State and Local Governments Teacher Resources
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New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Progressive Era Projects
Your young historians will take a closer look into how progressive reformers have approached issues such as poverty, racism, and gender discrimination, which have persisted in the United States since the nineteenth century. They will then research and identify an effective strategy and present a constructive solution for the problem by designing a creative product.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this lesson to examine conflicting evidence and viewpoints in informational text, or to focus on evaluating a speaker's argument.
6th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 276 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A City Council Meeting
Here is an interesting plan for introducing your pupils to the workings of the local city council. The teacher must go videotape a city council meeting in it's entirety. Learners watch the tape, and discuss what they observed from the meeting.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads
New Review Branches of Power
Learners take on the roles of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government in the United States and work to develop public policy issues and ideas into laws in this engaging and well-designed online interactive.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies lesson. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children learn about different people who have authority and the powers they are given.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review County Solutions Step Five: All About Public Policy
Give your class members a thorough overview of government public policy in the United States, including how government addresses problems through regulations and actions with a well-designed packet of informational texts and follow-up worksheets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hopi Tribal Council
Focusing on the differences between traditional Hopi government and the Hopi Tribal Council, this resource is a good addition to your unit on Native American culture. Learners conduct Internet research, analyze primary source photos, and construct a chart.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Entitled American Studies, this small unit covers various topics related to the study of the United States. Learners warm up by creating a dictionary of democracy, then dive into three different lessons focused on government, famous Americans, and the Founding Fathers.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 41 Views 305 Downloads
Workshop 4: Constitutional Convention
How do new amendments become part of the US Constitution? AP government students explore, analyze, and use the US Constitution to develop a deep understanding of the interworkings of law and government while practicing synthesis and research skills.
12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 9 Downloads
Executive Government: Three Levels of Government
Students identify and classify the powers and responsibilities of all three levels of executive government in Australia. In this executive government lesson plan, students discuss the various services that the government in Australia provides.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 63 Downloads
Defined: The Different Types of Government
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included. You can learn a lot from a slide show!
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 120 Views 312 Downloads
Local Governments and Leaders
Third graders study their local governments and leaders. In this local government lesson, 3rd graders learn facts about the local government and interview a local leader. Students complete a chart with information they know about their local government.
3rd Social Studies & History 16 Views 65 Downloads
Governmental Responsibilities: Community, Tribal, State, Federal
Fourth graders examine the American legal system by defining government vocabulary terms. For this U.S. Government lesson, 4th graders discuss sovereignty, and how it has been taken away from many Native American tribes. Students compare and contrast the government of Montana, Tribes and the United States.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 10 Downloads
Principles of the US Constitution
After breaking into groups according to major principles of government (i.e. popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, etc.) in the United States, your class members will produce public service announcements outlining their assigned principles, and consider which principle is most important to the Constitution.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 59 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Political Parties Rest in Peace
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in the United States, as well as the role of third parties, through an engaging activity where they will design tombstones and eulogies for these historical, "dead" parties.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The "Federal" in Federalism
How are states in the United States related to each other? Does the government bind them together? Do states have different governments? After reading about federal power as a whole group, your class members will participate in a processing activity in which they will be given cut-outs of expressed, implied, and reserved powers to attach to a projected Venn diagram.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a study of terrorism and government response.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Road to Civil Rights
Here is a fantastic resource on the civil rights movement! It includes reading materials and worksheets, and particularly highlights major legislation and the role of the judicial branch in the federal government in addressing the violation of individual rights.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 46 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed