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The Legislative Branch: Social Studies Simulation (How a Bill Becomes a Law)
Make civics exciting and practical for students using this Social Studies simulation emulating the Legislative Branch. Students will participate in writing bills for their school, community, or state while learning the various stages within the lawmaking process. All voices are heard as students b

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Branches of Government Simulation Centers
Allow students the opportunity to experience what it's like to work on each branch of government with this fun set of centers. Students will get to be the President and approve or veto new laws; while working as Supreme Court justices they will determine whether new class rules are constitutional o
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Marbury v Madison Reader's Theater
Learning about a major landmark Supreme Court case has never been more engaging! The Marbury v Madison Reader's Theater is a perfect addition to the Civics curriculum in middle school or high school. Included in this resource: 1. 3 page script for 5-6 students (estimated time: 4-6 minutes) 2. 5 dis
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The Electoral College Simulation Activity (Civics)
This is an engaging activity simulates a mock Presidential election. Students will be able to really “see” how the Electoral College works and have fun in the process. All teacher preparation and student instructions are included. (This activity requires at least 8-10 dice which are NOT included).

Also included in: EXECUTIVE Branch BUNDLE (U.S. Presidency) Unit (CIVICS)

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Classroom Economy: An Economics Simulation
Are you looking for a way to make economics enjoyable or maybe just want to improve classroom management? Classonomics is an interactive classroom economy that will boost student engagement and help reinforce the major concepts of a market economy. Create your very own classroom economy with this

Also included in: Economics Resources: A Bundle of Engaging Resources On Money And The Economy

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Political Parties & Presidential Election Campaign Simulation Activity
Overview: "Let's Get The Party Started!" This presidential election simulation is an excellent way for students to comprehend all aspects of political parties, and the campaigns needed to elect a presidential candidate. Teacher will divide class into groups of 4 to 5 students per group. Each grou

Also included in: PRESIDENTS BUNDLE: Civics, Executive & Presidential Resources

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Declaration of Independence Reader's Theater FREEBIE
In this short play, students will learn about the history of the writing of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence Reader's Theater is a perfect addition to the Civics or U.S. History curriculum in middle school or high school. Included in this resource: 1. 3 page script f
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Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
Our future decision-makers are in our classroom today. It is critical that our students understand the voting process and recognize the importance of casting their vote. This civics lesson walks your students through the voting process with a mock election. Your students will learn key vocabulary,
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REFORM MOVEMENT ACTIVITY
Excite your students about the different reform movements through a museum exhibit. Allow your students to learn for themselves through informational text, primary sources, video clips and songs. As your students travel through the Reform Movement Museum they will write postcards summarizing their

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Articles of Confederation Simulation
A great interactive simulation to demonstrate to government or US history students the failures of the Articles of Confederation. After the lesson students will have a clear understanding of why the US needed a stronger central government. Students will take on the role of one of the 13 original s
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Three Branches of Government Simulation-united states american checks balances
45 minute simulation, expandable to much longer if desiredGreat for final review of the U.S. Constitution. Students have been hearing about it and examining charts about the government... now they get to "be" the three branches. They pass, sign, veto, and review just like the real government is sup
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Colonizing the Moon - An American History Simulation
In this engaging simulation, students will found a colony, write a Declaration of Independence and create a Constitution on the Moon! The simulation includes detailed instructions, small group work, a class debate, and discussion questions. This American History-inspired simulation will give studen
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Colonial Tax Simulation - American Revolution
After the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, Tea Act, etc, "Taxation Without Representation" became the rallying cry of the colonists. Ever want your students to experience what exactly it was like to be taxed with no representation? This simulation will allow the students to experience th
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Living Wage Economics Mock Trial
In this pre-made mock trial, the poor people of the United States of America allege that the federal government has not done its job in providing for the general welfare. At issue in the case is a discussion over minimum wage versus living wage and the right for access to affordable health care. Th
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How A Bill Becomes A Law (Simulation Lesson Plan)
A simulation style lesson plan that involves students in the process of making their own classroom "law" Originally designed to be taught over the course of three days and, when possible, in conjunction with a trip to the state capitol. Visit my website for vocabulary cards to accompany the initia
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Mock Congress
This interactive 2-3 day Mock Congress simulation is a great way to bring the bill-to-law process to life! The product includes 2 Mock Congress options- one that uses the traditional Congressional setting and parties and one that uses your school campus as the backdrop and places staff/faculty and s

Also included in: Bill to Law Bundle- Lecture, Cloze Notes, Mock Congress Simulation, and Review

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Mock Trials for Government and Civics Classes: The Trial of Snow White
In this mock trial, your students will act as court officials, witnesses, and jurors to determine if Snow White murdered Prince Charming. What could have driven her to such a crime? And did she do it? Your government or civics class will have a great time as they determine her guilt or innocence.
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Tinker v Des Moines Reader's Theater
Learning about a major landmark Supreme Court case has never been more engaging! The Tinker v Des Moines Reader's Theater is a perfect addition to the Civics curriculum in middle school or high school. Included in this resource: 1. 3 page script for 6-7 students (estimated time: 4-6 minutes) 2. 5 d
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Constitution Simulation
This simulation explores the backgrounds, motivations, and opinions of the federalists and anti-federalists at the Constitutional Convention. Students become experts on one participant and present to classmates in a mock convention. A great activity that allows students to improve research strateg

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Forming a Government
This is a great activity at the beginning of the school year for students explore creating a fictional government. In the scenario, they are stranded on a deserted island with a group of their classmates. They have to agree to a set of laws, elect a leader, design a process for making and revising l
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Spongebob's Checks and Balances
Using a hands-on activity and an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, students understand why our system of checks and balances is a principle of our Constitution.
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Voting Time!  Help Hire the New Teacher in Your School
Who will be hired for the next teaching job at your school? Students are asked to help the principal hire a new teacher. Take the politics out of the elections and demonstrate to your students how voters come to a conclusion about who they are going to vote for.
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US Constitution Negotiation
In this activity, students take the side of either the big States or the small States, to try and negotiate their own Constitution. Students face the same issues the framers did, but how they solve it will be unpredictable. Students complete the activity by presenting their Constitution to the class
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World War I Simulation : National Security v Bill of Rights
This lesson, developed by Shawneen Morrison, is designed to increase student awareness of the historical tension over balancing civil liberties with national security. The lesson begins with a political opinion survey that sets students up for charges of sedition under the Espionage and Sedition A
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