Welcome to the world of civics! This is a 4 to 6 week, printable, trans-disciplinary unit study with the theme of How We Organise Ourselves, using the idea of what it means to be a citizen in the world, as the lens with which we inquire into the central idea. There is a summative assessment with the emphasis on action through raising awareness and educating others as a civil rights rally!
The lessons are suggestions as to how you could use the materials and resources created.
Central Idea : How are our rights as a citizen impacted by responsibility at a local level, a national level and a global level?
The lessons are planned around the IB key concepts and are trans-disciplinary. The CCSS ELA standards are planned around 5th grade.The inquiry looks into the Founding Fathers, the development of the U.S Constituion, American Indian Relocation, Women's Rights, African American Slavery, Racism, Child Labor.
The lessons include:
Personal narrative writing
Reading for information
Collaborative group work
Much of the learning is inquiry based using research skills with non-fiction text provided, together with collaborative research that would require the Internet and/or an assortment of relevant books. I have included a list of resources for your convenience. This includes websites and movies.
The language can be introduced over time or front-loaded as you wish.
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