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34 resources with the concept political systems

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Caucus 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Want to get your students, their parents, and your community involved in the democratic process? Although designed for Iowans, you don't have to be from that state nor does it need to be an election year to benefit from the resources in...
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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2016

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What better way to develop an awareness of the power of presidential campaigns ads than by analyzing them? The resources in this collection ask class members to develop criteria for evaluating effective ads, and to examine the claims,...
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Municipal Government: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Municipal government takes on many roles, not just the ones we are used to hearing about such as Parks and Recreation. Scholars delve into the topic to get a grasp on how the government system functions. They participate in readings,...
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Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
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An Introduction to Hans Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can countries avoid global warfare if they all act the same way? Consider the importance of international relations with a video analysis of Hans Morgenthau's 1948 work, Politics Among Nations, which cites liberal idealism as a factor in...
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An Introduction to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Change is not always best. Edmund Burke's pamphlet Reflections on the Revolution in France takes this perspective as he argues against the potential instability of upending the traditional government model in France. High schoolers watch...
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An Introduction to Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy In America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Alexis de Tocqueville wanted to establish a successful democracy in France, so he turned to the newest example of democracy available in the early nineteenth century: the young American government. Learn more about the observations from...
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Debates

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do the presidential debates of 2016 compare to the debates from the 1980's? What about the 1960's? Evaluate a chosen candidate or issue from the 20th and 21st centuries with a lesson plan focused on political debates. Middle and high...
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Political Forum Viewing Guide

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a way to determine a winner of a political debate? Use a helpful rubric to evaluate the issues, specificity, evidence, reasoning, and delivery of candidates in a debate. After assessing each person's performance, high schoolers...
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A Guide to Political Donations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Voters determine the outcome of elections, but campaign donors can influence the attitudes of those voters. Explore nine examples of donors and the amounts of money they want to contribute, and the legal ways the groups can or cannot...
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Political Society

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Do people have to sacrifice something in order to live peacefully in a community? What is more important—freedom or security? These are the questions class members are asked to ponder after reading John Locke's ideas about a political...
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World Governments and Mapping Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here you will find maps, great informational text, and vital information on political systems and government. The slide show provides material on democratic and nondemocratic systems of government as well as a map activity intended to...
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Absolute Monarchy v Democracy

For Students 7th - 9th
Put your learners into groups to compare the differences and similarities in Absolute Monarchy and Democracy. This useful handout includes three rows: one for the seven functions of a Monarchy, and two for political comparison. An answer...
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American Focus on World Constitutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders read several passages to gain an understanding of the nations that have adopted a constitution similar to the United States Constitution. This is a scripted lesson that is intended to build content-specific vocabulary and...
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On This Day: The Hoover Burglary

For Students 7th - 12th
New ReviewWithout the Hoover Burglary, would the FBI's counter-intelligence program have come to the public's attention? Historians learn about the actions of the individuals involved in the Hoover Burglary, what information they stole, and how...
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Polling Place Mural

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewElementary historians explore the history of polling stations with the creation of a mural. Academics work in small groups to create a picture of a local neighborhood and use symbols to show polling locations. Scholars also engage in...
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Vote! It's Your Right!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewAn interesting instructional activity introduces the topic of voting rights and the election process with a mock election on snack foods. Academics select popular snack choices, campaign for the snack of their choice, and participate in...
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Vote!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewPupils engage in a mock election to determine the lunch menu for their schools. The lesson simulates an election and gives academics an opportunity to create a campaign, as well as participate in the voting process. The role-play...
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Meet the Candidates

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewIn any election there are multiple candidates, but how do they compare to each other? Elementary scholars participate in group discussion to understand what political promises are and how they affect voting. The lesson also focuses on a...
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My Life

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewWhether a person is old enough to vote or not, the government still plays a role in their daily life. Young scholars keep a journal to document how regulations affect their day-to-day lives. Once they complete the journals, academics...
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Who Has the Power?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewMiddle school scholars complete a hands-on activity to understand who has the right to vote. They review multiple scenarios to determine eligibility and read outcome cards to understand how voting rights have changed over time. Young...
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Poll on Apathy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewScholars participate in a group discussion on apathy and voting rights before beginning a polling survey. They use a pre-written survey to poll people in the community on their voting habits. Once the process is complete, young...
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Apathy Cartoon Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewIn informative lesson plan provides scholars with a variety of political cartoons to understand how the images convey messages or opinions. Academics work in small groups to complete the handouts that accompany the cartoons. They also...