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Learners examine gays rights issues in the United States. In this gay marriage lesson, students investigate how people have made their cases before the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government to secure their civil rights. Learners write essays regarding the topic.
Eleventh graders examine the leadership of the Legislative Branch of the federal and state governments. In this American Government lesson, 11th graders create a diagram that represents the structure of the US government. Students compare and contrast the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Students examine the actions of the executive branch following the September 11th terrorist attacks. In this U.S. government lesson, students watch segments of a video titled "Behind the Scenes: The Executive Response to 9/11." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the twenty-two chapters of the video.
Students examine the responsibilities of the 3 branches of U.S. government. For this checks and balances lesson, students identify the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Students share examples of the responsibilities of each branch in today's world.
Students examine the legislative process at the federal and state levels. In this legislative branch lesson, students watch a video regarding the journey of a bill to become a law. Students discuss the process and use the provided rubric to create board games based on the legislative process.
Students determine the distances traveled by the members of the legislative branch of the US Government. In this travel distance lesson, students locate Washington, DC on a globe using the longitude and latitude of the city. They determine which legislator has the longest distance to travel before determining how far the representatives and senators from their home state have to travel.