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Literacy in History/Social Studies: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Social studies and literacy skills go hand in hand, as one of the core components of history, philosophy, political science and the other social studies is the written word. The RH.9-10 CCSS standards place an emphasis on primary...
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Political Theory - Friedrich Hayek

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Friedrich Hayek is known for his theories on the connection between economics and political science—and the way they influence each other. An informative video describes Hayek's political philosophy and his views on the importance of a...
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An Introduction to Aristotle's Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are politics a necessary and natural part of society? High schoolers view a brief explanation of Aristotle's Politics to learn more about the ways Greek society — and modern society — form the political world to help citizens improve...
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An Introduction to Hans Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can countries avoid global warfare if they all act the same way? Consider the importance of international relations with a video analysis of Hans Morgenthau's 1948 work, Politics Among Nations, which cites liberal idealism as a factor in...
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An Introduction to Max Weber's Politics as a Vocation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The basis of sociology rests in leadership, followers, and core beliefs driving a society. Max Weber's 20th century work Politics as a Vocation examines the path ahead for Germany after World War I, and posits that it is the role of...
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Politics

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, high schoolers respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Politics by Aristotle. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Writing Exercise: The Age of Reaction

For Students 9th - 11th
Explore the French Revolution of 1830, The Age of Reaction. The class answers five short essay questions where they define political philosophies, summarize the Revolution of 1830, and discuss the effects of the Metternich system and...
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Politics and Leadership

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a historic leader and analyze how a philosopher's writings influenced the ruler in an essay. In this philosophy of government lesson plan, students view a video and participate in a class discussion on how great...
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The Art of Political Cartoons in Revolutionary America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze political cartoons. In this colonial America instructional activity, students examine the provided political cartoons and respond to analytical questions about each of them.
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An Introduction to Kenneth Waltz’s Theory of International Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kenneth Waltz's 1979 book An Introduction of International Politics used game theory and rational calculation to discuss international relations. Learn more about the ways states rely on trust to interact with each other, and how large...
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An Introduction to James Ferguson’s The Anti-Politics Machine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Economic development and politics are intricately connected. As part of a larger series about the world's greatest ideas, an engaging video takes this into consideration when exploring James Ferguson's The Anti-Politics Machine. The...
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An Introduction to Saba Mahmood’s Politics of Piety

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do traditional customs of Islam contradict western feminism? Explore this and more using a video summary of Saba Mahmood's Politics of Piety, part of an extensive playlist about the world's greatest ideas. It addresses a common...
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An Introduction to Joan Wallach Scott's Gender and the Politics of History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are gender equality and language connected? A video summary of Joan Wallach Scott's Gender and the Politics of History addresses this question as part of a larger playlist that discusses ideas of the world. The summary gives an...
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Political Theory - John Locke

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Your high schoolers may be tabula rasa about political theory until they learn about John Locke. Use a thought-provoking video to teach them about his philosophies on the natural rights of all humans, religious tolerance, and of course,...
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Politics

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy learning exercise, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions about Politics by Aristotle. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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In Praise of Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a political party and prepare a report about its history, philosophy, and the party's position regarding two major political issues. They complete a variety of additional creative activities regarding their party, as well.
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Ancient Philosophy: Greeks or Romans?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhile often not recognized, the ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers still echo today. Using a series of videos and graphic organizers, individuals explore how ancient Greeks and Romans have influenced current Western political...
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The Presidential Campaign Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students play a game. For this election lesson, students play the Presidential Campaign Game. Students learn about the politics and process of electing a president.
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Political Parties Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this political parties worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer questions about the history of party politics in the United States.
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Chinese Philosophies & Ethical Codes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Focusing primarily on Confucianism, these slides contrast the philosophies of India with those of China - and introduce the philosophies of Legalism and Daoism as well. Your world history lecture will come alive with the clear outlines...
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The Political is Personal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine their own political party affiliations and political beliefs. After reading an article, they discuss how students at Duke define their political philosophies. They brainstorm events, people and experiences that have...
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An Introduction to Elizabeth Anscombe’s Modern Moral Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does moral obligation only make sense in the presence of divine authority? A video summary of "Modern Moral Philosophy" by Elizabeth Anscombe, part of a larger playlist about the world's greatest ideas, provides an overview of a newer...
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Lesson 11: Enlightenment: An Application of Reform to Political Theories

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders determine what the Enlightenment had to do with the American Revolution. For this historical perspectives lesson, 9th graders examine the ideals of Enlightenment philosophers as they view a PowerPoint presentation. Students...
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An Introduction to Robert Dahl's Who Governs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the world of politics, access to resources often determines who holds the power. A video summary of Who Governs? by Robert Dahl shares Dahl's theories about political power and influence based on his study of a local community. The...

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