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THE BUSINESS OF CLEAN AIR
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).
8th - 12th Science 4 Views 24 Downloads
A House Dividing: The Growing Crisis of Sectionalism in Antebellum America
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 27 Downloads
The Purposes of Tribal Government
Fifth graders explore the tribal government of the Montana Indians. In this tribal government lesson, 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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, March 13, 2012
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 25, 2012
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Challenge your young scholars 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 19 Views 93 Downloads
Congressional Committee Simulation: Raising the Minimum Wage
Students examine the role of Congressional committees. In this U.S. government lesson, students prepare and role play the a Congressional committee hearing simulation regarding an increase in the minimum wage.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
Defined: The Different Types of Government
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!
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 102 Views 298 Downloads
American Federal Style
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.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
ron Triangles (or Issue Networks)
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 12 Downloads
Government Spending - Earmarks
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
City Government: Omaha, Nebraska
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 63 Downloads
What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
Young scholars 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. Young scholars then study the experiences that led to the American Revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 198 Downloads
The Terminology of Governance
Students 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 19 Downloads
Why Do We Have Governments?
Students 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. Students create posters representing what government did for citizens in the past, and what it does today.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 106 Downloads
Why do we have Government?
Students become familiar with the vocabulary of Government. In this Government lesson, 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 13 Views 59 Downloads