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Congressional Committees and the Legislative Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the importance and influence of congressional committees. They research congressional committee assignments, jurisdictions and responsibilities as illustrations of the basic principles of American federalism.
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Constitutional Period Parade

For Teachers 5th
What a unique and creative way for class members to summarize what they have learned about the United States Constitution! Here you will find project guidelines for learners to work independently on designing a float to represent a topic...
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Constitutional Principles

For Students 8th - 12th
Keep track of constitutional principles with a graphic organizer. Pupils define, describe the origins of, and note down the location of the following terms: checks and balances, federalism, individual rights, limited government, popular...
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Constitution Lecture 5: Federalism vs. Nationalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is the difference between federalism and nationalism and how did those differences shape the US Constitution? This is the focus of lecture five in a series on understanding the US Constitution. Centralized powers, the role of the...
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7th Grade Social Studies: Test Release Items

For Teachers 7th
Test release items can be a big help for getting the class ready for the end of the year state exams. Prep your 7th graders with 30 release questions in PowerPoint form. Questions cover US government/civics, US geography, and US history. 
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Defending the Homeland--The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1789

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore that there have been times during the history of the US when ,in response to real and perceived threats, both domestic and foreign, our country has responded by passing legislation. Students trace the fundamental...
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The Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although we currently focus on Abraham Lincoln's positive contributions in creating a more equal society, the truth is that Lincoln was actually a controversial character in his time! After studying the Civil War, give your high...
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The Juvenile Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sensitive material is discussed in this activity. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. The topic is the Eighth Amendment and how the U.S. Supreme Court makes determinations about what constitutes cruel and...
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Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to...
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Federalism and the Division of Power

For Students 7th - 8th
Test your U.S. history class on what they know about Federalism and the division of power. There are 5 matching and 5 multiple choice questions to solve. Questions relate to the American federal system, US Constitution, national...
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Federalism

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students become familiar with the Federalist papers and the work of the federal government.  In this federalism lesson, students find similarities and differences between state and federal government.
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Marbury v. Madison (1803)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine federalism and judicial review. In this Supreme Court lesson, students examine primary documents from Marbury v. Madison and discuss the implications of the decision.
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Separation of Powers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners compare the role of federal and local government. In this government lesson, students watch "Separation of Powers." Learners discuss the federal and state powers prior to participating in a simulation that requires them to...
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The Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify the Articles of Confederation and explain why it failed. They explain the argument over the need for a bill of rights in the Constitution and James Madison's role in securing its adoption by first Congress. Finally,...
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Dual Federalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast the roles of federal and state governments in the United States. In this government lesson plan, students research state and national governments' joint and individual powers prior to debating a topic...
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Government and Politics

For Students 11th - 12th
After a class lesson the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, students can apply their knowledge to this activity. Several questions prompt students to add missing key terms, such as the year the Constitution was written and the number...
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America 2000: Federal Round Table Discussion

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the United States Constitution and identify the beliefs and values Americans follow today. In groups, they compare and contrast state's rights and federal rights and the issues affecting them. They debate the...
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Arguments Against Ratifying the Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars define federalism, Federalist, and Anti-Federalist, debate issue of ratification in classroom convention, and take vote on whether to add bill of rights. Three lessons on one page.
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The Federal Period 1780 - 1820

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Within this unit, students evaluate the prosperity of a New England town during the Federal Period. Throughout the unit, students are looking for evidence of prosperity by examining artifacts such as inventories, tax lists, and photos to...
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The Powers of National and State Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define term federalism, identify the powers granted to state and national government, and identify powers shared by the state and national governments.
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Who Has the Power?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the concept of federalism and the purpose of government. How government powers are acquired, used, justified, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens are investigated in this lesson.
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The Laws of the Land

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Learners examine state quarters and discuss how national and state agencies worked together to create them. They examine state laws and national laws to see how they differ. They explore the process for making a law.
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Federalism and the Prevention of Abuse of Power in the US Federal Government

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders stud Federalism and identify examples of abuse of power.
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Federalism, School Safety, and Congress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study federalism and Congress's power under the commerce clause. They examine the processes used by the Supreme Court and apply them to school safety issues.