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33 resources with the concept authority

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The Process of Negotiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it take to be a great negotiator? Learners discover the factors that affect the negotiation process through group discussion and brainstorming. An installment in a series of peacebuilding activities compares the needs and wants...
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Do You Take the Oath?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why did so many go along with Nazi policies during World War II? An investigatory unit includes four handouts, reading analyses, classroom discussion topics, and intriguing philosophical questions, helping learners understand the...
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An Introduction to Max Weber's Politics as a Vocation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The basis of sociology rests in leadership, followers, and core beliefs driving a society. Max Weber's 20th century work Politics as a Vocation examines the path ahead for Germany after World War I, and posits that it is the role of...
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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 John Locke's Two Treatises of Government

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Having a government may feel complicated and cumbersome, but as John Locke contends in his Two Treatises of Government, it is better than allowing human nature to regulate itself. A short video presents high schoolers with an explanation...
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Analyzing a Product or Political Advertisement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do advertisements evoke specific thoughts and feelings? Class members find out through the exploration of the Internet, videos, television, magazines, radio, and posters. Learners investigate commercial advertisements, political...
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Self-Control Starts With You

For Teachers 6th - 10th
How can negative thoughts affect your life? Learn about the ways you think about yourself can define your personality, and how self control can be the answer to higher self esteem.
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The Third Wave

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How far would you go when told to follow orders? High schoolers read about Ron Jones' 1967 Third Wave experiment at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, and use discussion and reading comprehension questions to consider the...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Problematic Situations

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
When is it okay to go against authority and what can happen if you do? This is the leading question in this activity to accompany your classroom reading of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. After reading chapter eight,...
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The Milgram Experiment

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How far are people willing to go to obey authority? Shockingly, pretty far. Or that is the conclusion one could draw based on a reading of Saul McLeod's article about the 1963 experiment conducted by Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram....
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What Is Authority?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies lesson. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children learn about...
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The Juvenile Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sensitive material is discussed in this lesson. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. The topic is the Eighth Amendment and how the U.S. Supreme Court makes determinations about what constitutes cruel and...
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Tell Me; I’ll Listen

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Encourage respect, responsibility, and caring within your classroom with a collection of lessons that spark dialogue and self reflection. To address character traits, lessons touch on topics such as staying safe in the cafeteria,...
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Excerpt from The Prince

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Is it better to be loved or feared as a ruler? Learners study an excerpt from Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince and consider how power has the potential to both corrupt oneself and influence others. 
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Evaluating Potential Sources: Deciding What to Use and What to Reject

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Teach young researchers how best to choose sources. This PowerPoint presentation underscores the need for accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and coverage.
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Spending Public Money

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work in small groups. They imagine that they are the council committee. Students choose from a list of projects to be funded. They have one hundred thousand dollars to spend and they have to spend the money on a project that...
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Asking Shows Respect for Privacy of Others

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore how to hold conversations and respect the privacy of others. They discuss why it is important to ask those in authority for help and to respect others' belongings. They review signs they have observed in public and...
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What A Beautiful Baby!

For Students 10th - 12th
In this career activity, students imagine that they are adopting a baby. They create a budget chart for all of the expenses needed to properly care for a baby. Students calculate the costs for a month, including babysitting.
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Respect for Authority

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars examine the country of Mongolia and how it is trying to form a democracy. As a class, they participate in a class meeting about a new class rule and they voice their opinions. They read excerpts of a letter of a Peace...
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The Hippies vs. Authority

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners, in groups, explore the dynamics between hippies and authority figures and create a T-chart outlining the concerns and arguments of both sides.
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Accepting Authority

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders in a 2nd grade classroom review "self control" and begin a lesson on "accepting authority." They discuss people who have authority over them and review what they should do in a variety of scenarios where they will be...
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SSSH - Successful, Simple Simulation, Hassle Free

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete spelling bee games and work in groups in order to spell words correctly. In this spelling lesson plan, 5th graders are also focusing on conflicts, behavior, and authority in their group.
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Community Helpers

For Teachers 1st
First graders study community helpers. In this community helpers instructional activity, 1st graders explore different occupations. Students explore authority figures and investigate how these figures help the community.
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Totalitarianism and Its Rise in the Twentieth Century

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the meaning of totalitarianism.  In this World History lesson plan, students evaluate totalitarianism as it relates to Hannah Arendt's life then share their findings with the class.