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153 resources with the concept governments

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What Caused the French Revolution?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Was cake really the cause of the French Revolution? Learn about all of the political elements and implications that led to the end of 1,000 years of French monarchy, and how the upheaval began the first French Republic at the end of the...
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Connecting the Separate Powers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Scholars demonstrate what they know about the separation of powers through role play. Two individuals act out a skit as the remaining class members discuss and decide whether the interaction they observed is an appropriate example of the...
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Kids Voting USA: K-2 Classroom Activities

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Address both social studies and critical reading skills with a resource dedicated to the voting process, the American democracy, and the ability to evaluate information in order to develop a stance on an issue. Each themed activity set...
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Alabama's 1901 Constitution: What Was at Stake?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Who should be able to vote? As part of a study of the 1901 Alabama Constitution, class members examine primary source document that reveal the reasons the authors gave to support their positions on this question and their assumptions in...
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Alabama's 1901 Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"We, the People of the State of Alabama. . ." Did you know that the Alabama State Constitution has 357,157 words while the US Constitution has only 4,400? And that it has 798 amendments while the US Constitution has 27? Class groups...
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Governmental Apology for the Aboriginal Experience—Canadian and World Studies

For Teachers 7th - 10th
What constitutes an effective apology? After considering a series of scenarios, class members develop criteria for an effective apology and then use these indicators to evaluate Canada's Prime Minister Harper's apology to former...
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Multiplier and Spending Practice

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Walk your learners through the process of how government determines to shift its spending in order to address a recessionary gap using the multiple propensity to consumer.
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Fiscal Policy: Non-Discretionary vs Discretionary

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Review the difference between discretionary and non-discretionary fiscal policy, and the various types of government actions that belong in each category.
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Choices Are Everywhere: Why Can’t We Just Have It All?

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Here is a resource covering a range of terms and concepts regarding scarcity, opportunity cost, and government debt in economics. 
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Inflationary and Recessionary Gaps with Fiscal and Monetary Policy

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Where does the long run aggregate supply curve in graphs of an inflationary and recessionary gap? Check out this video for instruction on this process, as well as to learn about the motivations behind monetary and fiscal policy in...
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How State Budgets are Breaking US Schools

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Bill Gates delves into the big money world of state budgets in the United States, emphasizing the need for greater scrutiny and developing a deeper understanding of the implications of worsening deficits. Gates incorporates a variety of...
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Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate and the Budget Control Act of 2011

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders listen to a podcast on the EconTalk website featuring economist Keith Hennessey. The podcast focuses on the Budget Control Act of 2011, the national debt, and government spending. They read specifics about the BCA, then...
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Conflicted Feelings About Government Benefits

For Students 9th - 12th
Government spending on social programs in the US is a big topic. It is also the current event kids will read about as they delve into this issue of the New York Times. They'll read the article, then answer seven comprehension questions....
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Chapter 11: Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Bring the intricacies of the Aggregate Demand-Aggregate Supply Model (AD-AS) to life in this detailed - yet understandable - presentation. Viewers will appreciate the clear explanations and graphs as they begin their adventure through...
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Emerging Democracies in Eastern Europe and Russia: How Are They Doing?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson, students research the implementation of democratic practices and rule in the countries of Eastern Europe following the Cold War. Learners...
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Outsourcing City Hall

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine how some city halls around the country are using private companies to run them. After watching a video, they write a reaction paper to some part of it. They write an article for their school newspaper discussing...
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Governance- Grade 9

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders participate in talking circles about how their classroom will function. In this self-governance lesson, 9th graders participate in talking circle activities to create rules that will govern their class. Students compare...
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Rome's Rise To Power: The Republic

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the government structure of ancient Rome. In this government systems lesson plan, students compare and contrast the government of ancient Rome with the government of the United States.
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Civilizations: Abuse Of Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the role of government. In this government lesson plan, students watch "Civilizations: Abuse of Power," and discuss the responsibilities of government. Students then role play situations in history when the...
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Government Spending - Earmarks

For Students 7th - 8th
In this government spending - earmarks activity, students research this topic (there are many links listed), examine the issue, write a letter to their congressional representative or a local newspaper, make a video or analyze the...
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A System of Rules

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners write letters, create models, create a photo display, and make charts about the rules that a state has. In this rules lesson plan, students learn about and make different displays of how states come up with rules, change them,...
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Three Levels of Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students name and broadly classify the powers and duties of each level of executive government in Australia. They identify and examine areas of overlaid and cooperation between various executive levels. Students examine the nature of...
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A New Federation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students describe the relationships between state and federal parliaments in Australia. They identify responsibilities shared between federal and state and territory governments. Students explore an alternative federal structure by...
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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 12

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate various political systems around the world. They complete a chart that compares the U.S. political system with other nations' governments, conduct research on a selected nation, and present an oral report.