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528 resources with the keyterm Government

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Mining the New American West

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The Mining Act of 1872 allows mining companies to purchase land from the U.S. Government at 1872 prices - about $5.00 an acre! This video features the town of Crested Butte, Colorado, and a mountain just outside of town that was...
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A Brief History of U.S. Money

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that each US dollar used to be backed by gold? When Richard Nixon slammed the gold window shut in 1971, US dollars were literally being made out of thin air. Now that our debt is soaring higher than ever before, what can be...
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You Are Free to Exercise

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss five court cases in history that dealt with the freedom of religion and choice.  In this historical lesson plan, students get into small groups and read a synopsis of their assigned case then develop ideas on how  to...
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Citizens of the Future

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young sociologists explore how local, state, and federal governments work. This very impressive and ambitious lesson requires pupils to contact government officials who represent them and their families. They research elections, and hold...
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In God We Trust; All Others Pay Cash

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners review their knowledge on the First Amendment. After reading an article, they identify specific church and state issues. Using the Internet, they research President Bush's proposal from a specific point of view. They summarize...
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Opinion Poll-arities

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the mathematics behind opinion polls, as well as provides a framework for interpreting trends in opinion poll graphics.
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The Jury System

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Scholars work in cooperative groups to experience what it's like to be a juror. They are give a guilty or not guilty verdict based on a scenario given to them. They then write a paragraph comparing and contrasting working alone and...
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Dr. Fix-It Subjects: Health, Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help your young scholars undertand the critical problems around healthcare. By focusing on the political and private process of healthcare, students will watch a video, analyze issues, and write an essay on their findings. Additionally,...
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Social Studies: Church and State

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Discuss the separation of church and state as it relates to government entities. This is a great way to launch a discussion on the relationship between these groups. Learners analyze this relationship in governments throughout the world,...
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Who Wants to Be an A Student: History

For Teachers 10th - 12th
As a review of key history topics covered in high school, this resource could be used to test students knowledge of government, history and literature. Students answer questions in a game format, playing for imaginary money. This would...
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Blank Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Games are a great way to motivate learners to internalize information.. Using this PowerPoint which is in a Jeopardy format, students can review map skills and facts about the Civil War, famous places, and our government. This is a handy...
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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 plan. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children...
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What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson plan. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, young scholars go on to work in small...
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What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing...
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Lesson 1: The Importance of Rules in Our Country and in Our Classroom

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Explore the importance of rules in a community with the engaging first lesson of this series on the US government. To begin, children play a paper clip game that requires them to make up their own rules as they go, after which the...
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Third Grade Social Studies

For Students 3rd
In this social studies worksheet, 3rd graders complete multiple choice questions about laws, government, states, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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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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What Makes an Amendment?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students investigate amendments to the Constitution. In this government lesson, students research how an amendment is made and amendments that have both passed and failed. They write their own amendment and attempt to have it pass by the...
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The Drought of 2012: Social Studies Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Middle and upper graders explore the concept of drought and how it affects society both politically and economically. In small groups, they will research a drought, how it impacted a specific area or region, and then analyze their...
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The Importance of Inauguration Day

For Teachers 5th - 9th
As Inauguration Day approaches, prepare your learners by researching the protocol of years past.
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Governmental Leaders

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students research a selected state or federal governmental leader in the United States. They observe a teacher demonstration on how to use WorldBook online, conduct Internet research and save three pictures, and complete a research...
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Did Voters Turn Out -- or Are They Turned Off?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
What was the voter turnout at your last state election? Examine voter turnout statistics from the most recent election to learn which ten states have the best turnout record. This lesson offers election data, handouts, and worksheets.
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Citizenship and the Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify government officials and resources on a local, state and national level. They determine the structure of local, state, and national governments.
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The United Nations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What does the United Nations do? This highly informative presentation gives learners an overview of the types of jobs, policies, and functions of the UN. Note: This resource is text-heavy and would be most appropriate for children in...