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Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents,...
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
When Should the U.S. Government Send Troops to Another Region of the World?
Introduce your class members to the Fortified Discussion, a discussion that uses precise, academic language and factual information to support a position on a controversial topic. After reading an annotated text that presents background...
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Differing Federal Responses to the Great Depression: Letter Analysis
Young analysts examine two letters, one written by President Hoover and one written by FDR. Each letter contains that president's response to the role of the Federal Government during times of crisis (The Great Depression). They analyze...
8th - 10th
The Checks and Balances System: A Worksheet
Here is a basic instructional activity to accompany your lesson on the United States government's system of checks and balances. Pupils identify which of the three branches of government has the power listed in the first column (i.e....
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
How is Power Divided in the United States 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...
4 mins 7th - 12th
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