Government Teacher Resources
Whether you're studying the foundations of democracy, the role of the Supreme Court, or how a bill becomes a law, here you're sure to find the government resource you've been searching for.
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While this lesson plan includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study of Alberto Fujimori's rise to power in Peru and rule as an autocrat.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that are used to create a government tree display.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 65 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing the words and phrases used in the Preamble.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 21 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 156 Views 118 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 19 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 77 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and write their own bill about public policy and media.
6th - 8th Language Arts 64 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and illustrating the five purposes of the US Constitution as described in the Preamble.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How do state constitutions differ from that of the federal government in the United States? Here you'll find an informative reading and activities that will guide your class members through the process of comparing and contrasting direct segments of the US Constitution and a sample state constitution.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 38 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“State of Nature” v. Government
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a state of nature, and what does an ideal government look like? After discussing these concepts and reviewing the Bill of Rights, your young historians will be divided into groups that must determine the best form of government, and then defend their decision in a presentation to their peers.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Constitutional Principles: Consent of the Governed
A government of the people, by the people, and for the people! Invite your class to really analyze the concept of consent of the governed and why it is one of the foundational principles of the United States Constitution and of representative governments around the world.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Constitutional Principles: Republican Government
Why were the founding fathers wary of democracy? What is the difference between a direct democracy and a constitutional republic? Encourage critical thinking around questions such as these in your class and review the principles of a republican government with this brief and engaging video.
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Enlightenment, Philosophers, and Your Government
After learning about the Enlightenment philosophers, your young historians will take part in a fantastic project where they will determine and develop their idea of an ideal government through a written portfolio. The project asks learners to provide a manifesto on their political philosophy, description of systems that operate their ideal governments, reflective piece, and drawing symbolizing the government they create.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
After discussing personal financing with your class, consider following up with this well-rounded introduction to government spending. The resource includes reading documents and worksheets, and covers topics as the federal deficit and surplus, securities and interest, and mandatory and discretionary spending.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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