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James Madison: Balancing State and Federal Government
Students review primary documents concerning the War of 1812. Students read essays about President Madison's war policy and determine the climate of people's feelings about war during that period. Students review sections of the United States' Constitution to determine whether these arguments had merit.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 30 Downloads
Congress and Gay Marriage
Explore Congressional debate and the legality of gay marriage. The class will examine the history of the debate in Congress and explore how Congressional members balance their personal opinions of issues with the views and needs of their constituents.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Fed Today: A Video on the Federal Reserve
What a great introduction to the Federal Reserve System in the United States! Here you'll find a detailed and organized video on the history, monetary policy, and structure of the Federal Reserve, as well as guidelines for putting class members into groups in order to report back on concepts they learn about while watching the video.
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students, in groups, investigate the purpose and jurisdiction of government agencies assigned to regulate different science/technology/health issues, then describe situations in which agencies might have a disagreement, and stage a mock hearing.
6th - 12th Health 11 Views 42 Downloads
A New Federation
Students describe the relationships between state and federal parliaments in Australia. They identify responsibilities shared between federal and state and territory governments. Students explore an alternative federal structure by creating new state boundaries and redistributing power.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 33 Downloads
Separation of Powers
Students examine the separation of powers in local and federal government. Using case studies, they review several instances of separation of powers. After reading the case studies, they write a brief opinion essays supporting their opinion on the separation of powers.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 40 Downloads
Compromise is the Key
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 72 Downloads
The Capable County
What are the services that a county provides its residents? How much do property and sales tax account for the money needed to provide these services? And who is really in charge? Your class members will become county experts after working with these materials.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review People's Pie
Young economists design fiscal policy and gain a greater understanding of balancing the needs and wants of the general public. Using an online interactive game, they will practice setting tax levels and retirement age, funding government agencies like Social Security and national defense, all while working to maintain citizen satisfaction.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Through reading materials, worksheets, and a primary source activity, this resource provides an overview of the structure and powers of the legislative branch of government in the United States. Readings review how a bill becomes a law, powers of Congress, and a comparison of the House and the Senate.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies lesson. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children learn about different people who have authority and the powers they are given.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Branches of Power
Learners take on the roles of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government in the United States and work to develop public policy issues and ideas into laws in this engaging and well-designed online interactive.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Process
What tools doe the Congress and the Federal Reserve can use to correct economic problems. Interested minds examine how the use of those tools affects the money supply, interest rates, and aggregate demand. This is a great resource with attached links, activities, and handouts.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 50 Downloads
Banking 13: Open Market Operations
Posing a central question about how the economy can increase or decrease its money supply (5:00), Sal launches into a discussion about an expanding, or "elastic" money supply that can change along with its economy. Viewers will finally be able to understand how money can be "expensive" and how the process relates to the Federal Reserve Bank.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 1 Download
Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all aspects of the US Government including, the three branches, powers, separation of powers, the Amendments, case studies, checks and balances, rights, and judicial process.
12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 106 Downloads
Congressional Committees and the Legislative Process
Students consider the importance and influence of congressional committees. They research congressional committee assignments, jurisdictions and responsibilities as illustrations of the basic principles of American federalism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 28 Downloads
Century of Progress: Homework Packet
An entire packet of reading passages, critical thinking questions, graphic organizers, and web links is here for the taking. Here is a 12 page activity focused on document analysis, reading comprehension, and critical thinking, related to US government and politics during the 1800s.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 82 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, March 13, 2012
Discuss how the Federal Open Market Committee makes decisions concerning the use of federal funds. After that, identify monetary policy and goals. The functions of the Federal Reserve System are explained with data, charts, and background information.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 25, 2012
Examine the Federal Reserve System and how monetary policy effects various aspects of the US economics system. Here you'll find all the necessary data and background information to lead a lecture on the Federal Reserve. You'll also find web links and two activity ideas intended to help upper graders understand how financial policies are made.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads