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Fifth graders explore the tribal government of the Montana Indians. In this tribal government instructional activity, 5th graders, see how tribal governments work, and how they compare to federal and state governments. Students work in groups to write summaries of how laws are made and about the most important parts.
Discuss how the Federal Open Market Committee makes decisions concerning the use of federal funds. After that, identify monetary policy and goals. The functions of the Federal Reserve System are explained with data, charts, and background information. 
Examine the Federal Reserve System and how monetary policy effects various aspects of the US economics system. Here you'll find all the necessary data and background information to lead a lecture on the Federal Reserve. You'll also find web links and two activity ideas intended to help upper graders understand how financial policies are made.
In this Australian government worksheet, students respond to 25 short answer questions. Students may click on links to find the answers to the questions.
Students examine the role of Congressional committees. In this U.S. government instructional activity, students prepare and role play the a Congressional committee hearing simulation regarding an increase in the minimum wage.
Challenge your students with this lesson on American government! Learners discuss the three branches of government and its responsilbities, and then go on to more complex critical-thinking activities. Students interview members of the local government, define what citizenship means, and create and publish a brochure on the responsibilities of a public official.
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included. You can learn a lot from a slide show!
Explore American Federal design as it pertains to furniture, architecture, and influences on modern style. By the end of this lesson, learners should be able to recognize Federal design, its place in history, and how it has influenced modern styles. PowerPoint, images, web links, rubric, and lesson outline are all included.
Students define and explore "iron triangles" or issue networks, and identify current examples of "iron triangles." They make a model using current congressional committees, government agencies, and interest groups, analyze the connections among them, and determine if the iron triangle has a negative effect on public policy formation through campaign contributions.
Ninth graders participate in a senate simulation.  In this American Government lesson, 9th graders research a particular senator.  Students write a bill.  Students examine the process of trying to pass a bill.
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.
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.
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. In this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government. Students then study the experiences that led to the American Revolution.
Young scholars explore the parts of Canada's federal system of government. They construct a concept web using the terms related to government and the institutions of Canada. They make lists that relate to Canadian and American government.
Learners discover what the government is supposed to do for the citizens of the United States.  In this U.S. Government lesson, students discuss what they think the government is responsible for and what would happen if it didn't exist.  Learners create posters representing what government did for citizens in the past, and what it does today.
Students prepare visual presentations to compare and contrast the levels of government. In this levels of lesson, students complete a project and then worksheets on the levels of student government.
Students become familiar with the vocabulary of Government.  In this Government instructional activity, students understand the importance of having a Government. Students complete a wordmap and a wordsearch or crossword puzzle.  Students investigate the jobs of Old Sturbridge village. 
Students become familiar with the jobs of the people of Beverly in 1836.  In this primary document lesson, students access prior knowledge of of the role of government. Students dig deeper into the role of government. Students compare and contrast how the role of government changed from the 1800's.  Students discuss how jobs relate to the principle of the Preamble to the constitution.
Fourth graders recognize the need for governments of Saskatchewan Indian Tribes.  In this government instructional activity, 4th graders understand the role of government in the development of Early Saskatchewa.  Students create a flip book.
In this United States government worksheet, students match vocabulary words to their definitions. Students match twelve words.

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