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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 53 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Banks, Credit & the Economy
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second lesson of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US Constitution, with students using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 54 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Constitution Lecture 5: Federalism vs. Nationalism
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.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Examine Your State Government's Demographics
Young scholars research the demographics of their state government. In this state government instructional activity, students identify resource inequities and compare the US to other nations. Young scholars make their own quiz and answer sheet to organize their data.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 45 Downloads
Branches of Government
Fourth graders work in groups to research the branches of government and create a presentation to share with the class. In this branches of government lesson plan, 4th graders choose one of nine activities related issue of the banning of cartoons.
4th Social Studies & History 32 Views 232 Downloads
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Students identify the costs and benefits of government regulations. Using a market economy, they explore the reasons why the government intervenes with food safety and quality concerns. They examine the information on food labels and use them to make their decisions about which products to purchase.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
New Review FRED in the Classroom: Debt and Deficit
Here is a hands-on activity where your class members will discover different ways to measure the government's financial situation and work to add data and redraw graphs in order to calculate the ratio of gross federal debt held by the public to GDP.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Country Solutions Step 3: Who You Gonna Call?
When a problem arises, who is the best for addressing it: an individual, a group, or the government? Given a hypothetical scenario of a science teacher needing more money for her class than the school has to offer, your class members will work together to determine the most effective action to take, as well as consider the merits and drawbacks of group and government action.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Fiscal Cliff
What is the fiscal cliff, what does it imply, and why are some people fearful of it? This video uses President Obama's proposed budget proposal of 2013 and that of republicans to provide a context for understanding the fiscal cliff. The federal budget, GDP, and the Bush tax cuts are also breiefly reviewed by the presenter.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Farm Boll, How a Bill becomes Federal Law
Students define terminology, name elected officials, and distinguish between the two chambers of Congress. In this investigative lesson students create a diagram of the process that is followed when a bill becomes a law.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
New Review Create a City
What is the purpose of a city charter? What services do local governments provide to their citizens? Is there an ideal way for citizens to behave? Approach these often overlooked yet important questions with your class members by having them work in groups to design their own new cities.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students role play a scenario that requires them to set up a government. In this government systems lesson, students collaborate in small heterogeneous groups to discuss, debate, and agree upon government structure they find acceptable. Students draft laws, duties, and constitutions for the governments.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review Quantitative Easing Explained
Dig deeper into the financial crisis of 2008 in the United States and actions taken by the federal government, including the bailouts and purchase of institutions as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to bolster financial market conditions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable