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 7 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Get Involved! - Civic Participation Project
What better way to learn about the importance of civic responsibility than to actually experience it? From the opportunity to volunteer in an elected official's office and participating in a political campaign to observations of school board and city council meetings, this is a great project to incorporate into a government and/or civics course!
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
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
Art in Nazi Germany When Art and Politics Didn't Agree
Five lessons display the art created by Germans under the Weimar Republic. The focus of these lessons is to help learners understand the role of art in politics, government censorship, and Nazi tactics. Web links are included.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads
Forming polite instructions, giving instructions, and expressing advice can be made a little easier using this grammar-related presentation. First, learners review using an auxiliary and simple verb to form sentences. Then, they focus on forming polite questions using words such as may I, could I, and can I.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Geography and Cultures of Muslim Countries
Here is a fun activity 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 3 Views 2 Downloads
Ready, Camera, Action
This is a fun activity that will introduce your young citizens to the nature of sound bites in political campaigns. After discussing the pros and cons of shorter and shorter messages offered by political candidates, your learners will design a story board for a 60-second television commercial for a well-known historical figure.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Political Campaign Commercials
Imagine a lesson that models for learners how to separate facts from opinions. How to detect bias. How to evaluate a source of information. How to identify propaganda. Although designed for middle schoolers, the activities in this packet teach skills all voters should develop.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Crisis in the Ivory Coast
Through reading a variety of news articles and other informational texts, learners discover the political turmoil and intense ethnic and religious tensions that envelop the Ivory Coast today. Class members research the historical background of the region and discuss possible options to address this major world conflict.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine
Provide a historical context for the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine that began in late 2013. Learners review their prior knowledge and chronicle new understandings with a KWL chart, watch a video explaining the Ukrainian cultural divide, study the geography of the region, and read an article on the core factors responsible for the Ukrainian revolution.
3 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Students 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
The Panic of 1837 and the Presidency of Martin Van Buren
Students analyze period political cartoons and the causes of the economic downturn that began in1836. President Martin Van Buren's response as president and the reaction to his measures form the focus of this instructional activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 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