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Pay to Play?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Lead your class in a discussion about how they believe money influences politics. After reading "Go Ahead, Try to Stop K Street" from the New York Times, they evaluate the claims in the article about the current lobbyist scandal in...
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Inflation Explained - Part 4/4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Conclude your next unit lecture on inflation with part four of this comprehensive series of videos on the Federal Reserve and inflation in the United States. This clip recaps some of the issues and key terms that need to be understood in...
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Review Game: Governing the People

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Who does what in the US government? If your class has a handle on the basics of local, state, and federal government, then reviewing with a game will be great fun. They answer 12 different questions that cover topics such as, governors,...
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Whose go the Power: Checks and Balances

For Teachers 5th - 6th
After introducing the three branches of US government, test the class' understanding of government powers. They are asked a series of questions regarding a federal act and then, answer which branch has the power of decision making....
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Executive Government: Executive Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students make executive decisions. In this Social Studies lesson plan, students explore the concept of executive decisions through a game of chess. Students role play a year-level formal plan and implementation.
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Differing Federal Responses to the Great Depression: Letter Analysis

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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...
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The Great Depression and Everyday Life

For Teachers 11th
Examine everyday life during the Great Depression, as well as the effects if the Depression on American population, society, and economy. Learners write who, what, where, when, and why summaries of a person who relocated to California...
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Powers of Congress

For Students 11th - 12th
Have your class fill out this comprehension sheet while reading about the powers of Congress. There are ten multiple choice questions focused on the rights, powers, and limitations of Congressional law.
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Constitution Lectures 3: The Powers of Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Break down the powers of the government as they are stated in the US Constitution. Older learners will have a lot to think about as they listen to this lecture on the three branches of the US government and the powers each holds. Primary...
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The Executive Branch

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study the federal government, which is divided into 3 branches. They have a minimal understanding of the responsibilities of each branch.
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The Two-Party System in American History: Ch 5

For Students 7th - 8th
Five matching and 5 multiple choice questions to challenge your class. Their answers will test their knowledge of early American government. Party systems, Electorate, and major constituents of the time are the topics included.
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Congress, The Implied Powers: Ch 11

For Students 11th
Congress has both implied and expressed powers. Quiz your kids on which powers are expressed, which are implied, and examples of both. Included are 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions.
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Three-Ring Government

For Teachers 5th
Learning about the three branches of government can be fun. Pupils learn about government using the resource links provided, answer questions, and create a PowerPoint presentation on the legislative branch.
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Legislation: Passing a Bill in the Senate

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students debate a bill. In this Senate lesson plan, students investigate the steps of the House of Representatives when amending a bill that has passed. Students role-play law-making.
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Compromise is the Key

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson plan, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal...
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For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research treaties. In this treaties lesson, 6th graders go online to build knowledge about treaties. Students read information and take quizzes. Students write a comparative essay about how the Aboriginal and Government...
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The Federal Court System

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars research the branches of government.  In this federal court system lesson, students use internet research and NoteFolio technology to research the structure and purpose of the federal courts.  In groups of three, they...
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Separation of Powers

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the separation of powers in local and federal government. Using case studies, they review several instances of separation of powers. After reading the case studies, they write a brief opinion essays supporting their...
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The Three Branches of Government

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a unit on the three branches of government. They compare/contrast the three branches of government, write a letter or e-mail to an executive in the Federal Government, and develop outlines for historical documents.
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Branching Out

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research structure, function and primary responsibilities of each office of the Executive branch, create a chart displaying their research.
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I'm The Taxman!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students develop an understanding of how federal revenues are gained by taxes. This foundation enable students to decipher changes in federal tax policy. Groups of students study different types of taxes and prepare presentations on each...
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General Questions about Congress

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Congressional duties instructional activity, students research the noted Internet site and then respond to 20 questions about Congress and their duties.
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Poster - The Great Depression

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the needs of individuals during the Great Depression. For this Great Depression lesson, 6th graders analyze photographs and documents from the Library of Congress. Students discuss the needs of the people pictured...
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Who Represents You? My Government in Pennsylvania Project

For Students 9th - 12th
For this representation in government worksheet students answer questions about who represents their state in each office and level of government.