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Challenge your students with this lesson plan 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 21 Views 94 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 49 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
High schoolers 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. High schoolers then study the experiences that led to the American Revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 211 Downloads
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents, including Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Order 9066.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 107 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 21 Views 39 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 11 Views 7 Downloads
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 10 Views 15 Downloads
We the People Level 2
Students 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. Students read assigned text which describes the historical event and complete worksheets and study questions.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 149 Downloads
The Market Economy
From consumers and producers to profits and incentives, offer your learners an overview of the market economy and the concept of supply and demand. Here you will find reading materials that cover several fundamental terms of economics, as well as information on six primary traits of a market economy (i.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 47 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inside Straight: the Third Branch
Learners use the instructional activity as they view the film Inside Straight: the Third Branch. Multiple case studies and the history of the judicial branch of the US government are included via hyperlink and act as the topics of discussion throughout the lesson.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 36 Downloads
Limited v. Unlimited Government
Students 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 instructional activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 27 Downloads
Comparing Economic Systems
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to the concept of economics with this lesson plan, and then guide them through a collaborative role-playing activity that will give them a better understanding of how, while all societies face the same economic questions, governments answer these questions differently through unique and varied economic systems.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bill Of Rights
Students examine Supreme Court cases. In this U.S. government lesson, 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 35 Views 111 Downloads
Overcoming Censorship Through Art
Students create an art piece that expresses their opinions while circumventing hypothetical government restrictions in this instructional activity on art and government censorship. Emphasis is placed upon historical instances of censorship around the world.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Big Brother vs. Little Brother: Updating Orwell's 1984
Government surveillance is an enduring conflict that has become increasingly complex with our nation's use of technology. Add to the understanding of Orwell’s 1984 by using the resources here that display the contemporary actions of Big Brother.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 49 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2006, #2
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, learners respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 123 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2005, #1
Get your historians some practice before the big test day! In this United States history and government standardized practice test, learners respond to 50 multiple choice, 2 essay prompts, and 12 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 51 Downloads
Limits of Power
Middle schoolers examine the importance of limiting power in governments. In this government lesson, 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 16 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 14 Views 67 Downloads