Limited and Unlimited Government Teacher Resources
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Limited Government
Students write a letter to King George III from the point of view of Thomas Jefferson. They defend constitutional democracy and explain the differences between limited and unlimited government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
Limited and Unlimited Governments
Students distinguish limited from unlimited government and provide examples of each type. They analyze the structure of a current government to determine whether it is a limited or unlimited government and provide support for their decision.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 35 Downloads
Limited v. Unlimited Government
Learners compare and contrast the characteristics of a limited and unlimited government. In groups, they use this information to create a chart and write a description of how leaders are chosen in each. They share their information with the class to end the lesson plan.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 26 Downloads
Challenge your students with this activity on American government! Learners discuss the three branches of government and its responsilbities, and then go on to more complex critical-thinking activities. Students interview members of the local government, define what citizenship means, and create and publish a brochure on the responsibilities of a public official.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 19 Views 93 Downloads
Limits of Power
Middle schoolers examine the importance of limiting power in governments. In this government instructional activity, students investigate the importance of placing limits on government by looking at the US Constitution. They look at ways that being an active citizen benefits the common good and study the definition of philanthropy.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 25 Downloads
Organize Your Own Government
Students, in groups, design a government. They create a web page that describes the group's fictitious nation, details the citizen's culture, identifies the type of government and explores how the chosen government would respond to challenges.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 31 Downloads
It's a Grand Ol' Government!
Students discuss the three branches of government and the different levels. They talk about the purpose of laws and use the Internet to locate information about governments. They watch the video, "United States Constitution" and look up information in the encyclopedias.
K - 4th Social Studies & History 13 Views 66 Downloads
Foundations of American Government
Students explore civics vocabulary through skits and games, conduct web research and write responses to the themes of efforts in early American Government and the identification of reasons Americans need government.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 13 Views 63 Downloads
“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 48 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bill Of Rights
Students examine Supreme Court cases. In this U.S. government lesson plan, students watch a video about the Bill of Rights and then research 4 Supreme Court cases using the noted web site. Students analyze the presented information and write their own opinions of the cases.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 107 Downloads
We the People Level 2
Young scholars explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution lesson, students identify the role government plays in our society and the differences the British colonies had in the early 18th century. Young scholars read assigned text which describes the historical event and complete worksheets and study questions.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 146 Downloads
Discovering Aristotle's Three Forms
Students, working in small groups, role play different kinds of governments--oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, and democratic republic. They portray their form of government in a skit, while other groups guess which kind of government it is.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 36 Downloads
Overcoming Censorship Through Art
Students create an art piece that expresses their opinions while circumventing hypothetical government restrictions in this lesson on art and government censorship. Emphasis is placed upon historical instances of censorship around the world.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. In this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government. Students then study the experiences that led to the American Revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 202 Downloads
New Review Democracy vs. Republic vs. Dictatorship
Simulate the inner-workings of three different types of government with one activity. The class splits into three groups, and each group creates a Frisbee. The twist is that each group must behave like a certain type of government. Who will finish the fastest, and what does that say about types of governments?
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads
Who Has the Greatest Voice?
Students identify the impact that interest groups, scientists, government health organizations and legislators have on health issues in the United States. They explain the role of the committee hearing in the lawmaking process. Students identify biased arguments presented by diverse interest groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads