Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change

Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change

From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the Civil Rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. And the story of civic unrest doesn’t end with a promise. The revolution doesn’t simply stop when protesters go home. Rebuilding, reorganizing, writing a constitution, and establishing new governments are all major milestones on the pathway to democracy.

Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change examines both the history behind civic unrest and the methods people use to fight for basic human rights, such as freedom of speech and the right to vote. Civic Unrest also offers young readers the opportunity to learn about democracy and the structure of the U.S. government, the text and meaning of the U.S. Constitution, and how these elements were decided upon by the Founding Fathers. Student-driven activities, including interpreting data and debating issues, enrich learning and encourage immersion in the complex yet hopeful subject of civic unrest.

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  • Hardcover, $22.95
  • eBook, $10.95

Grade Level 7–9

Ages 12–15

GRL T

Subjects

  • Geography
  • US History
  • World History

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From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the Civil Rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. And the story of civic unrest doesn’t end with a promise. The revolution doesn’t simply stop when protesters go home. Rebuilding, reorganizing, writing a constitution, and establishing new governments are all major milestones on the pathway to democracy.

Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change examines both the history behind civic unrest and the methods people use to fight for basic human rights, such as freedom of speech and the right to vote. Civic Unrest also offers young readers the opportunity to learn about democracy and the structure of the U.S. government, the text and meaning of the U.S. Constitution, and how these elements were decided upon by the Founding Fathers. Student-driven activities, including interpreting data and debating issues, enrich learning and encourage immersion in the complex yet hopeful subject of civic unrest.


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“. . . This is a complete and thorough resource dealing with basic civic principles for the middle-level social- studies classroom.”

Michael Yell, National Board Certified middle school social studies teacher, high school history teacher
“With its lively writing, investigations, role playing, and QR codes, Civic Unrest will have students immersing themselves in an exploration of ideas, events, and questions. This is social studies.”

 Jillian Engstrom, High school history teacher
“Civic Unrest is a valuable tool for educators striving to support socially conscious students. Its well-rounded perspective covers many of history’s most important civil movements from all over the world, including current events. Civic Unrest is meeting the need for texts that create authentic learning about topics that really matter, in the classroom.”

Corey Joyce, 8th grade teacher
“Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change is an excellent overview of the historical and contemporary issues surrounding citizen driven advocacy for change throughout the world.”

Shea Territo,13 years old, Parents of the Revolution
“As a child who is experienced on the subject of civic disobedience, I feel Civic Unrest is a great way for other kids to learn how to fight for their rights. It also has given me a fresh reminder of what has happened in the past, and what is happening in our world today.”

Rob & Myra Territo, Parents of the Revolution, Parents for Occupy Wall Street
“As parents who have organized and protested with their children, we find Civic Unrest to be a great supplement for other families looking to teach their children about human rights in America.”

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Who's In Charge?

What would your life be like if you were ruled by someone who didn’t follow the rules or made up their own rules? Here’s your chance to find out!

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Marcia Amidon Lusted

Marcia Amidon Lusted has written over 80 books for young readers, many on historical subjects. As an assistant editor for Cobblestone Publishing and its award-winning history magazines, she has written widely on many different historical eras. Marcia lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.



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Grade Level: 7–9
Ages: 12–15
GRL: T
Subjects: Geography, US History, World History,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Charts, Maps, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Booklist
“. . . This is a complete and thorough resource dealing with basic civic principles for the middle-level social- studies classroom.”

Michael Yell, National Board Certified middle school social studies teacher, high school history teacher
“With its lively writing, investigations, role playing, and QR codes, Civic Unrest will have students immersing themselves in an exploration of ideas, events, and questions. This is social studies.”

 Jillian Engstrom, High school history teacher
“Civic Unrest is a valuable tool for educators striving to support socially conscious students. Its well-rounded perspective covers many of history’s most important civil movements from all over the world, including current events. Civic Unrest is meeting the need for texts that create authentic learning about topics that really matter, in the classroom.”

Corey Joyce, 8th grade teacher
“Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change is an excellent overview of the historical and contemporary issues surrounding citizen driven advocacy for change throughout the world.”

Shea Territo,13 years old, Parents of the Revolution
“As a child who is experienced on the subject of civic disobedience, I feel Civic Unrest is a great way for other kids to learn how to fight for their rights. It also has given me a fresh reminder of what has happened in the past, and what is happening in our world today.”

Rob & Myra Territo, Parents of the Revolution, Parents for Occupy Wall Street
“As parents who have organized and protested with their children, we find Civic Unrest to be a great supplement for other families looking to teach their children about human rights in America.”


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Who's In Charge?

What would your life be like if you were ruled by someone who didn’t follow the rules or made up their own rules? Here’s your chance to find out!


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

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Marcia Amidon Lusted

Marcia Amidon Lusted has written over 80 books for young readers, many on historical subjects. As an assistant editor for Cobblestone Publishing and its award-winning history magazines, she has written widely on many different historical eras. Marcia lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.