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Mini-Lesson: Filibusters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How long can you speak without stopping? Scholars analyze the concept of a filibuster in the United States Senate using an installment of the Legislative Branch series of mini-lessons. They research recent filibuster attempts in the...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Bipartisan Filibusters

For Students 11th - 12th
There is no doubt many changes or lack of changes are due to bipartisanism in the capital. Learners analyze a political cartoon that describes the issues surrounding changes to the current health care system, and consider whether...
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The Nuclear Option

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the history behind judicial nominations as well as the filibuster process. They discuss and debate filibuster merits and detractions, its use and alleged misuse, and what some Congressional leaders are currently doing...
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On The Senate Floor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the process of how a bill becomes law. Pupils discuss reasons for debates and explore the use of filibusters. The class observes a video to discover procedures in the House and Senate. Students visit a filibuster...
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All Talk, No Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students act as senators to negotiate a compromise on judicial filibusters. For homework, they write letters to their senators analyzing the filibuster debate and making recommendations for the future.
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Participating in a Public Hearing on Cardinal City’s Skate Park Controversy: “Will it be a Radical Ride or a Bogus Bust?”

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members stage a mock public hearing on the question of whether or not Cardinal City should build a skate park. This carefully crafted resource includes complete directions, role cards for council members, proponents, opponents, and...
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Timeline of Events: 1960’s Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, Florida

For Students 9th - 12th
A timeline can be a powerful learning tool because it reveals a pattern in events. While few would consider St. Augustine, Florida a hotbed of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, a selection of background information and a timeline of...
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Sentence Completion 15: Low-Advanced SAT Level

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Do your pupils need extra practice with sentence completion? Learners will have to employ a variety of strategies to answer correctly the six multiple-choice prompts on the activity. A richly detailed answer/explanation key is included....
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US Constitution Human Scavenger Hunt

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is a fun way to get your learners moving around the classroom, interacting with their classmates, and summarizing what they know about the United States Constitution! In this human scavenger hunt, your young citizens will find...
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Just how broken is the Senate?

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the role of the Senate in the United States.  In this American Government lesson, 12th graders read various articles and answer questions to these articles.  Students write a letter to their Senator on a specific...
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Three Branches, One Goal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Helping teenagers defend their beliefs with a foundational understanding of government structure.
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How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Journey of a Bill

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the legislative process at the federal and state levels. In this legislative branch lesson, students watch a video regarding the journey of a bill to become a law. Students discuss the process and use the provided rubric...
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Lesson 4: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders take notes regarding how the courts have changed over time and then become observers of the court's history as they create timelines...
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Legislative Branch (Congress) Questions

For Students 8th - 12th
In this U. S. government worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the responsibilities of congressional members.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Bipartisan Reconciliation

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about bipartisan reconciliation in America and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Examining the Middle Passage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the conditions and treatment of slaves on ships. Using documents, they role-play different scenerios, African Americans would have faced on the Amistad. They write letters or create a poster showing their hardships.
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Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab

For Students 9th - 11th
For this vocabulary worksheet, students decipher the best word choice to complete the sentence. All words begin with the letter "F."
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19th-Century Technology in 21st-Century America

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students imagine life without the technological advances of the 1800's. In this inventions and innovations lesson, students examine patent drawings of inventions. Students collaborate to research the technological advancements made...
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Alamo Simulation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a simulated battle where Canadians try to take over Maine. In this Alamo simulation instructional activity, 5th graders reconstruct events to understand the battle of the Alamo and The Texas Declaration of...
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Healthcare Reform Lesson Plans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Healthcare reform is a subject that students can debate, research, and analyze.
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Worksheet on Congress and Interest Groups

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Congressional responsibilities worksheet, students respond to 10 true or false and 17 short answer questions about Congressional duties and lobbyists.

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