Word Processing/Spell Checking
Students practice typing historical document that contains intentional spelling errors, and use spell checking assistant to correct errors before printing final document.
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“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 6: Constitutional Principles: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Twelfth graders explore the concept of checks and balances. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the basic responsibilities of the three branches of government. Students then take a closer look at judicial review as they...
12th Social Studies & History
Better Writing through Microsoft Word
Young scholars use the tools on Microsoft Word to analyze and improve their writing. They use the thesaurus in revising writing and use the readability statistics in Word. The parapgraph is revised to include specific nouns,...
1st - 12th Technology & Engineering
The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Checks and Balances in Supreme Court Nominations
Students discover the system of Checks and Balances related to recent events prompting action by one or more of the three branches of government. They study the process for selecting and confirming a Supreme Court justice. They examine...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History