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Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
Young learners can often find it difficult to relate to foreign policy considerations and decisions made by the federal government. This resource offers simple analogies to help convey such concepts as sanctions and diplomacy, and interactive activities that will get your youngsters thinking from the perspective of the president of the United States.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Counties and Municipalities: What’s the Difference?
What is the difference between a county and a city? Using information they've gathered from a well-organized presentation and engaging role play, learners distinguish the kinds of government services each type of local government provides, as well as the ways in which they exercise their unique authority.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Federal Court System
Students research the branches of government. In this federal court system lesson plan, students use internet research and NoteFolio technology to research the structure and purpose of the federal courts. In groups of three, they create a record of an assigned court system and create timelines.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 37 Downloads
Controversial issues, are by definition, topics about which rational people disagree. The challenge is to conduct a discussion of these often emotionally charged topics in a respectful way. Introduce your class to the concept of a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC).
10th - 12th Language Arts 113 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Constitution Lectures 3: The Powers of Government
Break down the powers of the government as they are stated in the US Constitution. Older learners will have a lot to think about as they listen to this lecture on the three branches of the US government and the powers each holds. Primary source quotes, supreme court cases, and the Articles of the Constitution are the basis of the arguments posed in this lecture.
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
What a Relief!
How are disasters addressed by the Federal Government? This New York Times lesson, based on the article "Disaster Aid: The Mix of Mercy and Politics," prompts middle schoolers to discuss the idea of using a disaster declaration as a political tool.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 145 Downloads
Dr. Fix-It Subjects: Health, Government
Help your students undertand the critical problems around healthcare. By focusing on the political and private process of healthcare, students will watch a video, analyze issues, and write an essay on their findings. Additionally, they will develop solutions to the problems of under or uninsured members while they examine the role of the government in its proposal for a national healthcare plan.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 51 Downloads
New Review Government Spending and Taxes
What types of government programs are designed to improve economic inequity in the United States? Introduce your learners to government programs, such as low-income housing, Social Security, and Medicaid, how they work to improve economic equity, and their relationship to taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review “You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Government & the Economy
How does the government's role differ in a mixed economy versus a command economy? Check out this resource which, in addition to offering useful reading material and worksheets on the topic, includes an excellent graphic organizer illustrating the roles of private producers and federal agencies in the food industry.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Wanted: A Just Right Government
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is lesson that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the United States Constitution.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 63 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
I'm The Taxman!
Students develop an understanding of how federal revenues are gained by taxes. This foundation enable students to decipher changes in federal tax policy. Groups of students study different types of taxes and prepare presentations on each one.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 79 Downloads
Government Lesson Plan 2
Learners work in small group with a sheet of poster board and old magazines. They fold the poster board as indicated on the pyramid diagram. Students label each side with one branch of the government. They glue pictures from the magazine to indicate related duties of each branch .
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 11 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 6 Views 16 Downloads
A New Federation
Young scholars 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
Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Times of Crisis
Following the 2008 financial crisis in the United States, why did fiscal policymakers increase government spending and reduce taxes? Discover the motivation behind these actions and learn about the separate functions of monetary and fiscal policy.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 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