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Ninth graders examine the basic tenants of the Canadian government. In this comparative government activity, 9th graders view a PowerPoint presentation on the differences between Social Democracy and the Parliamentary System. Students engage in several learning activities and a Government game.
Students consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson, students research the implementation of democratic practices and rule in the countries of Eastern Europe following the Cold War. Students also discuss and rank the characteristics of democracies.
How do local businesses support their state or regional economy? The New York Times has prepared another great lesson for your class. They begin by listing products grown or manufactured in their state or region then write interview questions to ask an owner of a local business that uses local products. This is a hands on way to teach the relationship between business, economy, and the community.
Explore the role of government in the economy market. Young scholars analyze the economic decision-making process and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits, and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. Vocabulary, mythconceptions, and an optional class activity are included.