Government and civics community values bell-ringer activity

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
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Choosing Values is a ready to use activity to engage students in analyzing the importance of individual values to a community and its government. Students use place 10 different values in order of importance from most important to least important for a government to hold. Students write about their choices. This is a great bell-ringer or discussion starter for thinking about modern government, talking about elections, and more. Ideal for a civics government, social studies or social justice classroom.

Two options included:

-Blackline for notebooks or collaborative activity

-Digital option for 1:1 classrooms

This activity is also available in a larger set of activities focused on democracy.

Civil rights and government related resources include:

- Civil Rights Movement: Illustrated Timeline

- Question of the Day: Civil Rights Movement

- Who am I? Bring Civil Rights Movement Figures Alive in this Common Core Aligned Research Project

- Civil Rights Movement: Real-world Civil Rights Action

- Civil Rights Movement: Quick and Easy Newspaper

- Black History Month - African-American Figures Research project

- Civil Rights Interactive Notebook Pages (just added; not yet available elsewhere in the store.)

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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