The Majority Rules, But
Students examine the meaning of majority rule and minority rights. They discover why these ideals are necessary for our government to work. They use illustrations to relate the five principles of the American government.
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Representation: Majority Rule
Students explore government. In this decision making lesson, students discover the importance of majority rule in the passing of bills. They all participate in a class debate and practice the different forms of decision making. This...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent instructional activity on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sample Test: Law, Past & Present
From the Magna Carta. Code of Hammurabi, and common law to today's special interest groups and law enforcement agencies, test your young historians on the evolution of the rule of law in society with this multiple choice assessment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Governments Exist? Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, and Rousseau
Here is a great secondary source reading that includes the primary ideas and philosophies of the famed Enlightenment philosophers: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In additional to discussing...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rules of Thumb for Possessives/Apostrophes
Examples of incorrectly used or absent apostrophes mark nine of these entertaining, yet demoralizing slides. In order to leave the reader inspired to write well, the majority of the slides give examples of how to use apostrophes...
7th - 12th English Language Arts