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The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase
In order to double the size of the country and make what would become the greatest real estate deal in the history of the United States, Thomas Jefferson had to set aside his beliefs in small government and his strict constructionist vision of the Constitution.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 47 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
To study circular flow, learners use the plans to trace through a series of interconnected economic and financial flows to explain the workings of the American economy. They use the model developed to comprehend the effects of Federal Reserve monetary policy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 77 Downloads
Use this economic activity to focus on writing summaries of informational text. First, middle schoolers define common economic terms used to describe news about the economy. They closely read news about the federal budget deficit and present their findings in order to better explain the fundamental questions underlying current economic policy.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 302 Downloads
The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States
Young scholars investigate some basic facts about the Supreme Court by examining the United States Constitution and one of the landmark cases decided by that court. The operation of the Supreme Court forms the focus of the lesson plan.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 35 Downloads
An Early Threat of Secession: The Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Nullification Crisis
Students examine the controversies over slavery's expansion and how the federal tariffs further entrenched the dividing line between northern and southern interests.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 27 Downloads
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
This exercise on the Constitution requires small groups to design a visual metaphor that expresses the concept behind one of seven principles: popular sovereignty, federalism, republicanism, separation of powers, checks and balances, limited government, and individual rights.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 59 Downloads
The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
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
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
American-Chinese Debt Loop
After watching the videos on foreign exchange and trade, your scholars may be wondering how exactly American debt purchasing has led to lower interest rates. Here's their answer. Sal reviews the Chinese investment cycle in US treasuries, explains how these loans operate both domestically and internationally, and clarifies the difference between a treasury bill and treasury bond.
15 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
An Economic Mystery: What Happened to the Railroads?
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Introduction to the National Debt
Learners relate the national debt to the economy. In this algebra activity, 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.
9th - 11th Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
Lesson 7: Constitutional Principles: Federalism
Twelfth graders examine federal and state powers. In this U.S. Constitution activity, 12th graders read excerpts of the Federalist Papers and discuss the "Supremacy Clause." Students respond to questions about the roles of federal and state governments.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Let your learners be the judges for a series of case studies that focus on broadcast codes in Canada. In order to familiarize your class with the codes and guidelines that govern the broadcasting industry, in particular Canada's broadcasting industry, class members study the codes.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 59 Downloads
Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 192 Downloads
Lesson 13: Constitution/Federalism
Twelfth graders compare and contrast American government with the government systems other countries. In this government lesson, 12th graders research several governments in order to complete the provided handout and make posters that address government services.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Chinese Central Bank Buying Treasuries
The first several minutes of this clip are a review of the hypothetical China-U.S. trade scenario Sal mapped out in previous videos. Then, he begins to further outline how the Yuan can resist appreciation because of interference by the Chinese Central Bank and it's desire to peg the current exchange rate.
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Governance And Civics: Grade 4
This PowerPoint provides elementary students with a basic overview of the structure and workings of the US Government. Students will be introduced to the 3 branches of Federal and State Government, the Bill of Rights, and Amendments 1, 5, 6, and 8.
4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 40 Downloads
Constitution & US Government: Vocabulary
What do your young historians know about the Bill of Rights, US Constitution, and early US government? Use each of the 20 slides to review, preview, or check for understanding related to early American history.
8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads
Are Antismoking Ads Effective?
Are the anti-smoking ads put out by the federal government effective? This question is posed to your critical thinkers. They'll read excerpts from a New York Times article and then compose thoughtful blog responses to four related questions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own research on slavery in the nation.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 20 Views 427 Downloads