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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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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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Caucus 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Want to get your students, their parents, and your community involved in the democratic process? Although designed for Iowans, you don't have to be from that state nor does it need to be an election year to benefit from the resources in...
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Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2016

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What better way to develop an awareness of the power of presidential campaigns ads than by analyzing them? The resources in this collection ask class members to develop criteria for evaluating effective ads, and to examine the claims,...
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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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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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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 instructional activity, students conduct research to compare and contrast the forms of government in the ...
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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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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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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 lesson, 10th graders read excerpts of the Mayflower Compact and an article about John Locke's government philosophy. Students research autocratic...
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Political Systems

For Students 8th - 10th
In this political systems worksheet, students read the dialogue examples in pairs to explore political systems within Britain.
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Honoring An Imperial Legacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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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 lesson that is intended to build content-specific vocabulary and...
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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 lesson, students explore unitary, conferderation, and federal forms of government as they create products that note details regarding each.
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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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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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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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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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How Man Negotiates Away His Natural Freedom

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students recognize that our legal-political system hasdeveloped through a process of moving from philosophical ideals to compromised working models. They apply John Locke's views to the development of U.S. political theory and systems.
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Compare the United States Government with Other Political Systems

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners 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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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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