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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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US Government Review Part 2 - 7 Principles of the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school US government class can boggle the mind. Help your class study for the final exam with this video tutorial/ study guide that covers basic topics related to US government, Bill of Rights, the amendments, and branches of...
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US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in...
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US Government Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Help your young historians get ready for a cumulative exam in a fun and engaging way. This Jeopardy Game on U.S. Government, is just like the real one. Included along with Jeopardy music and the voice of Alex Trebek, are the topics of:...
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Cumulative Review: Social Studies

For Students 9th - 10th
Have you just finished teaching chapters 1-5 of your social studies book and are ready to test your class? If so, you are in luck! Here is a well-organized cumulative review that covers multiple topics, main ideas, and vocabulary related...
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Constitution & US Government: Vocabulary

For Teachers 8th
What do your young historians know about the Bill of Rights, US Constitution, and early US government? Use each of the 20 slides to review, preview, or check for understanding related to early American history. 
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US Constitution Human Scavenger Hunt

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is a fun way to get your learners moving around the classroom, interacting with their classmates, and summarizing what they know about the United States Constitution! For this human scavenger hunt, your young citizens will find...
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Century of Progress: Homework Packet

For Students 9th - 12th
An entire packet of reading passages, critical thinking questions, graphic organizers, and web links is here for the taking. Here is a 12 page activity focused on document analysis, reading comprehension, and critical thinking, related...
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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...
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Understanding American Government: The Role of American Government

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Why does America have a government and what is its purpose? Kids have these questions answered as they view a slide show describing aspects of US Government and politics. A well-organized resource with clear information regarding the...
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Branches of US Government

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research the responsibilities of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. In this U.S. government activity, students research the jobs of those in each branch and present their finding to their classmates.
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“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: US History Review

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A million dollars is a lot of money, but understanding US history and government is priceless. Play the millionaire-style game as a US history review. There are 15 questions focused on the US Constitution, state history, branches of the...
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Review Game: Governing the People

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Who does what in the US government? If your class has a handle on the basics of local, state, and federal government, then reviewing with a game will be great fun. They answer 12 different questions that cover topics such as, governors,...
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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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US Government: The Constitution

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the branches of government. In this federal government instructional activity, students examine the system of checks and balances in the U.S. plan of government as they read the Constitution and define vocabulary words.
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How State Budgets are Breaking US Schools

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Bill Gates delves into the big money world of state budgets in the United States, emphasizing the need for greater scrutiny and developing a deeper understanding of the implications of worsening deficits. Gates incorporates a variety of...
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Legal System Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #18

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do the courts only exist to punish people? Scholars investigate the many roles the criminal justice system plays in the United States government and politics. They research a short video clip to better understand and analyze the role the...
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Lesson 3: Constitution Principles: Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government

For Teachers 12th Standards
Explore two principles of the Constitution. This plan encourages seniors to focus in on popular sovereignty and limited government. They examine the relationship between popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship as they...
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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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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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Lesson 4: Constitution Principles: Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government

For Teachers 12th Standards
Big questions deserve big answers. What is popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship? The class discusses voter apathy and citizenship, writes poems about citizenship, and blogs daily about model citizenship. Handouts...
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Branches of the Government: Jeopardy Game

For Teachers 5th
Jeopardy games are great ways for students to review concepts in an interesting way. This Game covers the Amendments, 3 Branches of US Government, and miscellaneous terms related to American independence and law.  
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Equal Protection: Crash Course Government and Politics #29

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One of the first public signs of equal protection under the law came with the Brown v. Board of Education court case in 1954. Learners use a short video clip to analyze the role equal rights play in the US court system. They research...

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