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40 reviewed resources for u.s government words and definitions

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The World of Constitutions: Better Understanding the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the purpose of constitutions. In this government systems lesson, students analyze the sections of the U.S. Constitution. Students then compare the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of other countries. Students write...
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U.S. Government" Part 2

For Students 4th - 6th
In this United States government worksheet, students match vocabulary words to their definitions. Students match twelve words.
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Reading the Preamble

For Students 8th - 12th
In this U.S. Constitution worksheet, students read the Preamble of the Constitution and then respond to 7 short answer questions based on their analysis of the document.
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Banking 14: Fed Funds Rate

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
With bright, simple diagrams, Sal explains the role of the Federal Reserve as it relates to lending rates between banks. He discusses open market operations and the way the "Fed" connects to Congress and the U.S. Government.
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Lesson 4 James Madison: Internal Improvements Balancing Act—Federal/State and Executive/Legislative

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The 7 "Hats" of the President

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the responsibilities of the President. In this U.S. government lesson, students examine the provided sources related to the President' s roles as Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Jurist, Chief Diplomat, Chief...
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Why We Chose Our Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the American plan for government. In this American government lesson, students examine selected Internet websites regarding the Magna Carta, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.
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U.S. Constitution Roll Call

For Teachers 1st
First graders simulate the signing of the constitution. In this American history lesson plan, 1st graders take on the roll of newspaper reporters during 1787. Students must pretend to interview signers of the constitution and create a...
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Advanced Matching-united States Government Part 1

For Students 5th
In this U.S. government instructional activity, 5th graders study the different branches of government. Students match 13 terms to the correct definition that is provided.
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Constitutional Issues: The Separation of Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils research and stage a debate on the question: RESOLVED that the Constitution should be amended to provide for a parliamentary system of government. They debate if a parliamentary system of government might be better.
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Diplomacy & Foreign Policy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young learners can often find it difficult to relate to foreign policy considerations and decisions made by the federal government. This resource offers simple analogies to help convey such concepts as sanctions and diplomacy, and...
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History of Political Parties in the U. S.

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders name some of the parties in the political system of the United States. They identify the two main parties along with key information, issues, events, elections and/or people for each system. They then break into groups...
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How We Elect a President in the United States

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States government worksheet, students learn how a president is elected in the United States. They then answer the 11 definition questions and complete an activity in which they create a platform for a presidential...
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US Government

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars consider the duties and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. In this civics lesson, students discuss the naturalization process and immigration. Young scholars also define civics terminology.
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Bill O'Rights

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss and identify the first ten amendments to the Constitution and apply their understanding of the material to how they currently affect their lives. They discover the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen, and...
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This Land is My Land, That Land is Your Land!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore the Native American migrant experience in the United States. They define and describe reservation and the relationship between the U.S. Government and Native tribes through individual textbook research and class discussion.
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders prepare for their own constitutional convention. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to select a convention president and participate in...
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 11

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders consider the attributes that make for good leaders. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 11th graders get ready for a classroom simulation of a constitutional convention as they discuss the responsibilities...
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American Heritage Themes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils discuss the meaning of freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility. In groups, they create illustrations, write paragraphs and use quotations to define vocabulary words. They also read given essays and assigned web pages to...
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The Essential Questions Wheel: Lesson 7

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore world geography by analyzing ancient civilizations. In this American Indian lesson, 6th graders answer questions about totem poles and discuss the keys to understanding a civilization. Students utilize the Internet...
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The Christmas Train to Ft. Lincoln

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students solve the mysteries of why Karl Vogt and Erich Braemer were on the Christmas Train. They review the definitions of the terms constitutional, human rights, due process, discovery, and the writ of habeas corpus. They review the...
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Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan

For Teachers 9th Standards
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
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Recording a Dying Langauge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there value in preserving indigenous languages that are almost extinct? That's the question posed to viewers of a short film about the attempt of one Native American woman who is creating a dictionary for Wakchumni, the language of...
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Battle of Stones River

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils will read the story "Battle of Stones River" and define a set of vocabulary words. In this Civil War lesson, students complete a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary activity after reading the story and defining the words.