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Social Contract: A concept by Rousseau, where an entire society agrees to be governed by its general will. Individuals with separate views are forced to abide by the general will.

Social Contract: A concept by Rousseau, where an entire society agrees to be governed by its general will. Individuals with separate views are forced to abide by the general will.

Causes of the War of 1812 This is a great video and a good starting point on wars - why they start, what we think will be the result and how it ends up. It is an interesting war in that there really was no winner. Remember there is No unbiased opinion. If you are the winner your views are always different from the loser. If you are one pulled into a war your view will be different again. Have each child look at this war from a Canadian, American, British and even the Indian viewpoint.

Causes of the War of 1812 This is a great video and a good starting point on wars - why they start, what we think will be the result and how it ends up. It is an interesting war in that there really was no winner. Remember there is No unbiased opinion.

Kids read the Constitution and color code the powers and authorities of each branch on this printable worksheet.

American Government -Kids read the Constitution and color code the powers and authorities of each branch on this printable worksheet.

Presidents Day Activities for Kids - Fun Crafts and more!

Creating Readers and Writers: Flipping Over the Presidents! Great activity for President's Day or a Biography Unit that encourages student research!

Examples of authentic reading-writing connections in Revolutionary/New Nation era History instruction:  Making space for writing (lots of it) in Social Studies | TWO WRITING TEACHERS

Making space for writing (lots of it) in Social Studies

Examples of authentic reading-writing connections in Revolutionary/New Nation era History instruction: Making space for writing (lots of it) in Social Studies

One Teacher's Take... is Another's Treasure! Constitution Anchor Chart

Constitution Day is coming! Using primary sources in creating anchor charts.I always scramble for a constitution day activity.

John Adams - Declaration of Independence - YouTube. OK, yes, but also a ton of other fantastic clips that would be great for U.S. History class.

If you teach the Declaration of Independence, you need this six minute video from the movie about John Adams.~~~I'm pinning without reading so I can't verify the validity of the claim but I love history so I'll keep it for later

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