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Constitutional Democracy

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Ages: 8 - 12
Inside the Voting Booth (Interactive)
From pbskids.org, produced by PBS Teachers
This activity introduces students to the history of suffrage in America, through the "Voting Time Machine," which presents case studies from different decades. Students also anticipate the time when they will be able to vote, through a customized, pr... [more]
June 8, 2012 at 03:48 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
America Gets a Constitution: Now What?
From history.com, produced by History Channel
After several failed attempts at creating a government, a 1787 convention is called to draft a new legal system for the United States. This new Constitution provides for increased federal authority while still protecting the basic rights of its citiz... [more]
September 28, 2010 at 09:22 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Theories of Democracy
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "In his 1863 Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln defined democracy as "government of the people, by the people, for the people." These words have come to mean different things to different people and have sparked de... [more]
January 7, 2010 at 03:07 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Why The People Speak
From history.com, produced by History Channel
In this video clip, the stars of "The People Speak" talk about the motivation behind their involvement in the History Channel special. This clip helps give students the confidence to speak out and make a difference for their country. (2:20)
July 17, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Bill of Rights Rap
From metacafe.com, produced by www.SmartSongs.org
Students might like this video that explains the Bill of Rights as a rap song. This could set the table for students to create their own rap songs on various Constitutional issues.
September 23, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
American History: The Great Compromise
From howstuffworks.com
The "Great Compromise" established the two houses of Congress, allowing the Constitution to be signed and this video help explains how this came about. Poor graphics and lacks any indepth insights. Students need to have help understanding the checks ... [more]
September 27, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Democracy: An Overview
From havefunwithhistory.com
This 10 minute video is an overview of what democracy is - Shared Respect & Shared Power - and what makes it work. This 60 year old educational film deals with the same issues and responsibilities that exist today. Signs of Democracy is a good lesson... [more]
October 18, 2010 at 01:47 AM
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Ages: 9 - 18
The US Constitution: Creating a New Form of Government
From howstuffworks.com
A very brief introduction into the Constitution.  A little silly, but it could hold the attention of some students. A lot of words need to be explained and the video clearly needs to be better organized. Best used if previewed and ancillary materials... [more]
August 20, 2010 at 08:59 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Why we have a Census
From howstuffworks.com
A short video that explains what a Census is and what purpose it has.  More for older students with nothing about House of Representatives.
August 20, 2010 at 08:45 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Democratic Values (This is NOT about politics!)
From YouTube, produced by WarnerJordanEducation
Along with our Principles of the Constitution podcast, this video looks at the underlying values that democracies seem to value and strive to balance: freedom. security, individual rights, etc. This also looks at how governments attempt to balance th... [more]
December 21, 2019 at 05:45 PM
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