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75 resources with the concept the federal government

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Power Play

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Should states or the federal government have more power? With this fantastic online interactive, your pupils will be charged with the task of identifying arguments that support either federal or state power.
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Branches of Government

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Set down the basics of the three branches of government with the reading passage included here. After reading, class members answer five questions related to the passage.
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The Fiscal Cliff

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the fiscal cliff, what does it imply, and why are some people fearful of it? This video uses President Obama's proposed budget proposal of 2013 and that of republicans to provide a context for understanding the fiscal cliff. The...
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More Fiscal Cliff Analysis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Continuing from a previous video explaining the various budgetary proposals of 2013 in the United States, this video illustrates a more in-depth analysis of the fiscal cliff. It reviews complex concepts such as the pros and cons of...
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Social Security Intro

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an excellent breakdown of what Social Security is in the United States, including its purpose, benefactors, sources of income, and areas of investment. The video compares a traditional retirement account with Social Security, and...
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Whose go the Power: Checks and Balances

For Teachers 5th - 6th
After introducing the three branches of US government, test the class' understanding of government powers. They are asked a series of questions regarding a federal act and then, answer which branch has the power of decision making....
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Executive Government: Executive Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students make executive decisions. In this Social Studies lesson, students explore the concept of executive decisions through a game of chess. Students role play a year-level formal plan and implementation.
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Differing Federal Responses to the Great Depression: Letter Analysis

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young analysts examine two letters, one written by President Hoover and one written by FDR. Each letter contains that president's response to the role of the Federal Government during times of crisis (The Great Depression). They analyze...
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The Great Depression and Everyday Life

For Teachers 11th
Examine everyday life during the Great Depression, as well as the effects if the Depression on American population, society, and economy. Learners write who, what, where, when, and why summaries of a person who relocated to California...
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Powers of Congress

For Students 11th - 12th
Have your class fill out this comprehension sheet while reading about the powers of Congress. There are ten multiple choice questions focused on the rights, powers, and limitations of Congressional law.
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The Executive Branch

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study the federal government, which is divided into 3 branches. They have a minimal understanding of the responsibilities of each branch.
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The Two-Party System in American History: Ch 5

For Students 7th - 8th
Five matching and 5 multiple choice questions to challenge your class. Their answers will test their knowledge of early American government. Party systems, Electorate, and major constituents of the time are the topics included.
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Congress, The Implied Powers: Ch 11

For Students 11th
Congress has both implied and expressed powers. Quiz your kids on which powers are expressed, which are implied, and examples of both. Included are 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions.
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Legislation: Passing a Bill in the Senate

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students debate a bill. In this Senate lesson plan, students investigate the steps of the House of Representatives when amending a bill that has passed. Students role-play law-making.
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Treaties

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research treaties. In this treaties lesson plan, 6th graders go online to build knowledge about treaties. Students read information and take quizzes. Students write a comparative essay about how the Aboriginal and...
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Separation of Powers

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Young scholars 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...
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The Three Branches of Government

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars complete a unit on the three branches of government. They compare/contrast the three branches of government, write a letter or e-mail to an executive in the Federal Government, and develop outlines for historical documents.
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Branching Out

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research structure, function and primary responsibilities of each office of the Executive branch, create a chart displaying their research.
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I'm The Taxman!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars develop an understanding of how federal revenues are gained by taxes. This foundation enable students to decipher changes in federal tax policy. Groups of young scholars study different types of taxes and prepare...
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Who Represents You? My Government in Pennsylvania Project

For Students 9th - 12th
In this representation in government activity high schoolers answer questions about who represents their state in each office and level of government.
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Government Agencies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are taught that there is more to executive branch of the federal government than the president and cabinet. They identify in pairs the names and fucntions of different departments under the executive branch of federal...
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Law Day: Constitutional Law Outline

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students receive information about laws. Some of the categories include powers of the federal government, federal powers vs. state powers, and the Bill of Rights. It is in an outline form that looks like the student follows along with...
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Distinguishing Between Levels of Government

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study confederal, federal, and unitary governments. They compose an essay that compares and contrasts the purpose of state/local government with that of the national government in the American federal system.
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US Constitution And Federal/State Relationship

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Constitution for references to the relationship between state and federal governments. They examine Supreme Court cases for examples of the division of government between state and federal powers.