Thursday, September 16, 2010

PBS Democracy Project

The PBS Democracy Project site features some great interactives to visualize social studies concepts, particularly around Constitution Day.

The President for a Day activity allows students to assume the role of President and make decisions to plan his or her day.  The activity lends itself well to using a graphic organizer to emphasize the text structure of sequence.

How Does Government Affect Me allows you to scroll around a town and view the interactions between government in our lives.  This activity would result more in a list on a graphic organizer.

The website also allows you to register and create a sticker related to an issue.  This was geared toward the 2008 election, but would still make a nice descriptive activity.

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