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State of Affairs
Students examine the various roles and duties of state government officials and offices to create an Informative Guide to Our State's Government. They explore the changing relationship between governor and lieutenant governor in New York.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 45 Downloads
The Civil War
Although we currently focus on Abraham Lincoln's positive contributions in creating a more equal society, the truth is that Lincoln was actually a controversial character in his time! After studying the Civil War, give your high schoolers the task of identifying three times that Lincoln allowed the Executive Branch of the government to stretch its powers of office.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and suggested news articles and videos, learners discuss the country's history of inequality and the Brazilian government's efforts to reduce poverty.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Political Parties Rest in Peace
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in the United States, as well as the role of third parties, through an engaging activity where they will design tombstones and eulogies for these historical, "dead" parties.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Twelfth graders determine the role that Shay's Rebellion played in creating a stronger central government in the United States. In this early American history lesson, 12th graders read about the rebellion and then create political cartoons that exemplify the two sides of the rebellion.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Indian Removal Act: Was it Constitutional?
Pairs conduct an Internet search for a series of primary and secondary sources pertaining to the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. Armed with information gathered, teams then debate whether the Indian Removal Act was justified and if it was constitutional.
7th - 8th Language Arts 39 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Land Use and Lawmaking in California
Students investigate the laws of using land. For this California Government lesson, students examine the many uses of land in California and find an environmental issue they care about. Students write a letter to a politician based on their issue.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
For The President, All In A Day's Work
How does the president of the United States get the authority to exercise his/her duties? What responsibilities and tasks go into a hard day's work for the president? Here is a lesson plan that includes several instructional materials that will help your class to answer these questions.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Types of Punishment are Constitutional?
How does society punish criminal behaviors, and what constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment"? This is a valuable conversation to have with your class members, and here you'll find a variety of resources to help support you in this process, including text from a magazine article titled Are Prisons Driving Prisoners Mad?
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Federalism and the Division of Power
Test your U.S. history class on what they know about Federalism and the division of power. There are 5 matching and 5 multiple choice questions to solve. Questions relate to the American federal system, US Constitution, national government, expressed, and delegated powers.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 116 Downloads
The battle over same-sex marriage is a prevalent issue in the United States, and a valuable topic to be discussed in your social studies classroom. Here is a basic outline of introductory questions, focus questions, vocabulary, and media resources to help you begin your coverage of this topic with your learners.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 8: Constitutional Principles: Federalism
Twelfth graders consider the powers that national government has as part of a federal system. In this government instructional activity, 12th graders research the national and state powers in the American government system and complete a graphic organizer on the topic.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Protecting Your Identity--and Helping Other Protect Theirs
Learners create a presentation explaining how they can guard against identity theft. Prior to creating the presentation, students research identity theft: how it occurs, how to avoid it, what to do when someone thinks it has happened to him or her, and what the government has in place to protect citizens.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 9 Views 27 Downloads
World War II Part 2
How did World War II affect the home front in the United States, particularly its economic development and in defining the idea of Americanism? This information-packed video details the expanding role of the federal government during the war, women's large-scale entry into the workforce, the effects of the GI bill, the Bracero program, and the internment of Japanese Americans.
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Federal Reserve?
Seventh graders investigate the Federal reserve. In this economics lesson, 7th graders participate in a simple banking simulation to learn how banks take in deposits, make loans, and hold reserves. Students study the purpose of the Federal reserve.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 51 Downloads
Government Spending - Earmarks
In this government spending - earmarks worksheet, students research this topic (there are many links listed), examine the issue, write a letter to their congressional representative or a local newspaper, make a video or analyze the earmarks for their community.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
City Government: Omaha, Nebraska
Students explore the function of local government. In this local government lesson, students discover how local government functions. Students participate in activities that require them to balance a city budget and provide services for citizens.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 63 Downloads