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Civics Test for Citizenship: History and Government (51-100)
Use this presentation to help English learners prepare for their upcoming citizenship test. It includes questions 51-100 from the History and Government section of the exam (questions 1-50 can be found in a different presentation, linked below).
10th - Higher Ed English Language Development 15 Views 40 Downloads
The DREAM Act and the American Dream
Should the US extend government support of higher education to immigrants who have entered the country illegally? To prepare to address this hot-button topic, class members take the American Citizenship Test, annotate an article that discusses arguments for and against the Dream Act, and participate in a Socratic seminar.
7th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Should the Government Impose a Mandatory Year of Service?
Polling is an important aspect of research. Here's a skill-building activity that models for pollsters how to poll and how to analyze the results. After reading an annotated text that presents arguments for and against mandatory community service, individuals use a provided matrix to poll classmates and to record these informed opinions on the question.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
New Review Great Depression and New Deal
The five activities outlined in this resource packet engage class members in projects that ask them to research the causes and the effects, both national and local, of the Great Depression and the New Deal policies of FDR.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Separation of Powers
Students compare the role of federal and local government. In this government instructional activity, students watch "Separation of Powers." Students discuss the federal and state powers prior to participating in a simulation that requires them to propose school governing powers.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
The Last Abortion Clinic: Key Constitutional Issues of the Abortion Debate
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
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 15 Downloads
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.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 19 Downloads
It's A Not So Wonderful Life
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 20 Downloads
Scribing Our Times
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.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Balance of Power
Students 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. Students then select 1 of 7 extension activities to complete.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Clear and Present Danger
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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 36 Downloads
Competition Works in our Flavor
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 42 Downloads
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 162 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Discount Rate
What happens when a bank out lends its reserves? Sal answers this question in a video about the discount rate, explaining that it is for the "lender of last resort" and outlining possible circumstances surrounding the need for such a rate.
13 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 1 Download
The Impact of the IWW on the Nation or Who were the Wobblies?
Students evaluate the role labor groups had on the U.S. Government in the early 1900's. In this teaching American history instructional activity, students complete several activities, including response writing and listening to music, that reinforce what the have learned about early 20th Century labor movements.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Building A Nation
Students build their own nation in groups where they create a name, flag, declaration of independence, form of government, mathematical layout, and more. In this nation lesson plan, students also provide a scale drawing of their nation using metric units.
7th - 10th Math 30 Views 233 Downloads
CongressLink Lesson Plan: Why Do We Need a Congress Anyway?
Students explore the role of Congress. In this legislative branch lesson, students examine how House and Senate members formulate policy. Students identify community issues and discuss how they can bring these issues to the attention of their Congressional representatives.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 30 Downloads