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Seventh graders examine the relationship among the governments of the sovereign American Indian Nations in Utah, the State of Utah, and the U.S. They list the objectives of the Office of Indian Affairs and examine their purpose.
students investigate why the founding fathers wrote a constitution that divides power between a central government and states, and also provides for a system of checks and balances.
Students explore recession and its current role in our lives. In this current event lesson, students review articles, research current events, record thoughts and feeling and reflect with their classmates about the current state that our economy is in and how it plays a role in each of their lives.
Students examine the implications of the passage of the Whiskey Tax of 1791. In this Whiskey Rebellion lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the rebellion. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
Students explore the concept of federalism and the purpose of government. How government powers are acquired, used, justified, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens are investigated in this lesson.
Pupils research, list, define and discuss all the aspects to the United States Bill of Rights. They assess their foundations by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson and reflect on all the conditions happening at the time period of December 15, 1791.
Students participate in a game in which they are introduced to the Federal Reserve system. After indentifying new vocabulary, they decide which categories to choose from and select a spokesperson for each team. They play the game similiar to Jeopardy and share their results with the class.
Tenth graders examine the structure of the Federal Reserve. In this Economics activity, 10th graders research the various cities that have a reserve bank. Students complete a table using statistics.   
Students explore the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 and its significance in the early history of the United States. They explore how George Washington made the choice to meet this challenge to federal authority with military force
Pupils interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this social justice lesson plan, students participate in a simulation that requires them to debate the Dyer Anti Lynching Bill.
Students explore muckraking. In this American history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to muckraking and the meat-packing industry.
Students examine the impeachment proceedings of Andrew Johnson. For this U.S. Constitution lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of Andrew Johnson's impeachment and Reconstruction. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
Students investigate unemployment by completing a role-play activity.  In this U.S. Government instructional activity, students define unemployment and discover the formula to find the unemployment rate.  Students participate in an unemployment role play activity in which some students are  "fired" in the classroom, some "retire", and some aren't yet old enough to have full time jobs. 
Eighth graders debate the pros and cons of four economic provisions of the Articles of Confederation. They investigate the economic problems that arose from the weak government under the Articles and the demise of the Articles due to these problems.
Students examine American beliefs and principles reflected in U.S. Constitution, identify rights guaranteed by U.S. Constitution, and discuss how principles outline role of United States government in order to insure that just, free society is maintained.
In this American history worksheet, students learn about the American Civil War. They first read a 2 page explanation of the war and events that took place. Students then answer 9 questions pertaining to the information they just read. The answers are on the last page.
Students examine the U.S. Constitution. For this American government lesson, students explore the purpose and significance of the Constitution as they read the provided handouts and complete the provided worksheet.
Students begin to examine the lawmaking process. Using their text, they describe the role of the three branches of government. In groups, they identify the four basic values protected by law and define the concept of lobbying and identify the four lobbying techniques.
Students examine American coins. In this American currency lesson, students study how American money came to be as well as the responsibilities of the U.S. Mint. Students discover details regarding American coins and design their own coins.
Students review George Washington's role in the government in the 1780's.  In this history lesson, students complete several activities that analyze and reinforce George Washington's goal of trying to strengthen the government.

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