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The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal PolicyLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Differing Federal Responses to the Great Depression: Letter AnalysisLesson Planet
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...
The Federal Government's Budget ProcessLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Three Levels of GovernmentLesson Planet
2nd - 3rd CCSS: Designed
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...
Constitution Lecture 5: Federalism vs. NationalismLesson Planet
6 mins 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...
Constitution Lectures 3: The Powers of GovernmentLesson Planet
9 mins 9th - 12th
Break down the powers of the government as they are stated in the US Constitution. Older learners will have a lot to think about as they listen to this lecture on the three branches of the US government and the powers each holds. Primary...
Lesson 4 James Madison: Internal Improvements Balancing Act—Federal/State and Executive/LegislativeLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Who has the power? The founding fathers asked the same question when the United States was formed. Learners explore issues that arose during Madison’s presidency that raised constitutional questions. Through discovery, discussion, and...
The Constitution, Federalism, and the StatesLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The divide between federal and state government is responsible for much of tension that continues to this day, partly because of the US Constitution. The activities in the 14th instructional activity in a series of 20 are designed to...
Citizenship Worksheet 5 - Local and State GovernmentLesson Planet
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?...
10 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Federalism divides power to protect individual rights while giving the government enough power to be effective. The concept comes from a balance the Founding Fathers struck between authority and freedom. Scholars explore the relationship...
What is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?Lesson Planet
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the unique structure of the federal system of government in the United States. Class members will learn about how most nations were organized before the establishment of the Constitution, how power is currently divided between...
The Federal Courts in American GovernmentLesson Planet
8th - 11th
High schoolers engage in a good lesson on the court system. Learners will examine how the Judiciary affects the executive and legislative branches of government. The develop and discuss arguments for and against greater public influence...
Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #48Lesson Planet
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Have you ever wondered how much cash is actually available at any point in time in the United States? Scholars research how the monetary system is set up in the 48th installment of a 50-part series covering the United States government...
Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15Lesson Planet
7 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Types of Bureaucracies: Crash Course Government and Politics #16Lesson Planet
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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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