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New Review A President's Vision: Franklin D. Roosevelt
This poster goes well beyond any traditional worksheet in allowing learners to analyze a variety of primary source documents related to the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
News or Propaganda?
What is considered news vs. propaganda? Learners will discuss objectivity and press responsibility while exploring these two concepts. They work in small groups to explore the article in-depth, guided by reading comprehension and critical thinking questions, then jigsaw to share what they have learned with each other.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 52 Views 393 Downloads
Banking 15: More on the Fed Funds Rate
Going deeper into the concept of the Federal Funds Rate, this video guides viewers through the process of inter-bank lending, much like the previous video (Banking 14). Sal's easygoing approach is simple to understand and fun to watch.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Federalism and the Division of Power US Civics
Students examine current events to identify levels of power in government. In this federalism lesson, students define federalism by writing examples and drawing a graphic. Students write lecture notes and determine which examples belong to each topic.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 12 Views 57 Downloads
36 Public Policy Questions to Energize Your Government/History Classroom Debates
Need topics that are sure to engage your debaters? This list of public policy questions includes such topics as school mascots, regulation of major league baseball, physician-assisted suicide, and violence in video games. A great resource to add to your curriculum file.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 101 Downloads
7th Grade Social Studies: Test Release Items
Test release items can be a big help for getting the class ready for the end of the year state exams. Prep your 7th graders with 30 release questions in PowerPoint form. Questions cover US government/civics, US geography, and US history.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Building the Foundation
Learners understand the purpose of the judicial branch of government. In this judiciary lesson, students participate in exercises to understand how the court system works. Learners complete activity sheets to develop understanding of courts and peer mediation.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 20 Views 75 Downloads
America 2000: Federal Round Table Discussion
Eighth graders examine the United States Constitution and identify the beliefs and values Americans follow today. In groups, they compare and contrast state's rights and federal rights and the issues affecting them. They debate the issue of education and how past Presidents have dealt with the problem.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Comparing Governments - Local, State, And National
Fifth graders focus on looking at the similarities and differences between local, state, and federal governments in North Carolina and the United States. They identify the three branches of government and explain how they function.
5th Social Studies & History 13 Views 38 Downloads
Does It Matter if We Participate in Representative Government? A Socratic Seminar
Middle schoolers participate in a Socratic seminar to discuss and defend the importance of participating in representative government. They take a position on the importance of participating in government, and articulate views on participating in government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 26 Downloads
Greater Debates Issue #2: Does the Separation of Powers Produce Ineffective Government?
Students examine the separation of powers that exist in the U.S. government. In this government lesson, students debate the positive attributes of separation of powers in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
What Was It Like Back Then?
First graders investigate federal holidays and connect them to people's lives during a variety of historical time periods. Specifically, they examine the characteristics of daily life, the roles of men, the roles of women and the roles of children.
1st Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
Deficit and Debt Ceiling
Leave your class with a clear understanding of the difference between the federal deficit and debt, the effects of raising the debt ceiling in order to fund borrowing costs, and the risks of defaulting on governmental obligations, such as Social Security and Medicare.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Egyptian Fairy Tale
Students explore ancient Egyptian culture and government. In this social studies lesson plan, students compare the legal system from ancient Egypt to our current American legal system. Links are included for web searching Egypt and the U.S.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 14 Views 55 Downloads
American Government: Does a State Have the Legal/Constitutional Right to Secede from the Union?
Are states prohibited or permitted by the wording of the Constitution to leave the Union? After analyzing the decisions of selected Supreme Court cases and other primary source documents, spark discussion and debate with your class on this fascinating topic.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is the Fed Public or Private?
The Federal Reserve System as a decentralized central bank can be a difficult concept for learners to grasp. Help them get a firm handle on this concept using this resource, in which class members work as a group to identify the significance of particular structural elements of the Fed and then categorize those elements using a Venn diagram.
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Political Parties and Conventions
Next time you cover political parties in your government class, don't just watch a political convention, host one! After learning about the history and structure of political parties through a thorough PowerPoint presentation, learners work in groups as part of either the Democratic or Republican party and develop a platform that they will present to the class.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable