What Are Governments Good For?

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Government is a trade-off between balancing the rights of individuals and the interests of the whole nation. Learners consider cases such as the Patriot Act and the use of closted circuit televisions (CCTV) to consider what makes good government. Resource includes readings, questions, graphic organizers and structured discussions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a think-pair-share model to talk about the case studies in the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Unit contains multiple activities to complete independently or as a series of lessons
  • First in the six-part Complex Questions Related to American Democracy series

  • Vocabulary resource makes activities easy to scaffold
  • Extension activities allow for interdisciplinary instruction in math, science, and reading

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