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76 resources with the keyterm u.s. government

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Lost Hero: Was John Hanson Actually the First President?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The first president of the United States was ... John Hanson? Scholars investigate the notion that the initial leader of the nation was not George Washington. Using research, articles, and open discussion, individuals create a quest for...
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Lost Hero: The "To Do List" of the Continental Congress

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is on your to-do list today? The second lesson of a three-part series on Lost Heroes of America investigates the laundry list of items in front of the second Continental Congress. Scholars research, analyze, and present information...
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Lesson 13: Constitution/Federalism

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders compare and contrast American government with the government systems other countries. For this government lesson, 12th graders research several governments in order to complete the provided handout and make posters that...
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Shay's Rebellion

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders determine the role that Shay's Rebellion played in creating a stronger central government in the United States. In this early American history lesson, 12th graders read about the rebellion and then create political...
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George Washington: The Precedent President

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate precedents set during George Washington's term in office. They conduct Internet research, develop a list of the responsibilities of the President, match Washington's accomplishments with the list, and play a game.
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Why Vote? A Public Awareness Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the structure of local government and determine why citizens vote. In this civics lesson plan, students listen to a lecture about the structure of local government and then encourage others to exercise their right to vote.
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What Can You Find in the Cabinet?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Looking in the cabinet can be fascinating! Examine the various departments of the Executive Cabinet in this group research project, which jigsaws so each small group has a different department and presents to the class. Groups create...
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Congress: The House of Representatives

For Students 10th - 12th
This simple worksheet could accompany a text (as it indicates a chapter and section), but could also be given as a guide to independent research. Basic concepts of Congress are prompted through matching and multiple choice. This could be...
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Reviewing the Election Process by NOW Classroom for PBS

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students take a closer look at presidential elections. In this election process lesson, students discuss the roles of the primary, caucus, polls, Electoral College, delegates, and lobbyists in the process. Students then access the listed...
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The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the text of the U.S. Constitution. In this primary sources lesson, students visit the Library of Congress web site to analyze the documents that led to the ratification of the Constitution. 
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Lesson 2: The Federal Court System

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the functions of the Federal Court System. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders examine the needs for courts as they discuss justice and rights, take a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building,and...
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Bill Of Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine Supreme Court cases. In this U.S. government instructional activity, students watch a video about the Bill of Rights and then research 4 Supreme Court cases using the noted web site. High schoolers analyze the...
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Bill of Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze the U.S. Bill of Rights. They conduct research on an amendment of the Bill of Rights, complete a worksheet that matches scenarios to amendments of the Bill of Rights, and write a letter to their Congressperson.
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Sizing Up The Senate

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners consider Senate leadership by examining specific positions and staging a mock legislative session. They write reflective essays considering the inner workings of the Senate.
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Government in Contemporary Virginia

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore U.S. growth by examining photographs. In this U.S. government lesson, students discuss the American Revolution and the impact it had on colonial Virginia and 20th century America. Students view photographs and documents...
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Lessons from the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover what a dictatorship is by examining the holocaust.  In this government lesson, students discuss the laws that were enacted for Nazis to take control of Germany, and the types of laws we have put place to prevent that...
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A More Perfect Union

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on the development of the U.S. government. They examine the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence, develop a class translation of the preamble to the Constitution, create a flow chart,...
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Lesson 1: The Federal Court System

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the functions of the Federal Court System. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders examine the needs for courts as they discuss justice and rights, read an excerpt from Hamilton's Federalist Papers and...
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Legislative Branch (Congress) Questions

For Students 8th - 12th
In this U. S. government worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the responsibilities of congressional members.
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Judicial Branch & Supreme Court Questions

For Students 7th - 12th
In this U. S. government worksheet, students respond to 19 short answer questions about the responsibilities of Supreme Court members in the United States.
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Constitution Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this U. S. government practice worksheet, high schoolers respond to 6 short answer questions regarding details of the U. S. Constitution.
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The Constitution of the United States of America

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the United States Constitution. In this U.S. government and nonfiction guided reading lesson, students read sections of The Constitution of the United States of America, then answer comprehension questions orally....
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General Questions about Congress

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Congressional duties worksheet, students research the noted Internet site and then respond to 20 questions about Congress and their duties.
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Declaring Independence

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students compare independence documents. In this democratic values lesson plan, students compare and contrast the Declaration of Independence to France's Declaration of the Rights of Man to the Declaration of the United Nations. Students...