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117 resources with the concept american politics

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Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final Countdown

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Election season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential...
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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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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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Breaking Down the Declaration of Independence

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Are learners heavy sighing at the idea of reading a primary source, written in a language that is difficult to understand and in cursive? Look no further, because the resource breaks down the Declaration of Independence in an...
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The Economics of House of Cards

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How does the modern television show House of Cards and its dramatization of a power-hungry congressman in American government illustrate public choice theory—the concept that politicians retain personal interests after being elected into...
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On This Day: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
When a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the tragedy gave birth to a new age of student activism. Using video from the March from our Lives and politicians scrambling to react to the crisis,...
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Foreign Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #50

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The final video in a 50-part series on the United States government and politics investigates the need for foreign entanglement by America. Scholars analyze why we have foreign policy, which at times is for the greater good of the world,...
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Social Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #49

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From the birth of the New Deal during the Great Depression to today's debate on Social Security, the government has had its hand in social reform. Should the government take care of, and pay for, every social issue in the nation?...
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Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #48

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered how much cash is actually available at any point in time in the United States? Scholars research how the monetary system is set up in the 48th installment of a 50-part series covering the United States government...
9:49
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Government Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #47

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The government regulates the air Americans breathe and the food they eat to protect its citizens from danger. The 47th episode of a 50-part series on the United States government and politics introduces the concept of government...
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Market Economy: Crash Course Government and Politics #46

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In a true market economy, the government has no role—or does it? Scholars investigate the role United States government and politics play in the economic system of the nation. The 46th video in a 50-part series introduces the concept of...
8:57
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Interest Group Formation: Crash Course Government and Politics #43

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teachers around the nation are a part of a special interest group, through the NEA union, that fights in Washington DC for better education. Scholars investigate reasons interest groups, like the NEA, form. A short video, the 43rd of a...
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Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered if those in power actually consider the interests of their constituents? The 42nd video clip in a 50-part series on the United States government and politics introduces the concept of special interest groups....
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Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the emergence of the political party system in the early days of United States government and politics. They view the 41st video in a 50-part series to analyze the reasoning behind the existence of political parties...
9:23
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Political Parties: Crash Course Government and Politics #40

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party members, the Green Party, and Libertarians are just some of the political parties that exist in the United States government and politics. Scholars research the creation of a political party and how they...
9:36
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Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 2012, each presidential candidate spent a whopping $1 billion! Learners investigate how people create campaigns and run for office. They watch a short video, the 39th of a 50-part US government and politics series, to analyze what...
7:36
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How Voters Decide: Crash Course Government and Politics #38

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever asked people who just voted why they chose a particular candidate? The answers may very greatly. Scholars analyze the key factors of how voters decide which check mark to place in which boxes. They use a short video...
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Gerrymandering: Crash Course Government and Politics #37

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Voting districts are sometimes in very weird shapes—even looking like dragons! Scholars investigate the concept of gerrymandering in United States government and politics. They view a short video, the 37th of a 50-part series, to analyze...
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Shaping Public Opinion: Crash Course Government and Politics #34

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered why you believe what you believe? Scholars research how opinions form in United States government and politics. They view the 34th video of a 50-part series to analyze and discuss the impact media, religion, and...
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Discrimination: Crash Course Government and Politics #31

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Too often the majority rules, and the minorities suffer. Scholars investigate how the Fourteenth Amendment deals with the issue of discrimination. A short video, the 31st of a 50-part series, helps individuals analyze the concept of...
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Sex Discrimination: Crash Course Government and Politics #30

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does the Constitution protect someone from discrimination at the workplace, in school, or in a public setting? Scholars research United States government and politics to grasp how the law handled sexual discrimination over the...
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Equal Protection: Crash Course Government and Politics #29

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One of the first public signs of equal protection under the law came with the Brown v. Board of Education court case in 1954. Learners use a short video clip to analyze the role equal rights play in the US court system. They research...
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Due Process of Law: Crash Course Government and Politics #28

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You have the right to remain silent, but, what other rights do you have when arrested? Scholars investigate the rights of the accused in the United States. The 28th installment in a 50-part unit leads to opinions and discussion on the...
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Search and Seizure: Crash Course Government and Politics #27

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Open up, we have a search warrant! The 27th installment of a 50-part US government and politics series investigates the concept of just how the police can search people's belongings. The short video clip explores how, why, and when the...