We found 197 reviewed resources for federal government structure
What is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #48
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Have you ever wondered how much cash is actually available at any point in time in the United States? Scholars research how the monetary system is set up in the 48th installment of a 50-part series covering the United States government...
Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15
7 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Rules, rules, and more rules. Scholars analyze the role bureaucracy plays in the United States government and politics. Using the 15th installment in a 50-part series that explores US government and politics, a short video clip...
Types of Bureaucracies: Crash Course Government and Politics #16
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the difference between the CIA, FBI, and the Department of Defense? Scholars investigate the different bureaucracies that exist in United States government and politics. They analyze the roles of different agencies while forming...
The Fed Explains: The Central Bank
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What does the Federal Reserve actually do? Explore the three main responsibilities of the Fed—setting monetary policy, regulating and supervising banks, and acting as a bank for the federal government—with a short and engaging video.
The Federalist Debates: Balancing Power Between State and Federal Governments
6th - 8th
Students examine the pros and cons of state sovereignty vs. federalism, as argued by the Founding Fathers. They identify the basic positions of each side, complete a worksheet, and write a persuasive essay arguing for Jefferson or Hamilton.
Structure of Government within the EU
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The political system of the European Union is historically unique and has been constantly evolving. To better understand the structure of the EU, class members compare the EU's branches to those of the United States Federal Government.
Four Activities: Thurgood Marshall and the Nomination and Confirmation of Federal Judges
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The process of nominating and confirming federal judges can sound like a lot of bureaucratic hoops, but a resource breaks down the steps of the Supreme Court nominations in a simpler manner. Learners participate in four activities that...
Legal System Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #18
8 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do the courts only exist to punish people? Scholars investigate the many roles the criminal justice system plays in the United States government and politics. They research a short video clip to better understand and analyze the role the...
Branching out into Politics: the Structure of Federal and State Government
Do your eighth graders know the difference between the Federal and State Governments? Encourage them to learn more about the three branches in each government with a jigsaw activity. Groups work together at six different stations to...