5th Grade Government and Civics
Classroom Resources brought to you by KET
The following resources are a small sampling of those available within each service. Discovery Education houses nearly 150,000 resources and PBS LearningMedia houses a growing collection of nearly 50,000 high quality digital resources. Assets within the services are aligned to Common Core and National Standards.
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The Constitution and Constitution Day: A Beginner's Guide
Kentucky Capitol Resources
Liberty's Kids: "We the People"
Lodge McCammon Songs: The Bill of Rights
Lodge McCammon Songs: We the People
The Powers of Government
Teacher and the Rockbots: Bill of Rights
Teacher and the Rockbots: Branches of Government
Teaching the Constitution
This collection, Teaching the Constitution, includes resources that support teaching the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution. Students will understand the issues involved in the creation and ratification of the United States Constitution, the new government it established, and its continuing significance. (PBS LearningMedia)
How Does Government Affect Me?
President for a Day
Step Inside the Voting Booth
From the sweeping vista of Cumberland Gap in Kentucky’s southeast corner to the tragic Trail of Tears that traverses Western Kentucky, the Bluegrass state is home to five special locations that are managed by the National Park Service:
- Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Bell County, gateway to Westward expansion and the meeting point of three states;
- Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area., in McCreary County, a wild wonderland of water and woods;
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, in LaRue County, early childhood home and memorial to the nation’s 16th president;
- Mammoth Cave National Park, in Edmonson County, where nature and history abound, both above the surface and underground;
- Trail of Tears National Historic Park, traversing Christian, Caldwell, Livingston, and Todd counties, the pathway of the tragic relocation west of the Cherokee peoples.
Inspired by the Ken Burns’ film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, this Kentucky Life special takes viewers on a journey through Kentucky’s national park lands. Host Dave Shuffett guides you through their unique features and fascinating history. You’ll hear from Kentuckians of all ages as they share their thoughts on why these places are worth preserving, and you’ll see for yourself their remarkable beauty.
Are you ready to take the Abe Across Kentucky challenge? Want to know more about Kentucky’s most famous son, Abraham Lincoln, and his life and influence? Need Lincoln resources and lesson plans for your classroom? KET offers a wide array of programs, educational materials and online resources.