The following activities can be adapted to a range of age levels. The objective in these activities is to make students participants in their learning experiences rather than just being observers.
- Abolitionist--A person who believed or believes that slavery should be abolished.
- Amendment--A change or addition to a document.
- Appeal--In a court of law, a tranfer of a case to a higher court for further review. Also, an earnest request.
- Ballot--The paper or other medium used to cast a vote. A list of candidates or issues to be voted for or against.
- Bloomers--A woman's attire of loose trousers gathered at the knee.
- Champion--A person who consistently wins or has overcome great odds to win in a competition. A champion can be considered more than a winner.
- Constitution--For the United States, the fundamental law of the government.
- Contempt--In a court of law, disrespect or disobedience for the orders or process of the court. Also, a scorn for anything considered worthless.
- Conviction--In a court of law, to be proven guilty of a crime. Also, a state of strong belief.
- Franchise--A privilege granted to a person or group. For voting, a right from the Constitution or statutes.
- Hero--A man or woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for brave deeds and noble qualities.
- Irrelevant--Not applicable for a situation.
- Naturalized--A person who was not born a citizen of a country, but has earned citizenship.
- Quaker--A religious group, the "Religious Society of Friends," known generally as humanitarians, for opposing war and for believing in education.
- Register--In the case of voting, an official record of those eligible to cast votes. To register to vote is the act of entering one's name on the official list of voters.
- Suffrage--The right or privilege of voting.
- Sustained--In a court of law, to support an objection or the statement of an issue.
- Temperance--Complete abstinance from alcohol. Also, moderation in behavior or self-restraint.