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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.
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.
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. Students continue by researching the same things on newspaper, newswire, and television websites.
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.
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.
Students study the federal government, which is divided into 3 branches. They have a minimal understanding of the responsibilities of each branch.
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.
In this government worksheet, students reference their textbook to answer 27 fill in the blank questions and 3 short answer questions regarding the Constitution and the powers of Congress.
Students examine the roles of each of the branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances lesson plan, 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.
Students debate the constitutional principles of the United States. In this U.S. government lesson, 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.
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the climate, landforms, regions, government, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
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.
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. While this is put together specifically for 4-H, it could be adapted for classroom use.
Young scholars make executive decisions. In this Social Studies activity, students explore the concept of executive decisions through a game of chess. Young scholars role play a year-level formal plan and implementation.
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.
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.
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.
Take your learners through a virtual tour of the US mint to learn about currency, and then discover the role of the Federal Reserve as the nation's central bank. Readings will also provide an overview of banks and lending, saving/investing, and the function of loaning.
What is the difference between federalism and nationalism and how did those differences shape the US Constitution? This is the focus of lecture five in a series on understanding the US Constitution. Centralized powers, the role of the federal government, and state government are all discussed in relation to the development and nature of the US government. Use as reference prior to teaching or at an independent workstation along side a guided-listening worksheet.
Students research the demographics of their state government. In this state government lesson, students identify resource inequities and compare the US to other nations. Students make their own quiz and answer sheet to organize their data.