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Students examine how the government is financed through taxation. They listen to a teacher-led lecture and read a handout, conduct Internet research, and develop a graph demonstrating sources of revenue for local and state governments.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 19 Downloads
It's A Not So Wonderful Life
Students use this lesson to familiarize themselves with the process of banking and the role of banks. In groups, they discover how a fractional reserve bank operates and how the Federal Reserve effects interest rates and the amount of money available in the economy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 20 Downloads
Scribing Our Times
Eighth graders explore the Federal Reserve System. In this Economics lesson, 8th graders investigate the current economic issues and the role the Federal Reserve plays in our economy. Students read and discuss current events and create an economic time capsule the documents their economic state.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Balance of Power
High schoolers explore the impact of the Federal Reserve Bank. In this central bank lesson, students read specific selections out of their textbooks about the history of the bank and its role in the U.S economy. High schoolers then select 1 of 7 extension activities to complete.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Clear and Present Danger
Students assume identities of lawmakers, judges, writers, and protestors during times in American history when freedoms of speech and press were limited because country was on the brink of war or fighting one. Students use primary source documents to evaluate issues of freedom of speech and the press versus national security and public safety, and draft new constitutional amendment that clearly defines government's powers in times of national crisis.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 36 Downloads
Competition Works in our Flavor
Students read fact sheets and compare different malls and stores on how they compete for consumers. In this competition lesson plan, students learn about the role of the Federal Trade Commission and the goods and services they provide in order to reel in consumers.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 42 Downloads
Elbow Room - Exploring Population Density
In this population instructional activity, learners click on the links and research the internet about population, land, and government. Students answer 16 short answer questions including making spreadsheets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 146 Downloads
Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate and the Budget Control Act of 2011
Upper graders listen to a podcast on the EconTalk website featuring economist Keith Hennessey. The podcast focuses on the Budget Control Act of 2011, the national debt, and government spending. They read specifics about the BCA, then give an opinion about what the government's next move should be.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Impact of the IWW on the Nation or Who were the Wobblies?
Students evaluate the role labor groups had on the U.S. Government in the early 1900's. In this teaching American history instructional activity, students complete several activities, including response writing and listening to music, that reinforce what the have learned about early 20th Century labor movements.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Congress and Gay Marriage
Explore Congressional debate and the legality of gay marriage. The class will examine the history of the debate in Congress and explore how Congressional members balance their personal opinions of issues with the views and needs of their constituents.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Building A Nation
Students build their own nation in groups where they create a name, flag, declaration of independence, form of government, mathematical layout, and more. In this nation lesson plan, students also provide a scale drawing of their nation using metric units.
7th - 10th Math 29 Views 232 Downloads
CongressLink Lesson Plan: Why Do We Need a Congress Anyway?
Students explore the role of Congress. In this legislative branch lesson, students examine how House and Senate members formulate policy. Students identify community issues and discuss how they can bring these issues to the attention of their Congressional representatives.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads
Review Game: Governing the People
Who does what in the US government? If your class has a handle on the basics of local, state, and federal government, then reviewing with a game will be great fun. They answer 12 different questions that cover topics such as, governors, presidency, and judges.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
A More Perfect Union
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on the development of the U.S. government. They examine the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence, develop a class translation of the preamble to the Constitution, create a flow chart, and present a skit.
4th Social Studies & History 10 Views 79 Downloads
Lesson 2: The Tired King
Learners are introduced to the three functions of government (legislative, judicial, and executive). They read and discuss a story about an overworked king who must handle all the tasks of government. Students give a description of the three functions of government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 35 Downloads
State Report Card
Twelfth graders evaluate their own state on how well the government protects their citizens from specific health issues. In groups, they list the environmental health concerns regarding water, air, toxic waste and radiation. They discuss the responsibility of each state to protect their citizens.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A paycheck stub can offer loads of information on the taxes American citizens pay. This resource not only includes analysis of a stub as an activity, but also provides a wealth of informative reading material on such topics as the services taxes pay for, the difference between sales, excise, and income taxes, and the progressive tax system.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value?
What makes a one hundred-dollar bill valuable? Here is an excellent, straight-forward animated video to help your learners grasp the concept of inflation and the purpose and policies of the Federal Reserve System.
4 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
We Are The People
Students describe the conditions under which the Constitution was written. They explain the purpose of the first three articles of the Constitution. They represent the three branches of government through a graphic organizer. They identify his/her state senator, governor and local representative and describe how they contribute to the common good.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 29 Views 61 Downloads