Washington’s Closed: 2013 Government Shutdown

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Remember when the entire United States government shut down in 2013? Teach scholars about the causes and effects of such an event with a social studies resource. Learners participate in classroom discussion, view a presentation, fill out handouts, facilitate a summit in which they role play as various politicians, and analyze political cartoons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign teens to research and create the 2013 timeline before viewing the one in the resource
  • Showcase possible results for each group's individual plan or blocked agreement
Classroom Considerations
  • The 15th resource in a sequence of 18
  • Remind pupils about the importance of using respectful language during class discussions
  • Provides answers and teacher guidelines in the presentation
  • Builds emotional intelligence as well as public speaking skills
  • The variety of exercises creates an engaging environment for every learning style
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