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Democracy

 

By the People, For the People
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/
20030623monday.html

Lesson plan - Define what you consider to be key elements of democracy, particularly relating those elements to the cancellation of Iraq's first general election for mayor and related issues of censorship. You will participate in a round-table discussion and then develop collages that reflect general themes arising from the discussion.

Changing of the Guard
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/
20030428monday.html

Lesson plan - Research case studies of U.S.-led regime changes around the world and examine the possible future democratization of Iraq through the historical lens of past experience.

Comparative Democracy
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/langacad/compdemo/

Explore and compare the elements of democracy in the USA and in other countries. Create a presentation to aid revolutionaries in their quest for democracy.

Core Democratic Values
http://michiganepic.org/coredemocratic/indexb.html

Create your own notebook on core democratic values. Click on an icon to begin.

Formation of Government
http://regentsprep.org/Regents/core/questions/
question.cfm?Course=USHG&TopicCode=2b&QNum=1&Wrong=0

80 interactive multilple-choice questions.

Look Who's Footing the Bill
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/democracy/debtquest.html

WebQuest - An introductory webquest on democracy and the national debt.

PBS Democracy Project
http://www.pbs.org/democracy/kids/

How does the government affect you?

People and Government - Self-check quiz.
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/govciv/usgov2002/
quiz.shtml?BOOK=009&CHAPTER=1&TITLE=
People+and+Government

People and Government - Crossword puzzle
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/tutor/govciv/usgov2002/
puzzles/usg2002_01.html

Interactive Tutor

Search for Democracy
http://sites.lps.org/wq15/

WebQuest - Designed to lead students to investigate this topic by researching the following questions:

• What is democracy and why is it important?
• What individuals influenced Central America socially, economically, or politically?
• What key events affected Central America’s history?
• What type of government(s) have the countries of Central America had in the past?
• What type of government do the countries of Central America have today?

So You Think You Can Teach? Democracy in America
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/democracy/

Lesson Plan - Deisgned to increase awareness of citizen participation elements of democracy.

Why Do We Need A Government
http://www.civiced.org/wtp_ms01_sb.html

Lesson plan - Introduces you to some of the basic ideas which were of great importance to the Founders. They used these ideas when they developed our government. Learn why they thought we needed a government in the first place. You will also learn how they believed governments should be created and what they ought to do. Particular attention is paid to the ideas of John Locke.


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The United States is not a democracy? The United States is a Republic - a democratic republic. Its citizens elect representatives (the Congress). The founding fathers warned of the problems of democracy and the tyranny of the majority in many early writings. You will find no mention of democracy in the US Constiution.

 


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