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Student Government: Portraying Parliament
Students participate a simulation of a parliamentary government. They hold an election, swear in as representatives and hold monthly meetings.
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What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?
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...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Leads to Revolution?
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing for Revolution
Class members create a timeline of actions by both the British parliament and the colonists that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution. Groups use the provided Primary Source Analysis Tool to examine and evaluate materials to...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Executive Government: Three Levels of Government
Students identify and classify the powers and responsibilities of all three levels of executive government in Australia. In this executive government lesson, students discuss the various services that the government in Australia...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History