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Compare and Contrast Local Government Around the World
Give your instruction of local government a boost with this compare and contrast lesson! With links and handouts to guide the searching process, your government enthusiasts examine local government and the government in another country,...
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing...
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint...
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Branching out into Politics: the Structure of Federal and State Government
Do your eighth graders know the difference between the Federal and State Governments? Encourage them to learn more about the three branches in each government with a jigsaw activity. Groups work together at six different stations to...
Practice Test: The Constitution and Democracy
Here is a standard multiple-choice test that covers important democratic events and institutions in the history of the United States. Topics covered include federalism, organization and contents of the Constitution, and major Supreme...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Constitution in the Classroom: The Right to Vote
The system of checks and balances is integral to the functionality of the United States government. Learn more about the ways the three branches of the government work together—and about the limitations of their power—with an informative...
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 4: Constitution Principles: Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government
Big questions deserve big answers. What is popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship? The class discusses voter apathy and citizenship, writes poems about citizenship, and blogs daily about model citizenship. Handouts...
12th CCSS: Adaptable
Structure of Government within the EU
The political system of the European Union is historically unique and has been constantly evolving. To better understand the structure of the EU, class members compare the EU's branches to those of the United States Federal Government.
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Constitution Lectures 3: The Powers of Government
Break down the powers of the government as they are stated in the US Constitution. Older learners will have a lot to think about as they listen to this lecture on the three branches of the US government and the powers each holds. Primary...
9 mins 9th - 12th
What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and...
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
The Fed Explains: Payments System
New ReviewHow is the Federal Reserve like your body's circulatory system? A short video explains the ways the Fed keeps money moving through the economy much like blood passes through veins and arteries. Focusing on retail payments, the video...
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Fed Explains: Regional Banks
New ReviewThe Fed sounds enormous and ominous, but really, the Federal Reserve Bank is comprised of 12 reserve banks across the country. A short video introduces young economists to the duties and responsibilities of the Fed, specifically the...
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable