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Ancient Rome

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Veritas nunquam perit. The timeless truths and lessons learned from the ancient Romans can be found in a collection that not only looks at the art and architecture, the cultural happenings, and the political structure, but also traces...
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Lesson 3: Branches of Government

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that...
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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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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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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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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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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! With links and handouts to guide the searching process, your government enthusiasts examine local government and the government in another country,...
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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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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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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...
9:39
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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...
6:30
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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...
6:59
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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...
8:54
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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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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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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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Know Your Local Government

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore their local govenment structure and the people who hold various positions of power.
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The Purposes of Tribal Government

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the tribal government of the Montana Indians. In this tribal government lesson, 5th graders, see how tribal governments work, and how they compare to federal and state governments. Students work in groups to write...
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Learning About Local Government Through Rotating Stations

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class groups rotate through four learning stations, examine information about local government, and then share their reflections with the whole class.
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Governance And Civics: Grade 4

For Teachers 4th
This PowerPoint provides elementary students with a basic overview of the structure and workings of the US Government. Students will be introduced to the 3 branches of Federal and State Government, the Bill of Rights, and Amendments 1,...
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Controlling Bureaucracies: Crash Course Government and Politics #17

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Contrary to popular belief, the government cannot do anything it wants. As the 17th lesson of a 50-part unit exploring government and politics, a short video explains the controlling limits placed on appointments and powers in...
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Presidential Powers 2: Crash Course Government and Politics #12

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can the president of the United States do whatever he wants to do? Learners research the informal powers of the office of the president through a short video, the 12th lesson of a 50-part unit on the government. They analyze the...
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Judicial Decisions: Crash Course Government and Politics #22

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A Supreme Court justice does not have supreme authority over the law. Scholars investigate how the justices on the Supreme Court balance their views and opinions as they relate to the United States government and politics. They view a...
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Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered if those in power actually consider the interests of their constituents? The 42nd video clip in a 50-part series on the United States government and politics introduces the concept of special interest groups....