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170 resources with the keyterm politics

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Denial on Trial

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is the "Faurisson Affair”? What is “Holocaust Revisionism”? What does freedom of speech entail? Do revisionists have a right to voice their ideas? Such questions are at the heart of a richly detailed, thought provoking lesson...
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SWOT Teams: Analyzing the Political Parties for the 2010 Midterm Elections

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What are political parties and what so strategists do? In this political analysis lesson, students analyze political strategies to understand their strengths and weaknesses. They use key details from the text to learn how to create...
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The Presidential Campaign Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners play a game. In this election lesson, students play the Presidential Campaign Game. Learners learn about the politics and process of electing a president.
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Case Study of a Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read a case study of one campaign to discover how political campaigns addresses the needs of the voters. In groups, they answer questions related to the case and discuss how the commercials affect society as a whole. They use...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Presidential Candidates

For Students 11th - 12th
Build critical analysis skills with this cartoon for the classroom. Upper graders answer three critical thinking questions to help them analyze a political cartoon, which depicts how Presidential Candidates are judged and chosen. Put...
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Travel Diary

For Teachers 10th
Darwin kept a travel diary as he voyaged to South America, noting the politics, geography, cultures, animals, and interesting facts he encountered. Your class will do the same. Each student chooses a country to research and keep a five...
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Early Voting, Other Election Changes are Possible

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use the internet and linked sites to explore current voting methods in their community. They research suggestions that have been made for changes and interview people who made these suggestions (when possible). Students suggest...
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President Kennedy and Kentucky Politics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the interactions between Kentucky Governor Bert Combs and President Kennedy. They examine JFK's interest in Kentucky politics and construct history through Governor Bert Comb's interview.
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Abraham Lincoln and the Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a study of history and how the figure of Abraham Lincoln has evolved into a national cultural icon. They discuss the importance of his life and how he influenced the political landscape of America in the past and present.
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Women's Suffrage

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the role of women in the early 1900s. In groups, they use the internet to research groups who favored or opposed giving women the right to vote. To end the lesson, they note the methods used by women to finally gain...
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Cartoons for the Classroom

For Students 8th - 11th
Political cartoons have been used to decades. What do they symbolize? Why use a political cartoon instead of an editorial piece? Look at the two political cartoons illustrated here and analyze them as a class or in pairs. Consider...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Politics of Change

For Students 8th - 12th
Empty rhetoric in Washington timelessly inspires political cartoons. Examine this concept through an analysis handout, which features a cartoon by Pat Oliphant (archived work is linked for possible extension activities). Although this...
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Presidential Sweepstakes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders visit the National Gallery of Art and are introduced to portraiture as well as politics and presidents. They use these themes to form political parties and carry out their own "election".
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Harry S. Truman - Campaign of 1948

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students establish the major events leading up to the election in 1948.  In this U.S. History lesson plan, students research details about Harry S. Truman, then they participate in a class discussion about him so that they are ready to...
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How Did the Progressive Party affect American Society

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the political views of the Progressive Party. In this U.S. History lesson, 9th graders read the "LaFollette Platform," then share their thoughts of the reading in a class discussion. To conclude the lesson, students...
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Politics

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Politics by Aristotle. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Politics and Leadership

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research a historic leader and analyze how a philosopher's writings influenced the ruler in an essay. In this philosophy of government lesson plan, students view a video and participate in a class discussion on how great...
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Death and Taxes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore the "death tax" and analyze statistical information about how the government taxes dead people. They research sources to determine the validity of a anti-tax group campaign and John McCain's claims about taxes. ...
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Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a lesson that is about the development of political parties in the United States government. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use some key focus questions to guide the activities and information...
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Political Parties in Campaign 2004

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the 2004 campaigns of John Kerry and George W. Bush. They identify the parties and their stance on important issues. They use the internet to research information and complete a worksheet to end the lesson.
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What Really Happened at Jamestown?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch video clips and research online in order to postulate why there was widespread death at Jamestown. They discuss their ideas in groups and present and justify them to the class.
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The Legacy of Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady

For Teachers Pre-K - 9th
In the wake of her recent passing, spend some time acquainting your class with the life of a woman who was highly influential in politics.
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P.C. Games

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Discuss and share opinions on violent computer games. After reading an article, your class will discover the controversy surrounding online games. They analyze the suitability of computer games and write their own letters to a developer...
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Understanding History, Religion, and Politics in Jerusalem and Beyond

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the reasons behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Exploring multiple perspectives, they discuss the concepts of peoples' rights and justice in the area. They practice applying conflict resolution principles as well.