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Powers of Congress: The Scope of Congressional Powers

For Students 11th - 12th
Use this as a quiz or to guide reading. There are five true/false and five multiple choice questions for the class to answer. Topics covered relate to the type of power Congress has and the constructionists movement.
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"Let us Reason Together" Lyndon Johnson, Master Legislator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Learners respond to discussion questions connected to...
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The Women of Congress Speak Their Mind

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A picture may be worth a thousand words but words can tell a wealth of stories. To conclude their study of the women who have served in the US Congress until 2006, groups analyze statements made by these remarkable women.
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The Congress of Vienna

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Congress of Vienna worksheet, students read the noted pages in their textbook and then respond to 10 fill in the blank questions about the congress.
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Who the People? Representative Democracy in North Carolina and Congress

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Our elected officials are supposed to represent us, but what does it mean when they aren't like us? Budding citizens explore the demographic makeup of the US Congress, the role of money in political elections, and the Citizens United...
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Compare US Cities for Compare/Contrast Expository Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elementary schoolers explore US geography by comparing pictures from the early 20th century. They complete a worksheet based on their observations and use their discoveries to write a paper. Pictures are available to show or print for...
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Mock Congress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers simulate the legislative process of law-making by assuming different roles. They investigate the process by writing a bill on any subject of his/her own choice
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US Government

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the leadership of the Legislative Branch of the federal and state governments.  In this American Government lesson, 11th graders create a diagram that represents the structure of the US government.  Students...
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Lesson 11: Second Continental Congress

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider the effectiveness of the Second Continental Congress. In this early American history lesson, 10th graders read the Olive Branch Petition and discuss its purpose. Students then analyze an image of the Second...
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Lesson 12: Second Continental Congress

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider the effectiveness of the Second Continental Congress. In this early American history instructional activity, 10th graders act as aides to the Continental Congress and research their roles. Students create...
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US Presidential Election : The Electoral College

For Teachers 6th - 10th
The purpose the electoral college and its role in the 2000 US Presidential Election is the focus of this animated video. Use this film as the basis of a class debate about the need for the electoral college.
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How Congress Works

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study the role of the U.S. Congress in American government as described in the Constitution. For this U.S. government lesson, students watch an overhead about 'public criticisms' in the legislative process and complete a quiz....
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Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
How did President Andrew Jackson justify the removal of Native Americans from their homeland? After your young historians examine Jackson's speech to Congress in 1830 preceding the Indian Removal Act, they will then delve into text-based...
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Evaluating Poems: Library of Congress 180 poems (For ESL Students)

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Although the format of this webpage is confusing, once you find the file labeled "smucker_g_poem.pdf," you'll have all of the resources you need to teach poetry. There are five poems for learners to read, and each poem has a list of...
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Millionaire: US History Review Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Who were the Grimke Sisters? Who was Sojourner Truth? Kids will answer 15 questions related to slavery, the antebellum period, and the Civil War. But wait, there's more. This history review is a game! Pupils can phone a friend or use...
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Simplified United States Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Students 5th - 10th
A good handout is a great find. Print this resource and hand out a simplified version of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to your US government or US history class. The powers of the president, Congress, and the Senate are...
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The House of Representatives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The House of Representatives has a lot of responsibility  in the United States government. But how did it all begin, and why is it the way it is now? A comprehensive lesson answers all of these questions about the US Constitution and...
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The Minerva Mosaic of the Library of Congress: Taking a Closer Look

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this symbolism lesson, students examine the Minerva Mosaic of the Library of Congress. Students consider the symbolism of the mosaic.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 10 Section 2

For Students 11th - 12th
The congress has a lot to say when it comes to the federal budget and the US economy. First, review these topics and then hand out a related quiz. There are 10 questions that ask learners to consider economic spending on a national scale.
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How Congress Works

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students describe role of the U.S. Congress in American government as set forth in the Constitution, and explain why the Framers created a Congress with a House and a Senate and gave them different roles.
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Primary Source Worksheet: Theodore Roosevelt, Excerpt from Eighth Annual Message to Congress

For Students 8th - 11th
As Theodore Roosevelt reminded Congress in 1908, corporation one is not corporation two. Readers of this excerpt from Roosevelt's Message to Congress have an opportunity to sharpen their comprehension skills as they study this primary...
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First Continental Congress: Lesson 8

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the significance of the First Continental Congress. In this United States history lesson, 4th graders read the book If You Lived At The Time of the American Revolution and research the various viewpoints of the...
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Millionaire Game: US History Review

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Play a fun review game to make test study a welcome event. Your class plays a millionaire game just like the one on TV to review their US history. Each of the 15 questions relate to the Jackson presidency, Indian Removal Act, and the...
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Identifying Geometric Shapes in Everyday Life

For Teachers K - 3rd
Elementary school learners explore the concept of geometric shapes, focusing on the circle, triangle, square, and rectangle. They look at photographs to find "hidden shapes." The youngsters discuss all the shapes that can be found all...

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