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American Becomes a Colonial Power

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Exploring the idea of America joining "the imperialist club" at the end of the 19th century, this presentation presents reasons why America not only had the drive to explore the world, but the power and wealth with which to do so....
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Feudal Powers in Japan

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A traditional textbook chapter focuses on feudal powers in Japan, and includes vocabulary, note-taking tips in the sidebar, main ideas, and follow-up assessment questions. It also incorporates opportunities for art analysis and geography...
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Writing
Institute for Excellence in Writing

A Writer’s Guide to Powerful Paragraphs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to teaching writing, it helps to start small. A supplementary guide to A Writer's Guide to Powerful Paragraphs provides suggested activities to help writers craft a variety of paragraphs. Each assignment covers a specific...
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Curated OER

Methods of Power- Solar, Hydrogen, and Electric

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Learners examine solar, hydrogen, electric power. In this research based instructional activity, students will do simple investigations, view videos, discuss, and research how these three types of energy are used for power. They...
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Curated OER

POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT: THE CASE OF LATVIA

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students compare the powers of a U.S. president to those of leaders of other countries. They pretend they are presidential advisors and make decisions as a group as to what the president has the right do in different situations.
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Federalism: The Nation and The States

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss the division of powers between national and state governments. Groups create a PowerPoint slide representing one of the 3 types of powers.
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National Endowment for the Humanities

James Madison: Raising an Army—Balancing the States and the Federal Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To war! To war! Every nation in the history of the world has had to deal with warfare on some level. Scholars go through a series of activities and discussions surrounding the development of the Constitution to help them better...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Analyzing Powerful Language: Learning to Read

For Teachers 7th Standards
The power of a word. Readers learn the importance of word choice in shaping a text by using a Powerful Language T-chart to separate strong words and phrases from those that are more bland. They then complete a third read and question set...
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Checks on Presidential Power

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine presidential powers. In this checks and balances lesson, students identify the constitutional and informal restraints of the president and consider the reasons for the limitations.
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Multiplying By Powers of Ten (A)

For Students 7th - 8th
In this multiplying by powers activity, students multiply whole numbers by a power of ten. This four page activity contains approximately 40 problems, with answers on a separate page.
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Civics: State Vs. Rowe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the case of State vs. Rowe to discover the duties of the three branches of government. They explore the concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances to assess how they apply to an actual situation.
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U S Constitution--Checks and Balances

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners get an in-depth look at how our checks and balances system helps maintain the separating of powers between the three branches of government. They use current event head lines and insert them into he appropriate space on the...
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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This exercise on the Constitution requires small groups to design a visual metaphor that expresses the concept behind one of seven principles: popular sovereignty, federalism, republicanism, separation of powers, checks and balances,...
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Carolina K-12

The Rule of Law

For Teachers 8th Standards
What functions do laws serve in our society? Your learners will be guided through several interactive activities to address this question, and to consider the impact of rule of law in American society.
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Facing History and Ourselves

The Power of Images

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One picture but a thousand stories. As a part of a case study of how the death of Michael Brown was reported by professional news sources and on social media class members examine the reactions of various groups to a photograph taken by...
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Curated OER

More Than Words: Racism, Identity And the Power of Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how words can be powerful instruments of racism, and discuss ways to combat racism, prejudice and discrimination in their own lives.
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School Improvement in Maryland

Building a Pyramid

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reviewing the structure and powers of the three branches of the US government, groups investigate a problem and research what is being done to address this criticism.
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Executive Government: Three Levels of Government

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students identify and classify the powers and responsibilities of all three levels of executive government in Australia. In this executive government lesson, students discuss the various services that the government in Australia...
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Writing Exercises: Science and Technology II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
All revolutions in science and technology have both pros and cons. Kids examine the advent of the green revolution, nuclear growth, use, and the countries that are considered nuclear powers. They'll construct three responses to each of...
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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Application of the Principles of the Constitution

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
If you want to challenge your US government class, this assignment requires them to identify a contemporary issue or event that reflects the four main principles of the Constitution (federalism, separation of powers, protection of...
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Handout
USA.gov

Three Branches of Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Here is a very simple handout that illustrates how the Constitution provides for a separation of powers between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
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Assessment
Curated OER

Midterm Exam #1, Electricity Concepts

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The physics department at The University of Hawaii has designed midterm exams for their college physics courses. This version deals with electricity concepts. It requires learners to calculate conversions, capacitance, and potential...
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American Battle Monuments Commission

Entering Italy: The Naples-Foggia Campaign

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The second half of 1943 found Allied soldiers struggling to separate Italy from the Axis Alliance and to solidify the new Italian government under Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio. High schoolers take a deeper look at the intricacies of...
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THE FEDERAL CONFIRMATION PROCESS: CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze the process whereby presidential appointees are confirmed.

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