Democracy through Parliamentary Committees / Lessons 2 : Selecting and Studying a Specific Bill
High schoolers appreciate and respect the advantages of Canada's parliamentary system. They engage in a lesson plan which illustrates the important role committees play in drafting bills.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Financial Crises, Reform, and Central Banking: Establishing the Federal Reserve
From the First and Second Banks of the United States to the founding of the Federal Reserve, discover how the American nation attempted to reform its financial history throughout the years.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Congress and the Legislative Process: A Simulation in How a Bill Becomes a Law
As part of the study of the legislative process, class members research redistricting and gerrymandering, and the effects of these activities on law making. On day one of the two-day plan, individuals redistrict the state of Elbonia so...
10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Founders’ Library: Thinking as a Founding Father
Students analyze the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In this U.S. government lesson, students examine books, movies, and music that influence them today and then investigate writings that influenced the framers of the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Drafting Board: Interest Groups
Does the influence of interest groups harm a political system? Your class members will analyze the role of interest groups in American politics, as well as consider the effect of perspective, bias, loyalty, and the First Amendment.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Political Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages
Every political system has advantages and disadvantages. To gain an understanding of these differences, groups investigate the political system of another country—oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, parliamentary—and prepare a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Is Everyone Protected by the Bill of Rights?
Who is protected by the Bill of Rights? Learners examine the Bill of Rights and conduct research regarding gay people in the military. They use their research findings to prepare for and participate in a debate regarding the military ban...
10th - 12th English Language Arts