2002 City of Newark Mayoral Campaign
Students research community issues and develop a consensus of issues they think the next mayor should address and study the candidates' positions they have chosen to track.
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Counties and Municipalities: What’s the Difference?
What is the difference between a county and a city? Using information they've gathered from a well-organized presentation and engaging role play, learners distinguish the kinds of government services each type of local government...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How can we decide between candidates on election day? After contemplating various issues and qualities, your learners will go through a step-by-step process of researching and evaluating sample candidates and determining their...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
City Government: Omaha, Nebraska
Students explore the function of local government. In this local government lesson, students discover how local government functions. Students participate in activities that require them to balance a city budget and provide services for...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Urban Politics: Machines and Reformers
What were political machines and whom did they serve? As part of a study of US immigration patterns and how these patterns influenced politics, groups investigate how Tammany Hall and other political machines gained support from voters.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Harold Washington's Acceptance Speech - April 12th, 1983
Harold Washington forged a coalition of voters and won the Chicago mayoral election of 1983. In doing so he became the first black mayor of that racially and ethnically divided city. Excerpts from his speech are included in a worksheet...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
City Government Services, Departments, and Funding
What services do local city governments provide? Your class members will participate in a variety of activities to answer this question, and will participate in role play as city council members allocate mock resources to government...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Presidential Elections and American culture
What do statements made by presidential candidates reveal about what they want the public to believe about them? What can be deduced about American culture and values based on these statements? Do these values change over time? How do...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed