M/J Introduction to Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)   (#2104050)

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General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge of the history, customs, traditions and function of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) as well as to stimulate an enthusiasm for scholarship as a foundation for higher citizenship and leadership goals.  The course includes the development of basic leadership skills including leadership principles, values, and attributes.  Students also develop knowledge of self-control, citizenship, wellness and fitness.  A study of the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, responsibilities of United States citizens and the federal justice system is also provided.

Special Notes:

Instructional Practices:  Teaching from a well-written, grade-level textbook enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason.  Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:

  1. Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
  2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
  3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
  4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
  5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

Additional Benchmarks Related to Career and Technical Education:

(Principles of Public Service)

04.0   Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills needed to accomplish team goals and objectives.

04.01  Employ leadership skills to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

04.02  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in order to accomplish objectives and tasks.

04.03  Conduct and participate in meetings to accomplish work tasks.

04.04  Employ mentoring skills to inspire and teach others.

04.05  Employ critical thinking skills independently and in teams to solve problems and make decisions.

04.06  Employ critical thinking and interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts.

04.07  Identify and document workplace performance goals and monitor progress toward these goals.

04.08  Conduct technical research to gather information necessary for decision-making.

Literacy Standards in Social Studies
Secondary social studies courses include reading standards for literacy in history/social studies 6-12, and writing standards for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects 6-12. This course also includes speaking and listening standards. For a complete list of standards required for this course click on the blue tile labeled course standards. You may also download the complete course including all required standards and notes sections using the export function located at the top of this page.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.   For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf.

General Information

Course Number: 2104050
Abbreviated Title: M/J INTRO TO JROTC
Course Length: Semester (S)
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

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Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

All About the Electoral College: Part 2:

In this 2-part tutorial series, you'll learn ALL about the Electoral College, the often-confusing mechanism used for picking the President of the United States.  

This is part 2 in a two-part series. Click HERE to open Part 1.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

All About the Electoral College: Part 1:

In this 2-part tutorial series, you'll learn ALL about the Electoral College, the often-confusing mechanism used for picking the President of the United States.  

This is part 1 in a two-part series. Click HERE to open Part 2.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

All About Impeachment: Part 2:

Learn exactly how impeachment works and study some famous examples of impeachment in action.

This interactive tutorial is part 2 of 2. In Part 1, you'll learn the basics about the impeachment process detailed in the U.S. Constitution, including what it is, who can be impeached, why someone would be impeached.  Click HERE to open Part 1.

 

 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

All About Impeachment: Part 1:

Learn about the impeachment process detailed in the U.S. Constitution, including what it is, who can be impeached, why someone would be impeached, and a bit about the process.  

This interactive tutorial is part 1 of 2. In Part 2, you'll learn more about the impeachment process and study some famous examples of impeachment in action. Click HERE to open Part 2.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Judicial Review: Brought to You by Marbury v. Madison:

Learn about the famous Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison, which established the principle of judicial review.  In this interactive tutorial, you'll examine the details of the case and its important legacy in American history.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Evaluating Constitutional Rights:

Explore several landmark cases of the Supreme Court to see how the Court's decisions have impacted the rights of individuals and society throughout American history in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring The First Amendment:

Learn about the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment--religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition--in this interactive tutorial hosted by "Bill" O. Rights!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Federal Government: The Three Branches in Action :

Examine the powers and processes of the three branches of our federal government. In this interactive tutorial you'll learn what Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court really do. Enjoy!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

International Conflicts: 1961 to Present:

Learn about 5 international conflicts involving the United States from 1961 to the present, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Iraq War. For each, you'll learn how the conflict began and how the U.S. responded. You'll also complete practice exercises in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Sunshine State Government:

Explore the state government of Florida and learn how its three branches are modeled after the federal government in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Show Your Citizenship!:

Learn about the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of citizens of the United States in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Three Branches: Check Yourself!:

Explore the workings of the 3 branches of the U.S. federal government, with an emphasis on the checks and balances that allow our government to achieve a proper separation of powers.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Trial by Jury: You Decide!:

Simulate the experience of serving on a jury and deciding a case in this interactive tutorial!  Learn all about trial by jury and why it's such an important part of our society--as well as an obligation of citizenship.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Know Your Rights: Examining the Bill of Rights:

Analyze all 10 Amendments that make up the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution.  In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn not only about the rights and freedoms guaranteed by each, but also the limits of those rights.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Finding Civic Solutions:

Learn about responsible citizenship and how you might make positive changes in your own community.  This interactive tutorial can help answer the questions: What can individuals do on their own to make change? When can your government help?  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Hot on the Trail:

Investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

International Conflicts: 1914-1975:

Learn about 4 international conflicts in which the United States was involved between 1914 and 1975: World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  For each conflict, you'll learn how and why the U.S. became involved and what the outcome was as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Click HERE to open the companion tutorial, "International Conflicts: 1961 to Present."

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Analyzing the Declaration of Independence :

Learn how to analyze the ideas, complaints, and language found in the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important documents in the history of the United States with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Understanding the Preamble :

Analyze the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution line by line, word by word in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

How Are Laws Made?:

Learn how a bill, an idea for a law, becomes a law with this interactive tutorial. You will see how bills are passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, how all three branches of government play a role in determining the laws of our land, and how this process ensures that our laws are fair and can withstand the tests of time.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

The Birth of the U.S. Constitution:

Learn about the birth of the U.S. Constitution in this tutorial video by Khan Academy and the Aspen Institute. You'll learn why the Constitution was needed and what its famous Preamble means. Referred to as a "bundle of compromises," the Constitution sought to create a government based on separation of powers and checks and balances.

Type: Tutorial

Freedom of the Press: New York Times v. United States:

View a documentary about the First Amendment protections of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. You'll review the historic origins of these rights and then go into detail about the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in New York Times v. United States, the Pentagon Papers case. Enjoy!

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Tax Man Max -- Schoolhouse Rock:

In this tutorial, you can watch and sing along to a classic animated Schoolhouse Rock video all about taxes: what they pay for and why citizens have an obligation to pay them.

Type: Tutorial

Checks and Balances:

In this tutorial, enjoy a short video describing how checks and balances work in our government! Our system of government is based on "checks" by each branch of government on the power of the others. In fact, the entire reason for this system is to prevent any one branch of government from becoming too powerful.

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A Call to Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.:

In this tutorial, you will learn more about an important Supreme Court case called Ledbetter v. Goodyear. Enjoy this video about Lilly Ledbetter, whose fight for equal pay for equal work eventually involved all three branches of government. This case has lasting effects, even today. Enjoy this video!

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House and Senate:

In this tutorial, you will view a brief video clip about the role and function of our Congress. Do you know who represents you? Our legislative branch is bicameral - which means there are two houses of Congress, and each has a different perspective as they make laws for the greater good of our nation. Enjoy this short video on the House and the Senate.

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Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio :

In this tutorial, you will view a brief video to learn more about the constitutional protection that prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. To do this, you'll examine a landmark Supreme Court case, Mapp v. Ohio. Dollree Mapp stood up to police who tried to enter her home without a search warrant. This act led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that limited police powers. This video explores the Fourth Amendment protections and the Court's ruling that evidence illegally obtained by police is not admissible in state courts. Enjoy!

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Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company :

In this tutorial, you will review the importance of trial by jury as a part of our judicial process. Attorneys routinely argue to have potential jurors rejected based on a juror's biases. But what if the attorneys want a juror rejected on their race?

This video describes how an African American construction worker's personal injury lawsuit against his employer evolved into a landmark jury selection case on the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a Landmark Case called Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co. that under the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, parties in civil cases cannot use race-based peremptory challenges to reject potential jurors. Enjoy!

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Bureaucracy: A Controversial Necessity:

In this tutorial, you'll gain a better understanding of how our executive branch works, specifically the Cabinet and the agencies that make up the federal bureaucracy. Learn about how these executive departments and agencies affect our daily lives in many ways. Enjoy!

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One Vote:

In this tutorial, you'll view a brief video clip about the importance of voting. As citizens of the United States, it's our civic responsibility to vote! From this clip, you will see that sometimes even just one little vote can make a big difference!

Type: Tutorial

Citizen Participation:

In this tutorial, you will review the responsibilities of American citizens.  There are lots of ways to get involved and participate as a citizen: writing letters or emails to your representatives, voting in local, state, and national elections, or even volunteering in your community or for political campaigns.  Our democracy depends on citizen participation!  

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People's Pies:

In this tutorial, you will have the chance to create your own national budget! You'll need to acquire the funds from government programs and decide which people will benefit most from your program. Can you handle this stressful job and keep the citizens happy? Good luck!

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Represent Me!:

In this interactive tutorial game, you'll get the chance to be a representative working for the people of your city. The people who voted you into office come from all different backgrounds, and they want you to pass specific bills that will positively impact them. Can you meet all of their needs? Good luck!

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The Bill of Rights:

In this tutorial, you will review the purpose of the Bill of Rights. While watching this brief video, ask yourself these questions: Why did our Founding Fathers believe that a Bill of Rights was needed? How does it both protect citizens and limit the federal government? Enjoy!

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Courts in the Classroom:

In this tutorial, you'll take an interactive journey through our legal system! Explore landmark Supreme Court cases, examine some of the amendments of the Constitution, and compare criminal cases to civil cases. This is a one stop tutorial all about Civics, our courts, and the Constitution! Enjoy!

Type: Tutorial

Committees:

In this tutorial, you will view a short video that reviews how committees in Congress work to organize the bills that can be sent forward in either house (the House of Representatives or the Senate) for further review and voting. Enjoy this short video about Congressional committees as they work for you!

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Constitutional Principles - Consent of Governed:

In this tutorial you will view a short video on the constitutional principle of "consent of the governed." This principle was established by Enlightenment thinkers and influenced our Founding Fathers' ideas about government. Enjoy this brief review of this important concept!

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How a Bill Becomes a Law - Schoolhouse Rock:

In this tutorial, you can watch and sing along to a classic animated Schoolhouse Rock video all about how a bill becomes a law. Enjoy this musical review of the legislative process!

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Checks and Balances - Schoolhouse Rock:

In this tutorial, you can watch and sing along to a classic animated Schoolhouse Rock video all about checks and balances in our government. Enjoy this musical review!

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The Constitution at Work:

In this tutorial, you will test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution! Challenge yourself with a matching activity to explore various primary source documents that span the course of American history and learn about their connections to the Constitution. Examine how these documents link to many of the great ideas found in the Constitution. Good luck!

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The Annenberg Guide to the United States Constitution:

In this tutorial, learn the real meanings of the different sections of the United States Constitution! You'll have a chance to click on all the parts of the Constitution--the Preamble, the Articles and the 27 amendments--and read the original text and a user-friendly summary that will help you understand the Framers' intentions. This tutorial is a one-stop shop. Enjoy!

Type: Tutorial

Branch-O-Mania:

In this tutorial, you will use your knowledge about our federal government and the Constitution to help Ben classify the enumerated (expressed/delegated) powers granted to each of the three branches. Ben needs to collect the items as they drop and sort them by branch: legislative, executive or judicial. Can you help Ben sort these powers? Good luck!

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What's Your Constitution IQ? Quiz:

In this brief tutorial game, you will test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. You'll answer multiple choice questions about the branches of goverenment and the Bill of Rights. How many questions can you get right? Good luck!

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FAQs: Juries:

In this tutorial, you will have the opportunity to view several short video segments about juries. You'll hear from constitutional experts, lawyers, and judges who discuss juries and jury service. Jury duty itself plays a significant role in our democratic society and was established by our Constitution. Explore topics related to juries and jury service such as the history of juries, what to expect as a juror, the value of jury service, and much more. Learn and enjoy!

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Facts of Congress: Amendments :

In this tutorial, you will view a short animated video on amendments to laws. A significant part of the legislative process involves amending (changing) laws and policies so that they are in the best form possible before being signed by the president and followed by citizens. Take time to consider this lesser-known part of how a bill becomes a law. Enjoy!

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Constitution Preamble - Schoolhouse Rock:

In this tutorial, you can watch and sing along to an animated Schoolhouse Rock video all about the Constitution's Preamble. If you have trouble viewing the video, click the 'full screen' option.

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Celebrate the Constitution Game:

In this tutorial game, you will challenge your knowledge of what the U.S. Constitution says and means. Drag and drop each of the titles to the appropriate section of the U.S. Constitution as listed. And here's the best part - you can play multiple times to see different questions and really test yourself! Good luck!

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Branches of Power:

In this tutorial, you will act as a Secret Service Agent and restore the "branches of power" that Oppressor Sam, the country's ruler, has cut down.  Review your knowledge of the functions and powers of our three branches while putting our government back together! But be careful: wrong answers could lead to Oppressor Sam taking over forever!  Good luck!

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Citizenship:

In this interactive quiz, you will test your knowledge of the responsibilities and obligations of citizens. There are 50 questions; how many can you get right? Enjoy this review, and good luck!

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The Preamble Scramble:

Practice your knowledge of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution by playing The Preamble Scramble! This interactive game has you put the words of the Preamble in the right order like puzzle pieces.

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Seize the Vote!:

In this tutorial, you will engage in an interactive game to test your knowledge of voting rights! This interactive game is for 1-4 players who compete to see who can move all their voters to the polls first! Good luck!

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Help Restore the Bill of Rights!:

In this tutorial, you will be given a mission to restore (put back together) the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. In this game, you will be asked to identify different rights and protections as listed in the Bill of Rights in order to put it back together and reclaim freedom for all Americans! Good Luck!

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Activate:

In this tutorial game, you will select a community-based issue to research and support in an effort to fix and/or make it better. You can gather supporters and raise awareness of your issue on the local, state, and national levels. In the United States, citizens have both responsibilities and duties - or things they should do and things they are required to do. This simulation will allow you to explore the responsibilities of a good citizen - but beware! Make sure that the choice you make truly benefits your community. Good luck!

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The Bill of Rights Match Game:

In this tutorial/game, you will test your knowledge of the Bill of Rights! The object of this interactive game is to identify the rights that are protected by the Bill of Rights based on the scenarios presented. How many will you get correct?

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Branches of the Federal Government :

In this tutorial/game, you will challenge your knowledge of the three branches of the federal government! See if you can correctly identify the powers and structures of each of these branches as the questions appear. How many will you get right?

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Seven Principles of the U.S. Constitution:

In this tutorial, you will view a brief but informative video that explains the seven underlying principles of the U.S. Constitution. These seven principles include: checks and balances, federalism, individual rights, limited government, popular sovereignty, republicanism, and separation of powers. Enjoy this review!

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Constitution Board Game:

In this tutorial, you will challenge your knowledge about the U.S. Constitution. Roll the dice, move along the board and answer questions in order to determine how much of a "Constitutional Scholar" you really are! How many will you get correct?

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Executive Command:

In this tutorial, you will assume the role of the President of the United States! Do you have what it takes? In order to carry out these duties, you will have to use your multitasking skills to consider which bills to sign, how to conduct diplomatic meetings and how to skilfully handle a military crisis in this interactive game. Good Luck!

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Freedom of Expression:

In this tutorial, you will view a video explaining how the failures of the Articles of Confederation led to the creation of our federal Constitution. You will learn how the Constitution was created and ratified, and how the resulting Bill of Rights led to the protection of certain freedoms - like our right to express ourselves. Enjoy!

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The Bill of Rights:

In this tutorial, you will view a video from the National Constitution Center that examines the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. This video identifies the reasons that led to the writing of the Bill of Rights and discusses the ratification process required to add these amendments to the Constitution. This video also examines how the Bill of Rights affects students like you!

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The Constitutional Convention:

In this tutorial, you will view a video about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 - when the Founding Fathers of our nation wrote the U.S. Constitution. This presentation explains who these "Framers" were, what their ideas meant, and what federalism and the separation of powers mean to us. Enjoy!

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The Presidency:

In this tutorial, you will view a video that explores the importance and history of the American presidency and the executive branch, provided by the National Constitution Center. This video contains great clips and highlights from recent presidential elections, as well as important information about the Constitution. Enjoy!

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The Legislative Branch:

In this tutorial, you will view a video about the legislative branch, provided by the National Constitution Center. This video will provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at how laws are made in Congress. Enjoy!

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Overview of the Legislative Process:

In this tutorial, you will watch a short video from Congress.gov that provides an overview of the lawmaking process. The focus is on the similarities and differences of the two houses of Congress and their role in crafting legislation (laws). This the first in a 9-part series of short videos, so if you like this one, you can view them all in sequence!

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Causes of the American Revolution:

This PowerPoint presentation explains how English policies and American colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

Type: Tutorial

Constitution 101: An Introduction & Overview to the U.S. Constitution:

This PowerPoint presentation explains the branches of the federal government created by the U.S. Constitution. It also describes the intentions of the Preamble, checks and balances, the struggle to ratify the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and other amendments.

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Law Craft:

In this tutorial, you will get to create a "new identity" as a congressman or senator and compete against other members of Congress as you attempt to craft a bill with the hopes of it becoming a law! Listen to the wants and needs of your constituents and see if you can turn a bill into a law. Good luck!

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Inventing the American Presidency:

When the founders of the United States gathered to create the political foundation of our country, they decided on three branches of government, with an elected president central to the executive branch. This audio/visual presentation explains what led to the decision to create the presidency and the issues that were debated.

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A 3-Minute Guide to the Bill of Rights :

Americans take for granted their rights secured by the Constitution. Our basic protections are known as the Bill of Rights. This short video concisely provides information on exactly what the first ten amendments grant each and every American citizen.

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How is Power Divided in the United States Government?:

Separation of powers and checks and balances are hallmarks of the United States Constitution. Government was divided to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful. View this informative audio-visual presentation as it breaks down each branch and its constitutional powers.

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The Bill of Rights: Interactive Quiz:

In this interactive tutorial game, you will put your knowledge of the Bill of Rights to the test! You will view a series of short videos and then answer multiple choice questions about the origins and impact of the first ten amendments. Good luck!

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A Conversation on the Origin, Nature, and Importance of the Supreme Court:

In this tutorial video, Chief Justice John Roberts and a group of students discuss the Supreme Court: its history, how it selects and decides cases, and the role of an independent judiciary. You will learn about the constitutional powers of the courts, the role of judicial review, and a landmark Supreme Court case. Enjoy!

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That's Your Right :

In this tutorial game, you will compete in an interactive card game based on the rights and protections guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. You will review and challenge your knowledge of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Good luck!

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The Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law :

In this tutorial, you will view a video explaining how federal laws are made. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Pete Sessions explain the complex process of "how a bill becomes a law" to the students in their audience. Enjoy!

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The Role of the Courts:

In this tutorial, you will view a series of short videos about our judicial branch. In these videos, concepts such as separation of powers, judicial review, and checks and balances are discussed and explained by real judges. You will also be introduced to several landmark Supreme Court cases that have impacted American society and law. Enjoy!

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Sortify: U.S. Constitution:

In this tutorial game, you will sort "tiles" with facts and scenarios concerning the U.S. Constitution into labeled "bins." The purpose of this exercise is for you to become familiar with your Constitution and the government it establishes. Points are awarded for correctly sorted tiles – good luck!

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Civil Liberties: Safeguarding the Individual:

In this tutorial, your knowledge and opinions of civil rights will be tested against three real-world Supreme Court cases. For each, you will learn the facts of the case and form an opinion about the civil rights at stake, and then compare your views to the actual ruling of the Supreme Court. You will learn how the Constitution protects (and limits) the rights of individuals in our country!

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Branches of Power:

This tutorial game will give you the chance to "play" the roles of the three branches of government. Rather than simply learning about each branch in isolation, you will control each branch and learn how they interact. The goal is to move public policy issues from ideas to fully formed laws with the collaboration of all 3 branches.

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Cast Your Vote:

In this tutorial, you will use your personal interests to drive a mock political debate. You will have the opportunity to select questions in the debate, rate the candidates' responses, and vote for the candidate of your choice. This is a great opportunity for you to weigh in as a citizen and participate in the democratic process!

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Do I Have a Right? Bill of Rights Edition:

In the Bill of Rights edition of Do I Have a Right?, you run a law firm that specializes in constitutional law, specifically the rights protected in the Bill of Rights. Clients bring various complaints, and you must identify if they "have a right." As you successfully resolve cases by matching clients with the correct attorneys, your law firm will grow along with the skills of your lawyers.

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Do I Have a Right?:

In this tutorial game, you will run a law firm that specializes in constitutional law. Your clients will bring you various complaints, and you must identify if they "have a right." "Prestige" will be awarded to your firm for correctly identifying your clients' rights and for winning their cases!

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Supreme Decision:

In this tutorial game, you will cast the deciding vote in a mock Supreme Court case. You will hear the background of the case, listen to the oral arguments, and help the final justice make up her mind in order to decide the outcome of the case! After completing this tutorial, you will better understand how judges make decisions, the power of judicial review, and the freedoms and limits contained in the First Amendment.

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Primary Additive Colors:

This resource helps the user learn the three primary colors that are fundamental to human vision, learn the different colors in the visible spectrum, observe the resulting colors when two colors are added, and learn what white light is. A combination of text and a virtual manipulative allows the user to explore these concepts in multiple ways.

Type: Tutorial

Primary Subtractive Colors:

The user will learn the three primary subtractive colors in the visible spectrum, explore the resulting colors when two subtractive colors interact with each other and explore the formation of black color.

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Video/Audio/Animation

A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution:

This 3-part video from Mount Vernon details the struggles that led delegates from the 13 colonies to hold a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. At this convention, under the leadership of George Washington, the delegates rejected the Articles of Confederation in favor of a new, stronger federal government. After the Constitution's ratification, Washington become the new nation's first president.

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