Monday, July 31, 2023

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Magna Carta Significance: Comparing the Magna Carta to Government Today”

by Social Studies with Ms Mc
7th - 12th Grade

This is a brief group or individual learning activity where students read a one to two sentence excerpt of the Magna Carta and make a comparison to government today.

This learning activity helps students compare the Magna Carta to modern government. It prompts analysis and critical thinking. This is a great bellringer or introductory activity to the Magna Carta.

Product includes four different excerpts/prompts.

Each prompt has an introductory quote from Public Radio International explaining the background of the Magna Carta. Then, students read a brief except of the Magna Carta. Lastly, they decide how this matches government practices TODAY!


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