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Challenge your young scholars 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.
Students 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.
Students examine the writings of the founding fathers and determine what kind of government they wanted that would protect the rights of its citizens. Using other countries, they describe the characteristics of dictatorial governments and how they differ from a constutional government. They also discover the concept of a higher law and how the founding fathers feared an abuse of power by those in government.
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.
Fifth graders communicate the functions of government at the local, state and federal levels. For this government lesson, 5th graders determine which level of government is best suited to handle specific cases derived from local newspaper articles. Students use technology to help ensure understanding.
Fifth graders explore the powers of the President of the United States. In this U.S. government lesson, 5th graders read "Woodrow: The White House Mouse" and discuss the responsibilities of the President. Students research the topic further and create PowerPoint presentations regarding their findings.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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. Included are high-quality articles and studies of 1984, and how the conflicts of the novel are reflected today. There are ideas on how to use technology and drama to make the novel come to life for different learners. Some educators might find that there is too much to do here, but the design is easy to pare down without sacrificing content knowledge.