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153 resources with the concept governments

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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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What Are Ways for Youth to Engage in Politics?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Help young people become excited to participate in politics. High school historians participate in an engaging lesson plan focused on ways for youth to become involved in government. Scholars review articles, videos, and essential...
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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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Suppressing the Vote

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Voting rights have expanded over time, but some voters are still being suppressed. A thought-provoking resource explores the history of voter suppression in the US and efforts to remove roadblocks to voting. Young historians learn about...
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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 lesson is part of a larger series on government that explains what the Electoral College is and how it helps determine an election winner. Academics participate in...
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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: March For Our Lives Rally

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which took the lives of 17 innocent victims inspired more young activists to take up a cause. Academics learn how the March For Our Lives agenda was formed from this tragic event and how...
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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: The Hoover Burglary

For Students 7th - 12th
Without the Hoover Burglary, would the FBI's counter-intelligence program have come to the public's attention? Historians learn about the actions of the individuals involved in the Hoover Burglary, what information they stole, and how...
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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: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Sworn In

For Students 7th - 12th
An empowering resource shows an interview with Justice Day O'Connor and explains her path to the Supreme Court, as well as her personal feelings on becoming the first female to hold the position. Scholars also listen to a short...
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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: 2008 Financial Crisis

For Students 7th - 12th
Was the financial crisis of 2008 a repeat of the stock market crash of 1929? A thought-provoking resource explores the effects of the 2008 crisis with the words of then-future President Obama. Historians hear a brief outline of the...
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Faces of Citizenship: Jury Duty

For Teachers 8th Standards
An interesting middle school lesson focuses on the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Academics choose a civic project to complete, such as an oral history or photo essay. They then conduct interviews with members of the community...
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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: June 2015

For Students 9th - 12th
How much do classmates know about US history and government? Take advantage of a standardized test to assess individuals' knowledge. Scholars practice multiple choice and essay questions to help them prepare for state tests. 
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Stereotypes vs. Statistics (Grades 4-8)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Stereotypes can be painful if they are used to discriminate against others. Statistics, however, can be helpful in dispelling myths propagated by stereotypes. Using a thoughtful lesson plan, scholars complete graphic organizers and...