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Students identify significant Senate members and Senate accomplishments, decide which events or milestones they believe are most significant. They visualize notable milestones in Senate history by creating timeline.
High schoolers explore the role of Congressional members. In this legislative branch instructional activity, students examine how House and Senate members formulate policy as they research the topic and write essays regarding their findings.
In this representation in government activity students answer questions about who represents their state in each office and level of government.
High schoolers are able to identify some roles of government in dealing with the prevention and treatment of skin cancer. They are able to list two reasons why the occurrence of skin cancer in youths has increased.
Students explore the National Road to Indiana. In this U.S. highway history and primary source research lesson, students read an original journal written by Jane Voorhees Lewis in 1806 describing her trip west on the first federally funded highway. Students respond to comprehension questions following their reading.
Pupils review the parts of a phone book and identify white pages, residential pages, yellow pages and government pages. They locate how to find information about pricing, making long distance calls, and contacting the phone company. Students review how information is listed and the rules of alphabetizing. In pairs, pupils practice finding residential, government and business listings.
What are the services that a county provides its residents? How much do property and sales tax account for the money needed to provide these services? And who is really in charge? Your class members will become county experts after working with these materials.
Review the Great Depression in the United States from an economist's perspective, examining roots of the crash, government policy actions, and policies instituted by the Fed.
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars brainstorm and vote on a set of classroom rules that is signed and displayed in the classroom.
This unit is an introduction to the U.S. Constitution. First, 8th graders read the Articles of Confederation. They pretend to be a visitor to the convention and write a journal describing the compromises that "save the day." Next, they research how the concepts of representative democracy work within the framework of our government as outlined in the Constitution.
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.
Students investigate their elected officials and their roles. For this governmental leadership lesson, students discuss the Constitution and research their elected officials. They also organize the information they find regarding the three branches of government.
Students determine the difference between the different branches of government and assess the role of each within the American governmental system.
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. They discuss marginal costs.
Students compare and contrast the American system of government with that of Brazil. They research how the Brazilian govenment functions.
Students examine the role of the executive branch of the federal government and make educated judgments regarding its efficiency. They research the history of the Hoover Commission and the various reorganizations of the executive branch of the federal government.
Students research the influences of the Roman Republic on our government today by identifying the ideas Americans took from the Ancient Romans. They design a persuasive advertisement extolling the republican form of government.
Students create, present, revise, and defend a Federal budget.
Students determine that air pollution control is caused by a combination of market incentives and government regulation. They realize that businesses exist to make profits for their owners and that governments make rules for individuals and businesses in order to establish minimum standards to protect society (human health and well being, ecology).
Students explore the debates over American slavery and the power of the American federal government for the first half of the 19th century and how the regional economies and political events produced a widening split between the states.

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