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In this review of United States government worksheet, 5th graders recall facts and answer multiple choice questions. Students answer 25 questions.
Students are given the United States Constitution, students generate a list on the board of Grandpa's constitutional rights that might help him keep his home and property. Students become "experts," by reading and group discussion, on the 3 branches of the U. S. Governement. Students teach each other from other groups what they have found out. They are given a quiz where they should correctly answer 8 of 9 questions about the U.S. government.
Need an introduction to the three branches of the United States government? Look no further! This video offers a basic breakdown of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, including their general makeup and designated responsibilities. Try taking the time to pause the video as you present it in order to expand on the descriptions and perhaps to include some mini-lessons or activities on each branch. 
Young scholars debate the constitutional principles of the United States. In this U.S. government lesson, students examine the meaning of the text of the U.S. Constitution and analyze other primary documents of the era. Young scholars prepare for and participate in a debate of current constitutional issues.
Students evaluate the role labor groups had on the U.S. Government in the early 1900's.  In this teaching American history lesson, students complete several activities, including response writing and listening to music, that reinforce what the have learned about early 20th Century labor movements.
Students review and analyze the Bill of Rights document and determine what rights were violated when certain individuals were tracked by the United States government. They briefly look at why it is easier to track alien residents in the United States who do not have the same protections as citizens.
Students explore the roles that the United States government agencies play in weather forecasting, climate control, and other climate-related environmental issues. They then write letters to President Bush recommending how a new National Climate Service could be organized using resources from these established agencies.
Fifth graders investigate the different types of government found in Canada, Mexico and Central America. They identify similarities and differences in comparison to the United States government and create a Venn Diagram using the computer in order to display their results.
Middle schoolers explain the basic positions of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. They chart the differences and similarities between state and federal governments. They write a persuasive essay in response to an open-ended question.
Tenth graders study the effects of the Great Depression on the role of the federal government in the American economy. They reflect on the approaches to government involvement in the economy taken by the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations.
Students examine the differences between the definitions of race and ethnicity defined by the United States government. After reading an article, they discuss the possiblity of the elimination of some races from the 2010 census. They discover notions of racial categorization and write an essay either supporting or refuting the elimination of some groups.
Students explore how the United States government is using biometrics to secure American borders. They examine the pitfalls of biometrics programs and propose possible ways to strengthen the program.
Seventh graders explore the democratic republic principles of U.S. government. In this U.S. government lesson, 7th graders compare and contrast the governments of ancient Athens,the Roman Republic, and the United States today. Students write letters to their representatives from the perspective of citizens in ancient Athens or the Roman Republic.
In this United States government worksheet, 5th graders examine a diagram of, and read about the three branches of government. They read about the Supreme Court, Congress, and the President before answering 10 online fill in the blank questions. They correct their questions online.
After reviewing the three branches of the United States government, pupils take a look at the similarities and differences between a variety of foreign countries' governments. Small groups use a Venn Diagram that has been loaded onto a computer program in order to organize the similarities and difference they find about the governments they were assigned.
Students describe the purpose of government. They explain how the purpose of government is reflected in the Preamble of the Constitution. They describe one way the United States government fulfills its responsibilities.
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government instructional activity, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
Students determine how the content of the U.S. Government enables the U.S. Government to function. They examine the roles and functions of the three branches of government and how the separation of powers and checks and balances affect the U.S. Government.
After watching the videos on foreign exchange and trade, your scholars may be wondering how exactly American debt purchasing has led to lower interest rates. Here's their answer. Sal reviews the Chinese investment cycle in US treasuries, explains how these loans operate both domestically and internationally, and clarifies the difference between a treasury bill and treasury bond. Scholars explore how this process effects the US with particular focus on lowered interest rates. He breaks down the concept of supply and demand lending, and brings up side effects of this influx of loaned money to the federal government. Finally he closes the loop by pointing out the increased cash flow to American citizens gives them more ability to purchase China-made goods.
Students explore the departments within the judicial and executive branches of United States government and create a trivia game to test their knowledge.