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James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
James Madison, fourth president of the United States serving from 1809-1817, is the focus of a four-lesson collection that provides high schoolers with the information they need to understand why Madison is considered "The Father of the...
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Organization of the Federal Courts

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
A three-lesson collection explores the federal and state court systems, as well as criminal and civil court systems. Along the way, high schoolers consider the qualifications necessary to serve in high-federal offices, and why courts...
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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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Limiting Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While this lesson includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study...
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How to Create a Law

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Laws affect everything from a scholar's favorite public park to rules in the classroom. Express the importance of lawmaking and teach how they relate to every facet of life with a resource on how a bill becomes a law.
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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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A Quiz About Newton's Laws

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Newton's Laws worksheet, students answer ten questions about Newton's three laws. They answer questions about specific situations and the laws that govern each.
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Sample Test: Law, Past & Present

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From the Magna Carta. Code of Hammurabi, and common law to today's special interest groups and law enforcement agencies, test your young historians on the evolution of the rule of law in society with this multiple choice assessment.
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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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Case Study: Constitutional Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Posed here is an issue of land ownership and law from the year 1773. Learners can use what they know about the US Constitution, statehood, and Articles I, III, and IV to answer five questions regarding the scenario.
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Practice Test: Law and the Courts

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is a civil case? Who appoints members to the US Supreme Court? What is the ultimate goal of sentencing juveniles? Here is a 15-question multiple-choice assessment on law and the court system in the United States.
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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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Mendel's Laws of Heredity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Easy-to-read notes about Mendel's Laws of Heredity make up this collection of slides. In bullet-point style, viewers are exposed to Mendel's pea plant experimentation and the rules he developed that govern genetics. There are no graphics...
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Who influences the development of the laws?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore how laws are created. They examine how committee members are selected. Students assess the influences that affect the voting of Congressional Committee Members. They identify the formal majority and minority leaders...
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How a Bill Becomes a Law: Crash Course Government and Politics #9

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"I'm just a bill, I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill." - Schoolhouse Rock. Scholars analyze how a bill becomes a law in the United States government and political arena. They view a short video clip, the ninth lesson...
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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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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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Congressional Leadership: Crash Course Government and Politics #8

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Other than talking, what is the role of the speaker of the House of Representatives? Learners research, via a short video clip, the leadership positions in the United States government and politics. They use their knowledge to discuss...
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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...
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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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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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