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World Governments and Mapping Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here you will find maps, great informational text, and vital information on political systems and government. The slide show provides material on democratic and nondemocratic systems of government as well as a map activity intended to...
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Political Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every political system has advantages and disadvantages. To gain an understanding of these differences, groups investigate the political system of another country—oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, parliamentary—and prepare a...
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Comparing Canadian and U.S. Political Systems and Political Campaigns

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this political systems lesson, students conduct research to compare and contrast the forms of government in the United States and...
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Absolute Monarchy v Democracy

For Students 7th - 9th
Put your learners into groups to compare the differences and similarities in Absolute Monarchy and Democracy. This useful handout includes three rows: one for the seven functions of a Monarchy, and two for political comparison. An answer...
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Feudalism: A Social and Political System

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Feudalsim worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about the topic, examine the listed Web sites about the topic, and then respond to 14 short answer questions about the information presented.
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What are the Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the roots of the American political system. In this government instructional activity, 10th graders read excerpts of the Mayflower Compact and an article about John Locke's government philosophy. Students research...
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Political Systems

For Students 8th - 10th
In this political systems learning exercise, students read the dialogue examples in pairs to explore political systems within Britain.
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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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American Focus on World Constitutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders read several passages to gain an understanding of the nations that have adopted a constitution similar to the United States Constitution. This is a scripted instructional activity that is intended to build content-specific...
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Honoring An Imperial Legacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research, compare, and identify imperial Rome's impact on modern governments. They compare the political system of ancient Rome to modern political systems throughout the world.
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Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the form and function of American government. In this political systems instructional activity, students explore unitary, conferderation, and federal forms of government as they create products that note details...
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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 12

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate various political systems around the world. They complete a chart that compares the U.S. political system with other nations' governments, conduct research on a selected nation, and present an oral report.
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An Introduction to Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy In America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Alexis de Tocqueville wanted to establish a successful democracy in France, so he turned to the newest example of democracy available in the early nineteenth century: the young American government. Learn more about the observations from...
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Structure of Government within the EU

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The political system of the European Union is historically unique and has been constantly evolving. To better understand the structure of the EU, class members compare the EU's branches to those of the United States Federal Government.
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Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final Countdown

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Election season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential...
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Comparison of Political Ideologies in the Context of Constitutional Preambles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the various philosophies that form the foundations of political systems of major world countries.
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Communism

For Students 8th - 11th
Clarifying the differences between Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism, as well as describing the historical contexts for each, this video will help viewers understand the meaning of Communist and Capitalist countries. This resource...
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Compare the United States Government with Other Political Systems

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the U.S. form of government and illustrate other forms of government found throughout the world. They explain the similarities and differences between the U.S and other governments.
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An Introduction to Immigration and the Canadian Political System

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders take a citizenship test before learning how their own ideology fits in with current political parties. They create questions for a debate and learn the process of registering to vote.
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Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the makeup and division in the legislative branch known as Congress by watching a short video outlining the function of committees within both houses. The topic inspires active thought and discussion about the...
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Drafting Board: Interest Groups

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does the influence of interest groups harm a political system? Your class members will analyze the role of interest groups in American politics, as well as consider the effect of perspective, bias, loyalty, and the First Amendment.
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Revolutions in Russia

For Teachers 10th - 12th
From the fall of the Czars, to Stalin as Dictator, this presentation outlines major shifts in political power during the Russian Revolution. Easy to follow and great for taking notes, your class will be able to obtain the information...
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Political Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this political systems worksheet, students discuss the type of society they would prefer, a class-less one regulated by democracy or a society with all levels of income and wealth, regulated by free market.
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FDR-Hitler: Conflicting Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the governments of the United States and Germany during World War II. Using different media, they identify the actions of both countries during the war and their major mistakes. They write a short summary...

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