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Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test Cover

Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test

This primary source-based workbook (as PDF or eBook/ePub) helps students explore some of the protections found in the Bill of Rights and how they’ve...
Subject: Citizenship
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
Resource Type: Primary sources
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Act I: What Were the Various Plans at the Constitutional Convention?

This short video highlights the four plans discussed during the first two weeks of the Convention: Madison’s Virginia Plan; Sherman’s New Jersey...
Subject: Legislative branch/Congress
Grades: 12, 11, 10
Resource Type: Video
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Act II: What Was the Connecticut Compromise at the Constitutional Convention?

This short video explores the Connecticut Compromise, in which the delegates rejected an “either/or” solution to the question of representation and...
Subject: Legislative branch/Congress
Grades: 12, 11, 10
Resource Type: Video
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Act III: How Did the Constitutional Convention Work Out the Details of Government?

This short video examines the role played by the Committee on Detail in defining the powers of Congress, the most important of which were the power...
Subject: Legislative branch/Congress
Grades: 12, 11, 10
Resource Type: Video
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Act IV: How Did the Constitutional Convention Conclude

This short video analyzes the final days of the Convention, when the delegates were eager to leave but also mindful of the work they had accomplished...
Subject: Foundations of democracy
Grades: 12, 11, 10
Resource Type: Video
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How Did the Constitutional Convention Deal with Slavery?

This short video explains the differing perspectives that emerged about the Constitution and slavery. Some, like Frederick Douglass, believed that...
Subject: Legislative branch/Congress
Grades: 12, 11, 10
Resource Type: Video
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Discover U.S. Government Information with govinfo.gov

govinfo.gov

govinfo.gov offers a way to discover and access Government information from the three branches of the U.S. Government. Search or browse more than 50...
Subject: Federal government
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Primary sources
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National Debate Topic for High Schools

National Debate Topic for High Schools

This bibliography is intended to assist debaters in the identification of further references and resources on the subject. In selecting items for...
Subject: Federal government
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9
Resource Type: Research (digests of primary sources)
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Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test

Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test

This flash card set of 100 questions and answers was developed to help immigrants prepare for the naturalization test. By providing questions and...
Subject: Citizenship
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
Resource Type: Interactives
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How Our Laws Are Made

One of the most practical safeguards of the American democratic way of life is this legislative process with its emphasis on the protection of the...
Subject: Legislative branch/Congress
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
Resource Type: Primary sources
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