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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Limited Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a letter to King George III from the point of view of Thomas Jefferson. They defend constitutional democracy and explain the differences between limited and unlimited government.
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American Government

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Challenge your students with this lesson on American government! Learners discuss the three branches of government and its responsilbities, and then go on to more complex critical-thinking activities. Students interview members of the...
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Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students explore civics vocabulary through skits and games, conduct web research and write responses to the themes of efforts in early American Government and the identification of reasons Americans need government.
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Limited and Unlimited Governments

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students distinguish limited from unlimited government and provide examples of each type. They analyze the structure of a current government to determine whether it is a limited or unlimited government and provide support for their...
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We the People... How Does Government Secure Natural Rights?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the Founders' ideas about what kind of government is most likely to protect the basic rights of people. They distinguish between limited and unlimited government.
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Limited v. Unlimited Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the characteristics of a limited and unlimited government. In groups, they use this information to create a chart and write a description of how leaders are chosen in each. They share their information...
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The Government and Natural Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars are introduced to some basic ideas the Framers used in creating the kind of government they thought would best protect the natural rights of each individual and promote the good of all. At the conclusion of the lesson,...
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Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils explore the form and function of American government. In this political systems lesson, students explore unitary, conferderation, and federal forms of government as they create products that note details regarding each.
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Democracy vs. Republic vs. Dictatorship

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Simulate the inner-workings of three different types of government with one activity. The class splits into three groups, and each group creates a Frisbee. The twist is that each group must behave like a certain type of government. Who...
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Limits of Power

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the importance of limiting power in governments. In this government lesson, students investigate the importance of placing limits on government by looking at the US Constitution. They look at ways that being an active...
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How Does Government Secure Natural Rights?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explain why a government with a constitution is not necessarily a constitutional government, and identify alternative models of government that the Founders had to choose from.
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Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the origins of American government.
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Organize Your Own Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, design a government. They create a web page that describes the group's fictitious nation, details the citizen's culture, identifies the type of government and explores how the chosen government would respond to...
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Why Do We Need Limited Government?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study how limited government protects individual rights and identify the limits that are placed on US authorities. They investigate the meaning of discrimination and individual rights as they complete the attached worksheet.
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Discovering Aristotle's Three Forms

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students, working in small groups, role play different kinds of governments--oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, and democratic republic. They portray their form of government in a skit, while other groups guess which kind of government...
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It's a Grand Ol' Government!

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars discuss the three branches of government and the different levels. They talk about the purpose of laws and use the Internet to locate information about governments. They watch the video, "United States Constitution" and...
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Comparing Economic Systems

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to...
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The Energy Task Force

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate a meeting of the President's energy task force in order to observe how energy policy may be developed with the input of various groups. Students will form groups with the following roles: lobbyists, members of the...
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Nationalism & Imperialism Exam

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Nationalism and Imperialism exam review worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice and 5 matching questions that were the most frequently missed on their initial exam.
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Federalism and the Prevention of Abuse of Power in the US Federal Government

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders stud Federalism and identify examples of abuse of power.
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Advise And Consent Lesson 1: Limits of Power

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine the importance of citizens being involved in their community government for the common good. They look at the importance of limiting government and the concepts of philanthropy.
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Lobbying

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the role of lobbyists in Washington, D.C.  In this Legislative Branch lesson, students watch video segments and read excerpts about lobbying. Students write essays that explore the pros and cons of lobbying.
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Where Do Student Press Rights Start … and Stop?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover their First Amendment Rights. In this law and government lesson, students examine the regulations that affect their freedom of speech as they investigate several Supreme Court cases.
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Economics: The Scarcity Principle

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discover how scarcity leads to economic choices. They examine its effect on individuals, business, and governments. Students simulate various scenarios to determine the role scarcity plays in each.

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