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New Review How was the Constitution Used to Organize the New Government?
How did the United States Congress determine how the new president and vice president would be named when the nation was first established? Who would provide money for the government, and how would the executive branch be organized?
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Government's Financial Condition
What goes into accounting the United States budget deficits and its net operating costs? How do shifts in the economy affect government spending? How is increasing interest projected to affect our federal debt in the future? This video tackles these complex questions using graphs, charts, and instruction to explain these economic concepts.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners by delivering a two-minute presentation and then hold a final vote.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Federal Government on the Internet--Investigating Cause and Effect Relationships in Reading Passages
Students search the internet to research information about the government. Students locate local, state, and federal homepages to gain access to other agencies and departments. Students write sentences about facts they have found. Students read about and discuss cause and effect relationships in the real world.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Government Lesson Plan: Lesson 1
Students identify the powers of national and state governments. They evaluate the balance of national versus state power. They utilize worksheets imbedded in this plan to gain a deeper perspective of how the government powers are separated.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 14 Downloads
The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy
Students complete practice problems dealing with changes in required reserves, excess reserves (loanable funds), and the money supply. They role-play in scenarios in which they must decide upon the appropriate federal policy. They research the economic conditions for a specific region of the country and propose federal policies that would improve economic conditions.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 15 Downloads
Poster - The Great Depression
Sixth graders examine the needs of individuals during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, 6th graders analyze photographs and documents from the Library of Congress. Students discuss the needs of the people pictured and determine how the government attempted to meet the needs of individuals during the era.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Separation of Powers
Students examine the roles of each of the branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances activity, students watch Discovery video segments and discuss the concept of federalism as they create a school-wide policy for government which affords specific powers to individual classrooms.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 121 Downloads
Teaching Six Big Ideas in the Constitution
Students debate the constitutional principles of the United States. In this U.S. government instructional activity, students examine the meaning of the text of the U.S. Constitution and analyze other primary documents of the era. Students prepare for and participate in a debate of current constitutional issues.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 211 Downloads
4-H Citizenship Activity Page
In order to understand how our government works, students need to delve into the intricacies at both the local and federal level. Using this 20 question activity learners explore how government affects their daily life.
7th - 10th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 123 Downloads
4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level
This is a 4-H citizenship activity page set that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the 3 branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. This resource also includes a word search as well as directions for a mock election and a career scavenger hunt.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 215 Downloads
Executive Government: Executive Decision Making
Students make executive decisions. In this Social Studies lesson, students explore the concept of executive decisions through a game of chess. Students role play a year-level formal plan and implementation.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Branches of the U.S. Government
In this recognizing the three branches of the United States government worksheet, students read a chart about the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and use the information to answer questions. Students write 5 answers.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 26 Views 306 Downloads
New Review The Fed’s Toolbox
This instructional activity is packed with instructional material and activities on the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, and the relationship between bank reserves, interest rates, employment, and price stability.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review State Power: Got a Reservation?
Using a federal power cheat sheet and readings on delegated powers of the national government in the United States, your young citizens will evaluate a hypothetical list of proposed laws for the state of "Pendiana". They will then determine which laws the state does not actually have the power to pass, and conclude by writing a fun eight-frame cartoon involving eight state powers of their choice.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Anatomy of the Constitution
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions that your learners will investigate through the many activities and worksheets of this resource, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution and its tenets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed