counting

A collection of lesson plans from the American Bar Association that teach voting requirements, voter ID laws, and vote counting laws.

Deliberating in a Democracy Judicial Elections

By Jennifer Bloom and Kate McBride Engage students in a Structured Academic Controversy in this lesson that focuses on developing deliberation skills using a proposed Read More

Deliberating in a Democracy Voter Identification

Engage students in a Structured Academic Controversy in this lesson that focuses on developing deliberation skills using a proposed Minnesota Law that would require all Minnesota voters to have photo identification.

Deliberating in a Democracy Ethanol

Engage students in a Structured Academic Controversy in this lesson that focuses on developing deliberation skills using the issue of ethanol (a critical question for Minnesota and the nation and world).

Deliberating in a Democracy Farm Subsidies

This lesson from Deliberating in a Democracy Minnesota (DIDMN) project teaches deliberation skills that ensure that conflicting views can be heard, understood, and valued, and students will develop the ability to find solutions to important issues. Lesson includes a student reading on farm subsidies which is used by small groups as they increase their understanding of the issue.