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Students discuss the Constitution of the United States and its amendments, then apply this discussion by creating a "Who should Decide What?" list, based upon their ideas about whether controversial issues such as abortion and medical marijuana should be
Students examine how the government is financed through taxation. They listen to a teacher-led lecture and read a handout, conduct Internet research, and develop a graph demonstrating sources of revenue for local and state governments.
Students determine the role of each branch of government in a system of checks and balances. They demonstrate the role of the judiciary in American government
Learners use this lesson to familiarize themselves with the process of banking and the role of banks. In groups, they discover how a fractional reserve bank operates and how the Federal Reserve effects interest rates and the amount of money available in the economy.
Eighth graders explore the Federal Reserve System.  In this Economics lesson, 8th graders investigate the current economic issues and the role the Federal Reserve plays in our economy.  Students read and discuss current events and create an economic time capsule the documents their economic state. 
Learners assume identities of lawmakers, judges, writers, and protestors during times in American history when freedoms of speech and press were limited because country was on the brink of war or fighting one. Students use primary source documents to evaluate issues of freedom of speech and the press versus national security and public safety, and draft new constitutional amendment that clearly defines government's powers in times of national crisis.
Students access prior knowledge of infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, gamma rays, x-rays and cosmic waves. In this electromagnetic waves lesson, students hold a mock trial electromagnetic spectrum. Students present characteristics of the various wave types and their position in the spectrum and debate over whether government should control them. Students complete a table to aid in presentations.
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 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.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the U.S. Constitution. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Young scholars explore the impact of the Federal Reserve Bank. In this central bank lesson, students read specific selections out of their textbooks about the history of the bank and its role in the U.S economy. Young scholars then select 1 of 7 extension activities to complete.
Students examine the impact of hurricanes on people and government agencies. They describe the current weather, explore various websites, read and discuss articles, complete a crossword puzzle, and complete a media comparison chart.
Learners identify and describe the need for taxation at three different government levels (federal, state, and local) and the three kinds of taxes that pay for services. They describe the basic structure and purpose of each tax (income, sales, and property).
Students read fact sheets and compare different malls and stores on how they compete for consumers. In this competition lesson plan, students learn about the role of the Federal Trade Commission and the goods and services they provide in order to reel in consumers.
Students examine children's rights and how laws can affect their education and daily life. Through the investigation of various cases, they assess how the best interests of children are either upheld or ignored and how the Constitution includes children's rights as well as those of adults.
In this population worksheet, learners click on the links and research the internet about population, land, and government. Students answer 16 short answer questions including making spreadsheets.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Students examine the separation of powers in local and federal government. Using case studies, they review several instances of separation of powers. After reading the case studies, they write a brief opinion essays supporting their opinion on the separation of powers.
Summarize how government policies and changes in consumer demand contributed to a decline in the rail industry during the 20th century and identify key factors that are helping the rail industry prosper. Learners give an ample amount of examples of how government policies have helped and hurt market participants.
Students relate the national debt to the economy. In this algebra lesson, students discuss what the national debt is, create a national budget based on priority and what the government should spend money on. They analyze their findings using a bar and pie graph and discuss the results with the class.

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