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Changes in a Democratic Society

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Democracies are not static. To learn more about how the United States form of democratic government has changed over time, class members examine primary and secondary sources, including works of art, and reflect on what these sources...
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Forms of Government Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
From the United Kingdom's constitutional monarchy to the dictatorship of North Korea, this is a very simple project that will help your class members gain a better understanding of different forms of government that exist around the...
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“State of Nature” v. Government

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a state of nature, and what does an ideal government look like? After discussing these concepts and reviewing the Bill of Rights, your young historians will be divided into groups...
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Forms of Government: Ch 1

For Students 8th - 9th
Assist your class by clarifying aspect of various forms of government. This resource contains 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions.
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Creating a Government

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A simulation gives scholars a personal look at what goes into forming a government. Each of them is assigned 1 of 4 tribes which make up Borka, a hypothetical country. The tribe distribution is based on the percentage of people in each....
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Types of Bureaucracies: Crash Course Government and Politics #16

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between the CIA, FBI, and the Department of Defense? Scholars investigate the different bureaucracies that exist in United States government and politics. They analyze the roles of different agencies while forming...
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Who Rules?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments....
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Which form of government?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine different forms of government.  In this American Government instructional activity, 11th graders research a different government.  Students create a poster board on the type of government. 
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Ancient Roman Government: Whose Voice Counts?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Roman Republic is the source of legends, but not everyone was entitled to the benefits of citizenship. Learners consider who counted in ancient Rome, and then apply that understanding to contemporary forms of government. Individuals...
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Different Forms of Government

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners define and provide examples of different forms of government. in small groups, they research a form of government, its success or failure, and its primary characteristics and achievements.
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How Presidents Govern: Crash Course Government and Politics #14

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The office of president of the United States is the most powerful single office in the world, but the president can't govern alone. Using a short video clip, the 14th installment of a 50-part series examines how the chief executive of...
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Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the makeup and division in the legislative branch known as Congress by watching a short video outlining the function of committees within both houses. The topic inspires active thought and discussion about the...
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Public Opinion: Crash Course Government and Politics #33

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If asked to name the senators who represent your state, could you do it? The 33rd installment of a 50-part United States and government and politics series addresses the issue of public opinion. Class members view a short video and...
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Governance, Corruption and Conflict Simulation on Nepal

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Can your class help the people of Nepal? Scholars take an in-depth look into the social injustices and struggling economy of a country in turmoil during a multi-day role-playing exercise. After reviewing information on the problems...
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Student Government Fundraiser

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the concept of linear relationships. For this linear relationships lesson, students enter data from student government into lists and graph the points. Students determine appropriate equations to represent the data...
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The National Government and the 50 States

For Students 9th - 12th
Test your government students' knowledge of the National Government with this review worksheet. Posing five true/false questions and five multiple choice questions about elements of the National Government, this activity could serve as a...
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Colonial America and Roots of Government

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners identify 50 States and the major geographic features, regions, and political representation of each. In connection, they investigate the causes and effects of European colonization on North America. They identify the formation...
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Defined: The Different Types of Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included....
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Constitution Lecture 4: Democracy or Republic?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part four defines oligarchy, monarchy, republic, and democracy. Each type of government is defined in terms of its linguistic and historical origins and how rights are granted in each form of government. Give your upper graders a clear...
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James Madison: Raising an Army—Balancing the States and the Federal Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To war! To war! Every nation in the history of the world has had to deal with warfare on some level. Scholars go through a series of activities and discussions surrounding the development of the Constitution to help them better...
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Local Government Jeopardy!

For Teachers 11th Standards
To test their knowledge of local government, class teams compete in a Jeopardy game
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Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why would Congress freely give up some of their own power under the Constitution? Scholars investigate the concept of the delegation of powers in the United States government and politics in the 12th video of a 50-part unit. Armed with...
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Freedom of the Press: Crash Course Government and Politics #26

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When does freedom of the press end and national security begin? Learners research the idea of the freedom of the press under the First Amendment in the United States government and politics. They view the 26th lesson of a 50-part unit,...
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Sex Discrimination: Crash Course Government and Politics #30

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does the Constitution protect someone from discrimination at the workplace, in school, or in a public setting? Scholars research United States government and politics to grasp how the law handled sexual discrimination over the...

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