Political Science Teacher Resources
Here is a world of politics that you'll actually be excited to join! Find resources for analyzing political systems and behaviors, as well as the policies and procedures of state and national government.
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Political Parties, Platforms, and Planks
Ninth graders examine the origins and functions of political parties. In this American Government instructional activity, 9th graders create a party platform to address political issues that are likely to arise during a national election. Students present their findings to the class.
9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 45 Downloads
The Political Compass: Four Flavours to Choose From
Students learn about the issues that separate political parties. In this politics lesson, students look at economics and social issues from different perspectives and use the Nolan Chart to organize their information.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Political Reform in the Late 1800s
Eleventh graders examine the type of political reform in the 1800s. In groups, they analyze the Pendleton Civil Service Act and two other economic acts. To end the lesson plan, they take a quiz and discuss the impact of the acts on the timeperiod.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
CongressLink Lesson Plan: Using Political Propaganda During Elections
When did political propaganda start? How many types of propaganda are there? Kids are asked to analyze the various types of elections and election propaganda that voters see each year at election time. They compose an essay describing each type of propaganda and commonly used propaganda techniques.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Analyzing Political Cartoons - It's No Laughing Matter
Seventh graders view political cartoons about segregation and analyze them. In this primary sources lesson, 7th graders label the techniques used in the political cartoon of Herblock. Students examine four cartoons and label the techniques used to persuade readers.
7th Social Studies & History 13 Views 49 Downloads
The Political Dr. Seuss
Students discuss the role political cartoons have played in U.S. politics and public affairs since the 1700's. They analyze some of the political cartoons Dr. Seuss drew during World War II and discuss how these cartoons conveyed his political messages.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 49 Downloads
Creating a Jim Crow Political Cartoon Classroom Museum
Eleventh graders, in groups, research different segments of the Jim Crow Era; create a political cartoon for a class museum; and, as curators, share their political cartoon exhibits with the class. Finally, the class debrief the assignment.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Analyzing Political Cartoons
Eighth graders analyze political cartoons about current issues. They identify the meaning of political symbols and find a representation of a specific symbol in a political cartoon. They write a paragraph about their chosen symbol and cartoon.
8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 114 Downloads
Interpreting Political Cartoons
Young scholars describe political events, figures, and ideas in political cartoon, "Join, or Die," interpret message in political cartoon in terms of events leading to American Revolution, and answer questions about political cartoon.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 101 Downloads
Cartoon and Political Poster Analysis
Students explore the late 1800s as a time of demographic change in the US. They view the role of media during this time in the form of posters and political cartoons. They create a political poster/cartoon that deals with current immigration issues as well as techniques necessary to analyze political posters/cartoons.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Understanding Agriculture as a Political Tool
Students investigate how agriculture can be used as a political tool. They watch a PowerPoint presentation and take notes, identify reasons for protecting agriculture, write an essay about a current political issue in international agriculture, and develop a skit.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Progression of Political Movements
Students examine the various political parties throughout history. In groups, they are given documents identifying the platforms of the parties in the 1868 election. To end the lesson, they share their information with the class and decide which platform they choose and the reasons why.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Young scholars engage in a lesson that is about the development of political parties in the United States government. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use some key focus questions to guide the activities and information search.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 65 Downloads
Students explore political cartoons. In this government current events lesson, students analyze the visual language and symbolism present in five different political cartoons. Students discuss the event or issue that inspired the cartoon, as well as the symbols, icons and possible message it conveys.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 38 Views 82 Downloads
Political Cartoons of Political Machines: New Your City
Students discover details about political machine bosses. For this political cartoon lesson, students use the provided political cartoon analysis worksheet to analyze cartoons of Boss Tweed. Students then compose essays about the effectiveness of political cartoons.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 48 Downloads
Interpreting Political Cartoons in the History Classroom
Students analyze political cartoons. In this historical perspectives lesson, students use the provided cartoon analysis worksheet to examine the political cartoons that their instructor shares with them.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 134 Downloads