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Local Government Finance
Eleventh graders discuss the goods and services provided by local government and how they are paid for. They create piecharts demonstrating the revenue sources.
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WANTED: Qualified Candidate for City Manager!
As part of a study of local government, especially the roles played by city officials, class members engage in a simulation in which they assume the role of panel members and interview candidates for the position of city manager.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review Constitution in the Classroom: The Right to Vote
The system of checks and balances is integral to the functionality of the United States government. Learn more about the ways the three branches of the government work together—and about the limitations of their power—with an informative...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
So How Much Are You Really Paying for that Loan?
Loans are rarely provided without a cost. Pupils evaluate the high cost of using a payday loan or payday advance through discussion and worksheets, and finally work in groups to develop short public service announcements that outline the...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
Learners study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. For this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Voting: It's Not a Spectator Sport!
Why is it important to vote? Who is eligible to vote? Why is it that some eligible voters do not vote? Class members conduct interviews with adults and other school mates before researching the eligibility requirements for their state,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fiscal Policy and Stimulus
A country with high recessionary and inflationary gaps has several options to stimulate growth. A video focused on fiscal policy inspires young economists to explore the ways a government can influence, regulate, and stabilize (or...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Van Jones: Police Brutality
Develop an understanding of how the media and society are connected and responsible for the defense of universal human rights. Learners investigate and examine the conflicts of police brutality as it is portrayed in the media and through...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed