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iCivics: Mini Media Literacy Library

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Designed for the high school classroom, the  mini-lessons in this collection combine studies of the United States government with news literacy skills. Each lesson includes a civics reading, a news literacy feature, and a news literacy...
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The Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach young learners about the rights that protect them every day with activities and videos about the Bill of Rights. With fun games, raps, lessons, and collaborative activities, the collection has something for everyone.
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The Fed Explained

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Animated videos, colorful graphics, and catchy examples help young economists gain an understanding of the Federal Reserve and its role in the Reserve System. The nine resources in the collection cover such basic economic concepts as...
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Lesson Plan: U.S. Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine reasons for studying government. In this U.S. government lesson, students brainstorm the reasons for rules. Students draft their own class constitution in the style of the U.S. Constitution.
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How is Power Divided in the United States Government?

For Students 7th - 12th
Need an introduction to the three branches of the United States government? Look no further! This video offers a basic breakdown of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, including their general makeup and designated...
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The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give learners a crash course in balancing the books on the United States federal government level with an economics and government resource. Class members engage in a warm-up discussion and brainstorming session before answering...
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Grandpa' Fight and the U.S. Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students are given the United States Constitution, students generate a list on the board of Grandpa's constitutional rights that might help him keep his home and property. Students become "experts," by reading and group discussion, on...
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United States Government 5th Grade

For Students 5th
In this review of United States government worksheet, 5th graders recall facts and answer multiple choice questions. Students answer 25 questions.
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The Federal Government's Budget Process

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Over the past two decades, the federal government has shut down at least four times. Pupils may have a tough time understanding the significance of these events without appropriate background. A graphic resource traces the budget...
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Bill Of Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine Supreme Court cases. In this U.S. government lesson, students watch a video about the Bill of Rights and then research 4 Supreme Court cases using the noted web site. High schoolers analyze the presented...
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Differing Federal Responses to the Great Depression: Letter Analysis

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young analysts examine two letters, one written by President Hoover and one written by FDR. Each letter contains that president's response to the role of the Federal Government during times of crisis (The Great Depression). They analyze...
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Constitution Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this U. S. government practice worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer questions regarding details of the U. S. Constitution.
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A More Perfect Union

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on the development of the U.S. government. They examine the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence, develop a class translation of the preamble to the Constitution, create a flow chart,...
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Government in Contemporary Virginia

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore U.S. growth by examining photographs. In this U.S. government lesson, students discuss the American Revolution and the impact it had on colonial Virginia and 20th century America. Students view photographs and documents...
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Foundations of United States Government

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze the significant events in the founding of the United States. They read and analyze text, role-play famous Colonial Americans, write a biographical journal entry, and develop a thesis and write an essay in...
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Documents and Symbols and American Freedom

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students complete a unit of lessons on the documents, symbols, and famous people involved in the founding of the U.S. government. They create a personal bill of rights, write a found poem, design a flag, conduct research, and role-play...
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The Constitution of the United States of America

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the United States Constitution. In this U.S. government and nonfiction guided reading lesson, students read sections of The Constitution of the United States of America, then answer comprehension questions orally....
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Judicial Branch & Supreme Court Questions

For Students 7th - 12th
For this U. S. government worksheet, students respond to 19 short answer questions about the responsibilities of Supreme Court members in the United States.
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Legislative Branch (Congress) Questions

For Students 8th - 12th
In this U. S. government worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the responsibilities of congressional members.
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US Government

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students analyze core democratic values. In this U.S. government lesson, students consider government principles as they conduct research to compare and contrast Authoritarianism and Democracy.
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True or False?: 3 Branches of U.S. Government

For Students 6th - 8th
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This worksheet is composed of 10 statements. Learners must determine if each statement is true or false. If it is false, they write in the correct...
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Federalism: Crash Course Government and Politics #4

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who has the power? Learners investigate the concept of federalism in the United States government and politics. They view a short video to understand and discuss the concept of who controls the laws around health care, taxes, and even...
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Branches of U.S. Government

For Students 7th - 8th
In this branches of U.S. government worksheet, students answer 3 questions for each branch concerning separation of powers, then give examples from the textbook for the use of checks and balances for each branch.
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Constitution Lectures 3: The Powers of Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Break down the powers of the government as they are stated in the US Constitution. Older learners will have a lot to think about as they listen to this lecture on the three branches of the US government and the powers each holds. Primary...