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How Do Teenagers Get a "Voice"?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do teenagers have any "voice" in politics? Your class can research and discuss current issues. Afterward, individuals can decide how they feel about an issue and make a case either for or against it. They can then attempt to persuade the...
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Balance of Power Between Congress and the President

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Three branches of government help create a system of checks and balances. A helpful resource provides a series of articles regarding the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches of government. Historians answer...
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Demonstrations of 2006

For Students 4th - 12th
A brief video examines a demonstration that crossed the nation. After a congressman pushed to criminalize undocumented immigrants, Latino Americans banded together to fight for immigration reform. 
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Voter Mobilization in Texas

For Students 4th - 12th
Henry B. Gonzalez, José Luis Guttierez, and Willie Velasquez are the focus of a video that spotlights the contributions the three individuals made for the Chicano population. Actual footage alongside passionate interviews from family...
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Speaking Out Against War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research on the Web and in other venues to track the Iraq war protests high school students have joined or even led. High schoolers interview students in your community who have joined protests or expressed their views in...
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Writing Letters to Legislators

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss the importance of writing to their representatives. Using the internet, they identify who their representative is and ways they can communicate with them. They review the guidelines in which they need to follow in order...
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A Representative Back Home

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the day in the life of a U.S. Congressman through a multimedia presentation. They view the activities of Representative Zach Wamp of Tennessee as he meets with constituents in his home district. In small groups, they...
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Making Public Policy

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine a Legislative website to view the biography of a member and a map of the district that the member represents. They are then visited by the member who engages students in a discussion about how legislators make...
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Participation: Where's My Voice?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify issues of concern to them and examine how legislators communicate with their constituents. They discuss ways to solve an issue by communicating their concerns with elected officials. They write a persuasive letter to a...
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Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students write a day in the life story from the point of view of another endangered animal. Students write to your local newspaper to express their opinions on the issue. Students research a horse's diet and explain why horses have...
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Who Can Influence Legislators?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify four influences that affect how a Member of Congress decides to vote on a bill, and describe ways that individuals and groups influence legislators.
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Making Laws

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students list examples of how laws have impacted their daily lives, and describe how legislators debate, discuss, and pass into law public policies that affect individuals and society.
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Communicating with Legislators

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explain why it is important to communicate with legislators, describe three ways to communicate with legislators, and create a radio public service announcement that explains why it is important to vote and to communicate...
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The Relationship between Legislators and Constituents

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss roles of a legislator, explain why some people criticize legislators for not looking out for the interests of their constituents, and identify ways citizens can monitor legislators and hold them accountable.