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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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How Man Negotiates Away His Natural Freedom

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils 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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Vocabulary: Political Systems

For Students 6th - 8th
In this political systems vocabulary worksheet, students choose the vocabulary word that does not belong in each set of words.  Each vocabulary word is related to political systems of Great Britain.
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West African Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of West African Art. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They focus upon the history, geography, economics, and political systems. The information is used to...
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Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
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Municipal Government: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Municipal government takes on many roles, not just the ones we are used to hearing about such as Parks and Recreation. Scholars delve into the topic to get a grasp on how the government system functions. They participate in readings,...
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Foundations of the American Political System

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine the foundations of the political system in America. Analyzing state constitutions, they discover the principles that were used to develop political institutions. They discuss the advantages of a common market and...
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An Introduction to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Change is not always best. Edmund Burke's pamphlet Reflections on the Revolution in France takes this perspective as he argues against the potential instability of upending the traditional government model in France. High schoolers watch...
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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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A Guide to Political Donations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Voters determine the outcome of elections, but campaign donors can influence the attitudes of those voters. Explore nine examples of donors and the amounts of money they want to contribute, and the legal ways the groups can or cannot...
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An Introduction to Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War so influential in his time, as well as in modern politics? Learn about the distinctive features of the text, including its lack of adherence to divine influence, and the details of...
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Political Forum Viewing Guide

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a way to determine a winner of a political debate? Use a helpful rubric to evaluate the issues, specificity, evidence, reasoning, and delivery of candidates in a debate. After assessing each person's performance, high schoolers...
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Political Society

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Do people have to sacrifice something in order to live peacefully in a community? What is more important—freedom or security? These are the questions class members are asked to ponder after reading John Locke's ideas about a political...
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Debates

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do the presidential debates of 2016 compare to the debates from the 1980's? What about the 1960's? Evaluate a chosen candidate or issue from the 20th and 21st centuries with a lesson plan focused on political debates. Middle and high...
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The Etruscans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Etruscans were a mighty civilization that living in what is now known as Tuscany. Discover their politics, military, writing system, and rulers of Rome through a visual presentation. The work is already done, all you need to do is...
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Democracies in North America: Canada, the United States, and Mexico

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine democratic values. In this democracy lesson, students research the political systems of Canada, Mexico, and the United States in order to compare and contrast them. Students also discuss domestic and international events...
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Politics and Youth: ESL lesson

For Teachers 8th - 10th
English language learners focus in on using proper grammar and sentence structure when discussing British Government. Students are given an opportunity to learn more about the UK's political system and how British youth view politics....
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The Structure of Tribal Leadership

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify functions of tribal government, create a diagram of tribal structure, write a summary of research findings and give an oral presentation.  In this structure of tribal leadership instructional activity, students research...
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How Man Negotiates Away His Natural Freedom

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils recognize that our legal-political system has developed through a process of moving from philosophical ideals to compromised working models.
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Israel/Palestine and Saudi Arabia

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine governmental structures in place around the world. In this political systems lesson, 7th graders discuss components of a modern economy, and read two articles. Students answer questions after reading articles and...
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Diversity and Equality

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how our political system addresses issues of diversity. After reading an included article, they discuss the constitutionality of student-led prayer in schools. Working in groups, they role play a Supreme Court case...
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Political and Economic Systems

For Students 6th - 8th
For this politics and economics social studies worksheet, students utilize their textbook to complete an outline with 10 details pertaining to political and economic systems.

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