Political Science Teacher Resources

Here is a world of politics that you'll actually be excited to join! Find resources for analyzing political systems and behaviors, as well as the policies and procedures of state and national government.
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Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the emergence of the political party system in the early days of United States government and politics. They view the 41st video in a 50-part series to analyze the reasoning behind the existence of political parties...
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Political Parties: Crash Course Government and Politics #40

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party members, the Green Party, and Libertarians are just some of the political parties that exist in the United States government and politics. Scholars research the creation of a political party and how they...
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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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Congressional Decisions: Crash Course Government and Politics #10

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does a member of Congress make a final decision on a bill or law? Scholars view a short video that investigates the process in which members of Congress come to their own conclusions. They analyze the impact special interest groups,...
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Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered if those in power actually consider the interests of their constituents? The 42nd video clip in a 50-part series on the United States government and politics introduces the concept of special interest groups....
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Supreme Court of the United States Procedures: Crash Course Government and Politics #20

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can you get a case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States? Learners research the way a court case ends up in the highest court in the 20th installment of a 50-part series covering the United States government and...
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President Kennedy and Kentucky Politics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the interactions between Kentucky Governor Bert Combs and President Kennedy. They examine JFK's interest in Kentucky politics and construct history through Governor Bert Comb's interview.
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The Organization of Political Parties

For Students 10th - 12th
Challenge the future world leaders in your class with this worksheet, which tests their knowledge on the organization of modern political parties. Students can access their prior knowledge of current elections, or notes from your...
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Political Leaders from Contemporary Settings

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How many current political leaders can your class identify? Do they know who Manmohan Singh is? Use the presentation like a flash card who's who, to help the class recognize leaders from the United States, India, Canada, Mexico,Great...
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Islam and Politics: Crash Course World History 216

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Islamism, not to be mistaken for the religion of Islam itself, defines a government that uses Islam as its basis. A Crash Course World History video discusses the historical spread of Islam in context with the political presence of...
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The Role of Political Parties in the Legislative Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define term political party, explain the role of political parties, and describe what the country would be like without political parties.
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Leaders & Leadership: A Political Power Structure from Washington to West KY

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Though outdated (the presentation names members of the Bush Administration as current political leaders), these slides could be useful to an industrious teacher who is willing to update the information in the Executive, Judicial, and...
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Consuming and Creating Political Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA picture is worth a thousand words, but political art may be worth even more! After examining examples of political cartoons, murals, and other forms of public art, class members create their own pieces to reflect their ideals and...
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Lesson Four: Evolution of American Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the 2 main American political parties. In this American politics lesson, students discover how the Democrat and Republican Parties came to be and then create vocabulary booklets for the lesson.
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Art in Nazi Germany When Art and Politics Didn't Agree

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Five lessons display the art created by Germans under the Weimar Republic. The focus of these lessons is to help learners understand the role of art in politics, government censorship, and Nazi tactics. Web links are included.
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Unit 8: Political Peanuts - Cartoons Inspired by President Carter

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Your scholars may be familiar with the Marvel universe, but do they know how to read political cartoons? Comics aren't just for kids ... they often convey sophisticated political ideas, and reading them takes practice. A wealth of...
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Interpreting Political Cartoons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students describe political events, figures, and ideas in political cartoon, "Join, or Die," interpret message in political cartoon in terms of events leading to American Revolution, and answer questions about political cartoon.
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Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in a lesson plan that is about the development of political parties in the United States government. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use some key focus questions to guide the activities and...
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Political Cartoons

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore political cartoons.  In this government current events lesson plan, students analyze the visual language and symbolism present in five different political cartoons.  Young scholars discuss the event or issue that...
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Lesson 5: Evolution of American Political Parties

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders take a closer look at the history of the Democrat and Republican Parties as well as lesser-known parties. In this American politics lesson, 12th graders view a PowerPoint presentation and then build their own political...
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Political Maps

For Students 5th - 6th
In this map skills worksheet, students analyze a political map of the Middle East. Students use the map to answer 8 questions.
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Analyzing Bias and Point of View Interpreting Public Opinion of the Presidential Response to the Great Depression through Political Cartoons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze political cartoons of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students determine how Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt  led during the economic downturn as they respond to discussion questions regarding the...
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Interpreting Political Cartoons in the History Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars analyze political cartoons. In this historical perspectives lesson, students use the provided cartoon analysis worksheet to examine the political cartoons that their instructor shares with them.
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"No Laughing Matter" Analyzing Political Cartoons 2

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine political cartoons. In this historical perspectives lesson, 7th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that feature political cartoons of the past.  Analysis of ...