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Political Ideology: Crash Course Government and Politics #35

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the various political ideologies that exist in the United States government and politics. The 35th video in a 50-part series outlines the sources that create a person's political ideology. 
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The Checks and Balances System: A Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Here is a basic worksheet to accompany your lesson on the United States government's system of checks and balances. Pupils identify which of the three branches of government has the power listed in the first column (i.e. veto bills,...
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Inauguration and Transition

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States government functions smoothly only with the successful and peaceful transition of power. Explore the ways that presidential inaugurations can set the tone for these transitions, from careful planning beforehand to...
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How Voters Decide: Crash Course Government and Politics #38

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever asked people who just voted why they chose a particular candidate? The answers may very greatly. Scholars analyze the key factors of how voters decide which check mark to place in which boxes. They use a short video...
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Structure of the Court System: Crash Course Government and Politics #19

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Supreme Court is set up to practice a concept known as Judicial Review. Scholars investigate the structure of the court system in the United States government and politics. They use a short video, the 19th of a 50-part unit, to...
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Review Game: Governing the People

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Who does what in the US government? If your class has a handle on the basics of local, state, and federal government, then reviewing with a game will be great fun. They answer 12 different questions that cover topics such as, governors,...
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The Plan of Government under the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the U.S. plan for federal government. For this U.S. Constitution lesson, students investigate a chart on the responsibilities of the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branches of governments. Students complete a...
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Compromise is the Key

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson plan, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal...
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Play House

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore U.S. government by participating in a role playing activity. In this House of Representatives lesson, students discuss the first day of congress and the role the House plays in running the United States. Students define...
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U.S. Government" Part 2

For Students 4th - 6th
In this United States government worksheet, students match vocabulary words to their definitions. Students match twelve words.
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4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level

For Students 5th - 8th
This is a 4-H citizenship activity that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the three branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. It also includes a word search, directions...
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US Government Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Help your young historians get ready for a cumulative exam in a fun and engaging way. This Jeopardy Game on U.S. Government, is just like the real one. Included along with Jeopardy music and the voice of Alex Trebek, are the topics of:...
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Separation of Powers

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the separation of powers in local and federal government. Using case studies, they review several instances of separation of powers. After reading the case studies, they write a brief opinion essays supporting their...
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Teaching Six Big Ideas in the Constitution

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students debate the constitutional principles of the United States. In this U.S. government lesson, students examine the meaning of the text of the U.S. Constitution and analyze other primary documents of the era. Students prepare for...
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The U.S. Constitution:Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students examine and analyze primary sources regarding the plan for U.S....
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Lesson Plan: The State of the Union

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the state of the union. In this U.S. government lesson, students analyze the 1998 State of the Union address and write their own reactions to the speech as they take on personas of cabinet members and political party...
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Lesson 13: Constitution/Federalism

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders compare and contrast American government with the government systems other countries. In this government lesson, 12th graders research several governments in order to complete the provided handout and make posters that...
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Lost Hero: Was John Hanson Actually the First President?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The first president of the United States was ... John Hanson? Scholars investigate the notion that the initial leader of the nation was not George Washington. Using research, articles, and open discussion, individuals create a quest for...
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George Washington: The Precedent President

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate precedents set during George Washington's term in office. They conduct Internet research, develop a list of the responsibilities of the President, match Washington's accomplishments with the list, and play a game.
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Branches of Power

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners take on the roles of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government in the United States and work to develop public policy issues and ideas into laws in this engaging and well-designed online interactive.
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When Should the U.S. Government Send Troops to Another Region of the World?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
A fortified discussion uses precise academic language and factual information to support a position on a controversial topic. After reading an annotated text that presents background information on the 9/11 attacks and on the Darfur...
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Introduction: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does the government do, exactly? Scholars investigate the many roles government plays in the everyday lives of Americans. The short video clip leads to open discussion of the functions of government and politics in the United States. 
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Pay to Play?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Lead your class in a discussion about how they believe money influences politics. After reading "Go Ahead, Try to Stop K Street" from the New York Times, they evaluate the claims in the article about the current lobbyist scandal in...
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Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th
Review the United States Government, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution and its Amendments with a lively Jeopardy game! It includes five questions for each category, each increasing in difficulty, and an editable template.