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Defined: The Different Types of Government
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included. You can learn a lot from a slide show!
Three Levels of Government
Students name and broadly classify the powers and duties of each level of executive government in Australia. They identify and examine areas of overlaid and cooperation between various executive levels. Students examine the nature of disaster relief decision making.
Executive Government: Executive Decision Making
Students explore executive decision making in the federal Cabinet. They are able to explain the need for executive decisions. Students explore how executive decisions are implemented through government departments.
Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 12
Students investigate various political systems around the world. They complete a chart that compares the U.S. political system with other nations' governments, conduct research on a selected nation, and present an oral report.
Understanding Tax: Your Role as a Tax Payer
Every adult should know that it is their responsibility to help fund public goods and services by paying taxes. Help young people get a handle on the history, evolution, purposes for, and reasons why they should pay taxes too.
Introduction to the Constitution (Enumerated Powers)
Learners continue their examination of the United States Constitution. Using the text, they discover where the power for the government came from and why it was needed. They are introduced to the concept of Federalism and discuss the difficulty in allocating certain powers.
Where Does the Money Come From?
Middle schoolers discover where taxation money is collected from by the three levels of government. They predict the types of taxes they might have to pay in the years to come. Using the internet, they find the sales tax in their state and examine the United States debt clock.
Young scholars examine the role of the government in providing services to the citizens of America. Using the text of the Constitution, they describe the justification of taxing citizens to provide services. They identify services that are provided by the government and discuss how appropriate it is for tax money to be funding them.
Students explore the meaning behind some of the language in our Constitution and the common benefits that our federal taxes support. They also research specific examples of services that are funded by federal tax revenues and debate whether these should be paid for through federal or state and local money.
The Real Work is Done in Committee: A Simulation
Students research the Canadian federal legislative process, and identify the main features of local, provincial, and federal governments in Canada. They simulate the process of a bill going through the legislative process.
Putting Thought Into Political Action
Students examine the Parliamentary and Legislative functions of the Canadian government. They select an idea they believe should be made into a law, and research the area of the government capable of responding to their ideas.
Creating Professional Awareness: What I Discovered At The Teachers' Institute On Canadian Parliamentary Democracy
Students do research about the Canadian government and become aware of all the resources available to them.
A Dynamic Duo
Students engage in the research of history that surrounded the actions of the federal government during the years from 1907-1937. The focus of the lesson is upon the regulations imposed on business during the time and how it effected the American economy.
World Trade: It's for Nebraska
Students examine markets, international trade, and the role of government in international trade. After reviewing articles on the Governor of Nebraska's recent trade missions, they discuss in small groups their opinions of whether or not they believe government officials should be making these visits.
What Do You Bring To The Dance?
Students appreciate the contributions of every Province of Canada. They develop information links with fellow Canadians across the country. They focus on the dynamic interplay between the regions and the federal government.
Eleventh graders explore the term reapportionment. For this American Government lesson, 11th graders read and answer questions about reapportioning an imaginary state.
The Missouri Headwaters: A Confluence of Cultures
Fourth graders research and analyze how people create and change structures of power, authority and government diversity. They review their civic responsibilities. In addition, they identity the major responsibilities of local, state, tribal and federal government with technology as the vehicle.
Agriculture and the Government
Students study the government's involvement in the U.S. A's food production and make connections relating to farm programs. In this historical agriculture lesson plan, students read content and research significant information. Students then depict information on a graph and make calculations regarding federal spending.
Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy
Twelfth graders identify and define in writing, various economic terms by conducting a Web search. For this macroeconomics lesson, 12th graders explain the development process and purpose of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book by conducting a search and completing a question sheet. Students also list and describe the significant of major economic sectors outlined in the Beige Book.
Local Government Employees
Students learn who works at the local level in Michigan.