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The Fed Is Protecting Your Money
A dollar bill, a check, a credit card, and... a cow? What exactly are the various forms of payment that exist today? Your learners will identify the three functions of money in this lesson. In addition, they will discover the most common forms of payment by surveying adults in their communities.
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Ben Franklin: Highlighting the Printer
By studying Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, your class will have a fantastic opportunity to learn about the economic concepts of entrepreneurship, human capital, and investment.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Roles & Powers of the President
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to design a classified newspaper ad seeking a new president to a rousing game of Two Truths and a Lie!
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Should Video Games be Regulated?
Persuade your pupils to take a stance on a variety of issues. Warm up with an activity that has class members walk to a yes or no sign based on their opinion. They then fill out a graphic organizer with persuasive arguments. After they are done practicing, writers evaluate information about video games, compose persuasive letters, and send final drafts of their letters to government officials.
6th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 81 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sample Test: Law, Past & Present
From the Magna Carta. Code of Hammurabi, and common law to today's special interest groups and law enforcement agencies, test your young historians on the evolution of the rule of law in society with this multiple choice assessment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Soviet Espionage in America
The war against Communism and Joseph McCarthy’s place in it are the focus of a series of three lessons examining postwar America from 1945-1950. This first lesson asks groups to read an introduction that describes the Verona Project and to examine excerpts from FBI memos on the project.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Practice Test of Influences on the US Economy
What is monetary policy? What naturally follows from economic expansion? What is the definition of outsourcing? These are just a few of the 20 questions in this multiple choice assessment on influences of the United States economy, which can be used as a pretest or to end an appropriate unit in your economics course.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Privateers in the War of 1812: Soldiers or Thieves?
Do governments have the right to authorize individuals to perform illegal acts during times of war? Did the US government really employ pirates? Use the War of 1812 as your vessel to answering these questions through class discussion and close analysis of primary source documents.
8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is a political party, and what major parties exist in American politics today? How did the party system develop in American history, and how are parties organized? These questions and many other details regarding the political party system in the United States government are addressed in this publisher-designed presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
An Emancipation Proclamation Map Lesson
Did the Emancipation Proclamation free all slaves during the Civil War? Why was it written, and what were its immediate and long-term effects? After reading primary source materials, constructing political maps representing information gleaned from the sources, and asking questions in discussion, your young historians will distinguish between the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment and consider the lasting impacts of these documents on the trajectory of slavery in the United States.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 62 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission & the First Amendment
Should Congress be allowed to limit the amount of money a corporation spends to support a political candidate? Here you'll find a fantastic lesson plan and activities to help your young citizens approach this question.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Progressive Era: Muckrakers
Using Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, guide your class in the process of identifying unknown terms using context clues and formulating text-based answers. The lesson plan includes a useful worksheet incorporating scaffolding questions on an excerpt from the text, as well as two potential rubrics you can use for follow-up assessment writing.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Progressive Era: Muckrakers Grade 8
As you explore an excerpt from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle with your class, discuss how his descriptions of the meat-packing industry caught the public's attention and helped to promote change in the Progressive Era.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 60 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Executive Command
Take on the role of president of the United States with this interactive online game, which will acquaint your learners with the various responsibilities of the executive branch of government. While not an in-depth or complex resource, it could be a fun way to summarize all the major tasks that the president must complete, such as negotiating peace treaties, gaining support from Congress, and directing bills to the appropriate government departments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed