What is Civics? Isn't that the most common question? This nifty 12 slide power point is a great preview of the course in general. Knowing and understanding these basic concepts early will lead to greater comprehension later. Whether you use DBQs, textbooks, BrainPop, handouts or lesson summaries, giving a foundation for your young historians will pay big dividends.
Tyranny is defined. Concepts of the Declaration of Independence are spelled out. Checks and balances and separation of powers are outlined. A great way to start off the note taking year as well.
10 Keys to Understanding Civics
by Paul Chandler
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