Government Teacher Resources
Whether you're studying the foundations of democracy, the role of the Supreme Court, or how a bill becomes a law, here you're sure to find the government resource you've been searching for.
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How is Power Divided in the United States Government?
4 mins 7th - 12th
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...
Lesson 3: Constitution Principles: Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government
12th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore two principles of the Constitution. This plan encourages seniors to focus in on popular sovereignty and limited government. They examine the relationship between popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship as they...
Constitutional Principles: Consent of the Governed
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
A government of the people, by the people, and for the people! Invite your class to really analyze the concept of consent of the governed and why it is one of the foundational principles of the United States Constitution and of...
Lesson 4: Constitution Principles: Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government
12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Compare and Contrast Local Government Around the World
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
An Introduction to Robert Dahl's Who Governs
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In the world of politics, access to resources often determines who holds the power. A video summary of Who Governs? by Robert Dahl shares Dahl's theories about political power and influence based on his study of a local community. The...
Understanding American Government: The Role of American Government
9th - 11th
Why does America have a government and what is its purpose? Kids have these questions answered as they view a slide show describing aspects of US Government and politics. A well-organized resource with clear information regarding the...
The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal Policy
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewGive learners a crash course in balancing the books on the United States federal government level with an economics and government resource. Class members engage in a warm-up discussion and brainstorming session before answering...