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December 1, 2023

Lesson Plan: Social Studies Microtheme Essay (6-8)

Is the United States of America a democracy or a republic?

Unraveling the complexities of this question demands that students not only understand the nuances of these political concepts but also construct compelling arguments grounded in evidence sourced from multiple channels. Through critical analysis and thoughtful consideration of the strengths and limitations of various perspectives, students will embark on a journey to discern what makes the United States a democracy, a republic, or perhaps a harmonious blend of both.

This lesson empowers students to navigate the intricacies of the nation's governance, fostering a deeper understanding of the democratic principles that shape our collective identity.



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