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71 resources with the concept government systems

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Bell Ringer: Identifying Roles of the President

For Students 6th - 8th
Three short videos introduce viewers to three of the roles play by the United States President. In his role as Commander and Chief of the armed forces, President Regan discusses the Grenada Invasion. President Trump demonstrate his...
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Bell Ringer: Identify the Role of the President

For Students 6th - 8th
Four videos showcase four different roles played by the President of the United States. President George W. Bush is seen as the nations' comforter on the third anniversary of the September 11 attacks. President Obama is seen as the...
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Bell Ringer: Nominating Judges and Impact on a President's Policy Agenda

For Students 6th - 8th
Designed as a check on the judicial branch of the United State government, the president has the power to nominate judges to the federal bench. Four film clips serve as a bell ringer to introduce a study into the nominating process and...
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Bell Ringer: Special Sessions of Congress: Truman's Turnip Day Speech

For Students 6th - 8th
One of the checks and balances built into the United States Constitution, is the president's ability to call a special session of Congress. A bell ringer, designed to stir interest in this check that president has on the legislative...
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Bell Ringer: The Role of the President's Cabinet

For Students 6th - 12th
Get the class rolling with two short videos designed to launch research into and discussion of the role of the President's Cabinet. The first clip focusses on George Washington's vision for the Cabinet while the second looks at how the...
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The Troubled Elections of 1796 and 1800

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Congress does more than create new laws. Political scientists delve into the elections of 1796 and 1800 to understand how political parties, the Electoral College, and personal agendas affected the election process. The resource also...
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Putin's Illiberal Democracy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is Russia really a democracy? High school scholars explore Russian democracy under the leadership of President Putin. The resource provides opportunity for group discussion, writing, and research to understand Russia's political history,...
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Winner-Take-All: The Two-Party System

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two's company, three's a crowd. High school historians learn about the Electoral College, a two-party, winner-take-all voting system in the United States. The lesson explains the pros and cons of the two-party system, roadblocks for...
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Why Don’t More People in the U.S. Vote?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To vote or not to vote, that is the question. Secondary scholars explore voter turnout in the United States. The resource uses informational text, group discussion, and  a worksheet to help academics understand hindrances to voting and...
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Purged From the Voter Rolls: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Once a registered voter isn't always a registered voter. Academics explore the topic of voter registration and hindrances to remaining registered. The resource focuses on data analysis, federal voter registration law, and Supreme Court...
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270 Votes to Win: The Electoral College in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What exactly is the Electoral College and how does it work? The instructional activity is part of a larger series on government that explains what the Electoral College is and how it helps determine an election winner. Academics...
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Voting in Your Town

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A socially important resource focuses on voter turnout and roadblocks to voting. Scholars review resources on voting stats, watch a documentary, and participate in group discussion regarding voting in their local communities. Academics...
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On This Day: 26th Amendment is passed by Congress

For Students 9th - 12th
The Twenty-sixth Amendment greatly altered voting rights in the United States. Engaging video clips explain why the amendment was created and how it has impacted voter turnout over the years. 
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On This Day: Janet Reno Confirmed as First Woman U.S. Attorney General

For Students 7th - 12th
In 1993 Janet Reno became the first female attorney general in the United States. The engaging resource shows footage of Janet Reno's nomination and confirmation in her historic role. Academics also see Reno address the nation after...
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On This Day: WikiLeaks Release

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Is Jullian Assange a traitor—or a proponent of government transparency? An interesting resource explores the WikiLeaks release of government documents, Assange's possible motives for releasing the information, and President Obama's...
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On This Day: Constitution Day

For Students 7th - 12th
Constitution Day celebrates the evolving principles that guide our nation from 1789 all the way to today. The resource celebrates Constitution Day with an overview of the principles and laws that guide the government. Scholars see events...
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Public Service Announcement: Civic Responsibility

For Teachers 5th
Get your message across. Scholars use their prior knowledge and artistic skills to create public service announcements. The project is designed to explain the importance of civic harmony and the responsibility of all citizens to...
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Defining Civic Duty and Participation

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
A lesson, geared toward older elementary scholars, combines art with social studies to explain the purpose of civic duty and how to encourage others in the community to participate. Academics create advertising campaigns to promote civic...
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Where We Fit In: The Judicial Branch

For Teachers 5th - 6th
An interesting resource addresses the role of youth in civic participation and community events. It also explains the role of the justice system in creating boundaries and how citizens play a part in the judicial process.  Pupils listen...
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American Government 2e

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An informative resource provides a textbook on American government that covers topics such as the definition of government and how democracy works. Each section provides brief questions at the end to assess scholars' understanding. 
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US History and Government Examination: January 2015

For Students 9th - 12th
Gauge pupils' knowledge of US history and government by using a standardized test. Scholars use a previous exam to practice their test-taking skills. The resource contains essay questions, multiple choice questions, and primary source...
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Life in the Greek City-States: Athens and Sparta

For Students 7th - 9th
Developing lessons that address the diversity found in the 21st-century classroom can be a challenge. A plan about life in the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta provides a model for how instruction can be differentiated to address...
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My County Works

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A 22-page packet sheds light on the hard work taking place at a county's seat. Scholars read brief informational text and fill in information about their own county workers. Pages take you to a department around the county site each...
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County Basics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To understand the concept of a county government system, scholars read a short passage, view a helpful visual aid, use the web to conduct some research about their local areas, and then answer related questions online.