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Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities

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      Here are some websites that will help you in Social Studies.

      Instructional Resources for Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities

      National Council for the Social Studies
      http://www.socialstudies.org/
      National Council for the Social Studies engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating the teaching of social studies. Their Web site provides teaching resources, lesson plans, information on professional development opportunities and more.

      American Bar Association
      http://www.abanet.org/publiced/
      Use the Web site of the American Bar Association to find law-related education projects and download lessons for classroom use on a variety of topics. The site also provides information on careers in law for young people, as well as other information and activities for students.

      Freedom of Petition: The 1836 "Gag Rule" and Anti-Slavery Petitions
      http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/Newsletters/FAIH/2005-2006/adams.pdf
      In this activity from the Bill of Rights Institute, students learn about the importance of the right to petition in order to achieve political change through investigating the 1836 "Gag Rule."

      Student Activism in the 1930s
      http://newdeal.feri.org/students/index.htm
      This resource, created by the New Deal Network, traces the modern American student movement from its roots in the 1930s. The site includes a chronology of student organization as well as primary source material, including a series of photographs and graphics from the period.

      Suffragists and Their Tactics
      http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/00/women/overview_suffrage.html
      In this lesson plan from the Library of Congress, students use primary sources to understand how early 20th century suffragists changed the requirements for voting in America. Students will analyze and interpret primary sources, explain tactics used by the suffragists, and evaluate how effective these efforts were in establishing equality for women. This lesson plan may help students to better understand how people achieve government change through social protest, as described in Benchmark A.

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