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"I Have a Dream" Mobiles

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech with a mobile that inspires you to think about your own dreams.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads

In this online game, learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made.

Address America: Your Six-Word Stump Speech

Students will investigate national election stump speeches and then create their own.

Amendment Cootie Catchers

This clever twist on the classic cootie catcher tests your knowledge of the first 10 amendments.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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American Flag Pinwheels

Show your patriotic pride with this festive stars-and-stripes-covered pinwheel.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Art of the American Soldier Family Guide

This guide highlights works of art that tell the story of the American soldier through the eyes of combat artists.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
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For: Families
Tags: History

Ben Franklin Kites

Celebrate one of America's most famous Founding Fathers with a craft inspired by his kite experiment.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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For: Families
Tags: History

Bill of Rights

Help restore the Bill of Rights in this online game.

Grade: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
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Bill of Rights

Students learn about the specific rights and freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights, one of our nation's most important documents.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3
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Bill of Rights Bingo

Get more familiar with the Bill of Rights with this simple bingo game.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Brown v. Board of Education Word Puzzle

Learn about a landmark Supreme Court ruling with this word puzzle.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
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Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline

Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline is an online experience highlighting some of the key dates and events that mark more than 200 years of our constitutional history.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Cherry Tree Sun Catchers

Make a dazzling sun catcher inspired by the fabled story of George Washington and the cherry tree.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Cipher Wheel

Use this cipher wheel to create your own secret code!

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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For: Families
Tags: History

Citizenship and Character: Moderation Finding the Balance

In this lesson, students will consider the value of moderation and personal self-discipline in the context of the Founders.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
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Constitution Hall Pass: The Presidency (Constitution Day 2012)

Just in time for the 2012 election, this engaging, interactive lesson traces the history of the American presidency.

Constitution Word Puzzle

Learn about basic terms from the Constitution with this word puzzle.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
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Design Your Own Dollar Bill

This activity is perfect for commemorating Tax Day.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: Government

Design Your Own Flag

As you learn about the symbolism and importance of our America's flag, you can design your own flag.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Destination White House

This lesson provides an in-depth look at presidential elections, specifically the role of television commercials in campaigning.

Earth Day Bingo

Get inspired about going green with this bingo game.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: Civics

Earth Day Cootie Catchers

This clever twist on the classic cootie catcher offers ideas for being an eco-friendly, active citizen.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: Civics

Election 2012 Student Guide

Follow this guide and see how your voice can be heard.

Fala Pins

Decorate your own Fala pin and wear it proudly to show your support for the country!

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: History

Founding Fathers Word Puzzle

Learn about the signers of the U.S. Constitution with this word puzzle.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
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Tags: History

Fourth of July

This lesson explores the history and meaning of the Declaration of Independence and Independence Day.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3
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Free to Be You

This lesson helps students understand how the First Amendment establishes key freedoms of expression for Americans.

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Getting to Know the Founding Fathers

Learn more about the signers of the Constitution with these Founding Fathers biographies.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
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Growing Up, American Style

This lesson helps students see how life has changed for children living in the United States, specifically with respect to child labor.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3
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Headed to the White House

Here's your chance to run for president!

Lady Liberty Hats

Celebrate freedom by fashioning your own Lady Liberty hat.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Liberty Bell Sun Catchers

Make a dazzling sun catcher to commemorate the Liberty Bell and the constitutional ideals it symbolizes.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Lincoln Hats

Emulate our 16th president with your own version of his signature top hat.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: History

Main Exhibition Student Guide: The Path to Responsible Citizenship

Explore the Center’s main exhibition and complete activities around the topic of responsible citizenship.

Model White House

Make a mini model of the home of the nation's president.

Patriotic Wreaths

Decorate and customize a wreath for Independence Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Preamble Scramble

Have fun getting to know the phrases of the Preamble while you unscramble the puzzle.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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President Masks

Discover your alter ego as President Abraham Lincoln or George Washington as you decorate your own presidential mask.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: History

Ratifying States Word Puzzle

Learn about the states that ratified the Constitution with this word puzzle.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
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Roman Chariots

Do as the Romans did with these miniature gladiator-style chariots!

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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For: Families
Tags: History

Separation of Powers

This lesson shows students firsthand how the three branches of government work together through separation of powers and checks and balances.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3
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Springsteen and Freedom of Expression Crafts

Celebrate freedom of expression by designing your own album cover and making a guitar pin!

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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For: Families
Tags: Civics

Tax Day Cootie Catcher

In honor of Tax Day, this cootie catcher offers helpful tips on managing your personal finances.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: Government

Thank-A-Vet Postcards

Honor veterans for supporting and defending the Constitution and protecting our freedom by thanking them with a special postcard.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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Tags: Civics

The Constitution Happened Here

This interactive resource celebrates constitutional and local history in Philadelphia and beyond through student-generated multimedia content.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
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Tags: History

The Constitution Happened Here Lesson Plans

This innovative, interactive resource is designed to uncover the vast wealth of history in our local communities.

The Exchange: Should a Clean and Healthy Environment Be a Constitutional Right?

This lesson encourages students to look at the issue of climate change and environmental regulation from a constitutional perspective.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9
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Uncle Sam Hats

Celebrate freedom by making your own Uncle Sam hat.

Grade: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, K
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We the Civics Kids Lesson 1: American Flavor: A Cultural Salad of Diversity

Lesson one looks at the contributions made by people from other countries who have come and made their homes here.

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We the Civics Kids Lesson 2: The Constitution

Lesson two examines the Constitution as the foundation of our government.

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We the Civics Kids Lesson 3: The Bill of Rights

Lesson three continues to develop the students’ understanding of the Constitution by examining the Bill of Rights.

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We the Civics Kids Lesson 4: Principles of Justice and the Role of the Judiciary

Lesson four focuses on the principles of justice and the role of the judiciary.

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We the Civics Kids Lesson 5: Point of View – School Uniforms

Lesson five provides opportunities for students to examine issues from different points of views.

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We the Civics Kids Lesson 6: USA All Stars

Lesson six investigates the concept of leadership.

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We the Civics Kids Lesson 7: Historical Figures and Activists

Lesson seven builds on the skills of previous lessons.

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We the Civics Kids Lesson 8: Kid Power

Lesson eight celebrates student engagement.

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Which Founder Are You?

Take this quiz to discover which Founder you're most like!