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Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, August 17, 2010
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 65 Downloads
Lesson 1: The Federal Court System
Twelfth graders explore the functions of the Federal Court System. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders examine the needs for courts as they discuss justice and rights, read an excerpt from Hamilton's Federalist Papers and complete the provided handout.
12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 8 Downloads
Checks and Balances in our Government
Students discover the purpose of checks and balances in our government. For this U.S. Government lesson, students read about the three branches of government and discover their limitations using a graphic organizer. Students may create a skit or poster to demonstrate their understanding.
4th - 5th Math 3 Views 50 Downloads
Simulation Debate: Civil Rights Bill
Students examine the controversy regarding the debate of the civil rights bill of the 1960's. In this U.S. government instructional activity, students role play the debate that Senate had pertaining to the passage of the bill.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
The Federal Period 1780 - 1820
Within this unit, young scholars evaluate the prosperity of a New England town during the Federal Period. Throughout the unit, students are looking for evidence of prosperity by examining artifacts such as inventories, tax lists, and photos to compare the sophistication of homes in the region.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
You Can Lead a Class to Water, But Can You Make It Think?
Students compare and contrast enumerated powers and implied powers. For this American government lesson, students participate in a classroom play that requires them to determine implied and enumerated powers of those in authority.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Students review and apply architectural history and identify selected architectural features and styles of the Americal Federal time period. They write down the information on their outline from a PPT presentation included with lesson. Finally, students sketch a chair from the Federal time period by looking in magazines for pictures of a piece of furniture or an architectural detail that might have been influenced by the time period
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 3 Views 5 Downloads
Noncompetitive Elections for Congress
Eleventh graders explore congressional elections. For this American Government lesson, 11th graders read the article "Noncompetitive Elections for Congress". Students participate in an 8 minute discussion based on the discussion prompts.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Simulating Congressional Action in the Classroom
Seventh graders study the congressional system in the United States. In this American Government lesson, 7th graders participate in informal negotiations with fellow student-legislators in order to get legislation passed.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Standing Committee Chest: Understanding the Standing Committees of Congress
Ninth graders explore how the Senate and the House function. In this American Government lesson, 9th graders examine the different topics that the committees of the House and the Senate deal with. Students write a reflection suggesting how congressional committees might be improved.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Introducing the Freshman Class of the 111th Congress
Ninth graders examine the characteristics of the membership of the 111th House of Representatives. In this American Government lesson, 9th graders research three congressional representation. Students create a pie chart comparing and contrasting the characteristics of the Congress members.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Market Failures and Government Regulation: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?
Students are introduced to the topic of government regulations. Using the internet, they read different viewpoints on this topic. They answer questions and discuss them as a class. They develop their own regulations that could be helpful to the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 20 Downloads
Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
Ninth graders examine primary documents and secondary sources to analyze the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson in the first half of the nineteenth century. In this American History lesson plan, 9th graders analyze documents related to the Market Revolution and the role of the federal government in that revolution.
9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Treaties - Grade 8
Eighth graders examine treaties pertaining to Canadian natives. In this Canadian history lesson, 8th graders watch "Frist Nations: The Unbroken Circle," and then discuss the negotiations that took place between the Nisga'a people and the federal government.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Introduction to the Government's Role in the Economy
Pupils complete a graphic organizer on the economic cycle. In this government and the economy activity, students discover ways that the government can have an impact on the economy. Pupils view a slideshow and complete a graphic organizer on steps the government can take to speed up or slow down the economy.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 50 Downloads