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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Revolution in Tunisia
How much do your pupils really know about the revolution in Tunisia? In order to inform your class and spark discussion, first create a country profile, comparing and contrasting Tunisia with the United States. Learners then analyze the data and determine what brought about political revolution.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Geography and Cultures of Muslim Countries
Here is a fun lesson sure to boost your class' understanding and global awareness. They group up to research and describe the political, economic and social history of a chosen Muslim country. After researching population, statistical data, religion, politics, and economics of their country, they create a website and TV commercial to be shown at a UN conference.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 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
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
Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 192 Downloads
Case Study of a Campaign
Learners read a case study of one campaign to discover how political campaigns addresses the needs of the voters. In groups, they answer questions related to the case and discuss how the commercials affect society as a whole. They use the internet to further research the results of different presidential elections commericials and the impact of them on the election.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Immigration Debates in the Era of "Open Gates"
Young social historians examine immigration debates of the early 20th century through primary sources, such as political cartoons. They analyze the material, discuss their findings, and complete a critical thinking worksheet. All necessary materials are included.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 9 Views 86 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: Fair Elections?
Rigged elections make for both intriguing current events and hilarious political cartoons. In this analysis activity, pupils read background information to help them grasp a cartoon about rigged presidential elections in 2007 by Russia, Venezuela, and Pakistan.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 56 Downloads
That's Absurd! Understanding the Use of Satire
Based around the documentary Battlestar Galactica: Propaganda and War, this plan asks learners to create a satirical piece. After a discussion about satire, the class views the documentary and then splits off into pairs to complete the project.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 119 Downloads
Evaluating Information: Focus on Election 2004
Analyze what happens when two sources provide conflicting information with this lesson about the 2004 Presidential election. After viewing and discuss ads from the campaign, middle and high schoolers view the website "factcheck," a non-partisan organization that monitors the accuracy of public political discourse.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 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
Students examine a variety of historical cartoons. They recognize a political cartoon and identify the main idea, symbolism, exaggeration and caricature in political cartoons. Students analyze a political cartoon by Benjamin Franklin.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 78 Downloads
Lesson Four: Evolution of American Political Parties
Learners investigate the 2 main American political parties. In this American politics lesson, students discover how the Democrat and Republican Parties came to be and then create vocabulary booklets for the lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 34 Downloads
President Kennedy and Kentucky Politics
Students explore the interactions between Kentucky Governor Bert Combs and President Kennedy. They examine JFK's interest in Kentucky politics and construct history through Governor Bert Comb's interview.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Lesson 8: Presidential Political Ads
Twelfth graders participate in the political campaign process. In this civics lesson, 12th graders use the provided rubric and reference handouts to create their own presidential ad campaigns. This is day eight in a series of eleven lessons.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives
Does the psychology of teams shut down open-minded thinking? According to psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the key to civility and open-minded discussion in our highly polarized society may be understanding our inherent moral roots. Haidt discusses the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, integrating everything from scientific evidence and religion to popular culture.
19 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads
Gilded Age Politics
Whisk your students through the politics of the Gilded Age with this presentation, which features the contexts and characteristics of the 1880-1888 Presidential Elections. Clever political cartoons and clear, concise bullet points about the implications and results of each election help to flesh out this part of history that often goes ignored.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 52 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: Politics of Change
Empty rhetoric in Washington timelessly inspires political cartoons. Examine this concept through an analysis handout, which features a cartoon by Pat Oliphant (archived work is linked for possible extension activities). Although this cartoon is from 2007, the sentiment is applicable in a current events lesson.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads