Limited and Unlimited Government Teacher Resources
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Challenge your students with this lesson 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
Inside Straight: the Third Branch
Learners use the worksheet 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 15 Views 36 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 110 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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 43 Views 211 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 12 Views 7 Downloads
Limited and Unlimited Governments
Young scholars 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
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 35 Views 111 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 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 54 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Foundations of American Government
Pupils 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 15 Views 65 Downloads
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 lesson.
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 84 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Overcoming Censorship Through Art
Young scholars 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 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 25 Views 49 Downloads