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Tenth graders analyze Roosevelt's Fireside Chats. In this Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency, 10th graders determine how well FDR's government programs aided victims of the Great Depression. Students examine selected Fireside Chats and political cartoons related to the programs.
Students explore the National Road to Indiana. In this U.S. highway history and primary source research lesson, students read an original journal written by Jane Voorhees Lewis in 1806 describing her trip west on the first federally funded highway. Students respond to comprehension questions following their reading.
Do governments have the right to authorize individuals to perform illegal acts during times of war? Did the US government really employ pirates? Use the War of 1812 as your vessel to answering these questions through class discussion and close analysis of primary source documents.
Students engage in a simulation assisting James Madison in writing the Bill of Rights. After determining the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation, they work in pairs to interpret the Preamble. After reading a story called, "The Land of Cantdo," students draw and write descriptions of First Amendment freedoms.
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.
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.
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). Questions cover the Pledge of Allegiance, voting, taxes, and American history.
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.
Students analyze the pros and cons of public policies. They analyze how public policy issues are influenced by government actions (e.g., transportation, the environment). They research the elements and requirements of the environmental "self-audit" policy, taking notes especially on how it impacts (positively or negatively) other environmental public policies and the environment itself.