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What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing...
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3 Branches of Our Government

For Students 6th - 12th
This straightforward fill-in-the-blank activity could be used for a variety of purposes. Young historians are given 10 sentences about the branches of government; they fill in the blanks with terminology that is related to the United...
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Compare and Contrast Local Government Around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give your instruction of local government a boost with this compare and contrast lesson plan! With links and handouts to guide the searching process, your government enthusiasts examine local government and the government in another...
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Three Levels of Government

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Help your learners work their way through a reading assignment for informational text. Using context clues, they answer five comprehension question based on a short passage about the three levels of government: local government, state...
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Rotating Interviews with Local Government Officials

For Teachers 10th Standards
As part of their study of local government, class members interview local officials about their duties, their reasons for serving, and the issues they face.
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Government Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #47

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The government regulates the air Americans breathe and the food they eat to protect its citizens from danger. The 47th episode of a 50-part series on the United States government and politics introduces the concept of government...
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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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Introduction: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does the government do, exactly? Scholars investigate the many roles government plays in the everyday lives of Americans. The short video clip leads to open discussion of the functions of government and politics in the United States. 
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Market Economy: Crash Course Government and Politics #46

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In a true market economy, the government has no role—or does it? Scholars investigate the role United States government and politics play in the economic system of the nation. The 46th video in a 50-part series introduces the concept of...
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Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rules, rules, and more rules. Scholars analyze the role bureaucracy plays in the United States government and politics. Using the 15th installment in a 50-part series that explores US government and politics, a short video clip...
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Social Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #49

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From the birth of the New Deal during the Great Depression to today's debate on Social Security, the government has had its hand in social reform. Should the government take care of, and pay for, every social issue in the nation?...
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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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Presidential Power: Crash Course Government and Politics #11

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The president of the United States is the most powerful person in the government, right? Well, sort of. Scholars analyze the powers of the president in the scope of the United States government and politics. They view a short video clip...
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Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the emergence of the political party system in the early days of United States government and politics. They view the 41st video in a 50-part series to analyze the reasoning behind the existence of political parties...
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The Federal Government's Budget Process

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Over the past two decades, the federal government has shut down at least four times. Pupils may have a tough time understanding the significance of these events without appropriate background. A graphic resource traces the budget...
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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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An Introduction to Robert Dahl's Who Governs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the world of politics, access to resources often determines who holds the power. A video summary of Who Governs? by Robert Dahl shares Dahl's theories about political power and influence based on his study of a local community. The...
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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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Citizenship Worksheet 5 - Local and State Government

For Students 8th - 9th
The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution delegates rights that have not been defined by the federal government to the states. But what are the responsibilities of state governments? What about county and city governments?...
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US Government Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Help your young historians get ready for a cumulative exam in a fun and engaging way. This Jeopardy Game on U.S. Government, is just like the real one. Included along with Jeopardy music and the voice of Alex Trebek, are the topics of:...
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The Powers of Government

For Teachers 11th
Explore the powers of the federal and state government. Learners use a Venn Diagram to classify tasks as belonging to the states, the federal government, or both. This activity provides a quick way to review these concepts.
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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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The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give learners a crash course in balancing the books on the United States federal government level with an economics and government resource. Class members engage in a warm-up discussion and brainstorming session before answering...
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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the structure and powers of the federal government. They assess the validity of recent criticisms of each branch of the federal government and create pyramid posters which simulate the structure of government.

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