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Organization of the Federal Courts

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
A three-lesson collection explores the federal and state court systems, as well as criminal and civil court systems. Along the way, high schoolers consider the qualifications necessary to serve in high-federal offices, and why courts...
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James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
James Madison, fourth president of the United States serving from 1809-1817, is the focus of a four-lesson collection that provides high schoolers with the information they need to understand why Madison is considered "The Father of the...
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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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The Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach young learners about the rights that protect them every day with activities and videos about the Bill of Rights. With fun games, raps, lessons, and collaborative activities, the collection has something for everyone.
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The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give learners a crash course in balancing the books on the United States federal government level with an economics and government resource. Class members engage in a warm-up discussion and brainstorming session before answering...
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The Federal Government's Budget Process

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Over the past two decades, the federal government has shut down at least four times. Pupils may have a tough time understanding the significance of these events without appropriate background. A graphic resource traces the budget...
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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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Three Levels of Government

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Help your learners work their way through a reading assignment for informational text. Using context clues, they answer five comprehension question based on a short passage about the three levels of government: local government, state...
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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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Constitution Lecture 5: Federalism vs. Nationalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is the difference between federalism and nationalism and how did those differences shape the US Constitution? This is the focus of lecture five in a series on understanding the US Constitution. Centralized powers, the role of the...
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Lesson 4 James Madison: Internal Improvements Balancing Act—Federal/State and Executive/Legislative

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who has the power? The founding fathers asked the same question when the United States was formed. Learners explore issues that arose during Madison’s presidency that raised constitutional questions. Through discovery, discussion, and...
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Government Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students work in small group with a sheet of poster board and old magazines. They fold the poster board as indicated on the pyramid diagram. Students label each side with one branch of the government. They glue pictures from the magazine...
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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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Government Agencies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are taught that there is more to executive branch of the federal government than the president and cabinet. They identify in pairs the names and fucntions of different departments under the executive branch of federal...
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The Constitution, Federalism, and the States

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The divide between federal and state government is responsible for much of tension that continues to this day, partly because of the US Constitution. The activities in the 14th lesson in a series of 20 are designed to help learners...
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Power Play

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Should states or the federal government have more power? With this fantastic online interactive, your pupils will be charged with the task of identifying arguments that support either federal or state power.
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Executive Government: Executive Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students make executive decisions. In this Social Studies lesson, 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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The Powers of Government

For Teachers 11th
Explore the powers of the federal and state government. Learners use a Venn Diagram to classify tasks as belonging to the states, the federal government, or both. This activity provides a quick way to review these concepts.
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Citizenship Worksheet 5 - Local and State Government

For Students 8th - 9th
The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution delegates rights that have not been defined by the federal government to the states. But what are the responsibilities of state governments? What about county and city governments?...
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Branches of Government

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Set down the basics of the three branches of government with the reading passage included here. After reading, class members answer five questions related to the passage.
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Federalism

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Federalism divides power to protect individual rights while giving the government enough power to be effective. The concept comes from a balance the Founding Fathers struck between authority and freedom. Scholars explore the relationship...
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Lesson 12: Constitution /Federalism

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the U.S. Constitution. In this American government lesson plan, 12th graders read the Preamble and 7 Articles of the Constitution. Students complete a handout titled "A Student's Guide to the Constitution" and...
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What is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Explore the unique structure of the federal system of government in the United States. Class members will learn about how most nations were organized before the establishment of the Constitution, how power is currently divided between...
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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the structure and powers of the federal government. They assess the validity of recent criticisms of each branch of the federal government and create pyramid posters which simulate the structure of government.

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