This is a project that can be used for all 50 United States. In my classroom, we do one each day when we are working at our 50 States unit. The 50 States unit is also available on my Tpt.
This project can also be used as a research based project.
This is a matching activity that pairs roles and responsibilities within the executive branch and departments in the bureaucracy.
This is a worksheet that could be completed as a homework assignment, or in class with a group or partner.
This presentation is a overview of Us political parties, their history, political ideology (liberal v. conservative), third parties, and party organization. A great overview for a High School government class or an Intro to Political Science course.
You’ll be getting coloured and lineart graphics in various poses and combinations.
This is part of a Politicians Clipart Bundle. Click on the links below to check out the contents!:
This is a Power Point Presentation designed to teach about the terrorist attacks on the twin towers and the Pentagon. Students have a very limited understanding of the events behind the annual memorial. As part of the presentation, students are
This organizational chart helps students analyze political advertisements over the course of American television and now onto the internet. Using this product, students will watch presidential campaign commercials from the 1952 election between
“The Jackson Toast” is a new Recording from Professor Presley recently completed at Earthling Studios in San Diego, Ca. We have taken an old campaign song from the Jackson Campaign of 1828 and turned it into a modern rock n roll song that will have
Washington’s Farewell Address is a great document to use in a common core style lesson in which U.S. History students analyze text. This document touches on topics that resonate with students because students can look at what Washington’s advice
This short survey will help students identify themselves as Democrats, Republicans or Moderates. This can be used in the beginning or end of any High School Government or History course. It's designed for students to answer based upon their
I find that students have a hard time analyzing the different interpretations of the Constitution that each branch may have, so I created this single resource that condenses all this information into one reference sheet.
My kids love it; hopefully
This is a ready to rock unit full of plug and play activities.
Two 2-page summary articles on special interest and campaign finance. Up-to-date with history and legislation, constitutional authority, court cases, and content for the AP exam.
Critics call them "legislation by other means." Supporters defend them as a necessary tool for leading the country especially in the face of a Congress unwilling or unable to make tough choices. Whatever your position, the Executive Order has been
This is an internet scavenger hunt activity in which you use your government webpage to find answers to the questions. I use Illinois government because I teach in Illinois, but it can be modified for any state. Great activity for the students to
Critical thinking is a necessary skill that everyone should develop. This exercise is an introduction to a lesson, unit, or course in Critical Thinking. Use it to enhance a political science course, a psychology course, a social studies course or
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Velveteen Rabbit
Philosophy and film
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
➢ This unit compliments my other TpT unit on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - see the link below. I am hoping this
Having a student recite the pledge without understanding the meaning behind it is pointless. This poster shows the Pledge of Allegiance with each line of the pledge, broken down and poetically deciphered, so that students will understand its
This activity offers students the opportunity to analyze a selection of political cartoons about interest groups and their influence on Congress. A humorous introduction to this topic that will serve as a hook to keep students interested.
My goal every year is to matriculate a new crop of Constitutional scholars. This is the key tool I use in my classroom to do so. This is something I tell my kids to hold on to, and we pull it out of their binders almost daily.
I have this broken
If you have ever gone to lunch with coworkers you probably have experienced the prisoner’s dilemma. How did you split the check? Suppose everyone had agreed to split the check equally. If everyone ordered the same amount of food there is no problem.
Cards Against Government
(A Game of Political Words)
Who can use this product?
Although I originally created this game for my Advanced Placement Government and Politics classes I have used it with other civics courses as well. Once you receive the
Improve your classroom discussions with a rubric that clearly describes the qualities of a good discussion. This rubric works great for Socratic seminars. You can use this both as your assessment and for classmates to assess each other.
In this volatile season of politics and rhetoric, it’s good for us to step back and try to look at all perspectives. Ups and Downs is a fable using a termite colony to uncover the mindsets of our political parties. Use this fable as a springboard to
Using excerpts from primary source documents, students will get to evaluate different possible clauses to the Constitution that touch upon similar issues. The debates from the Constitutional Convention through today will come alive!
This presentation is an overview of how a bill becomes a law in our Federal system. This presentation is complete with video clips to enhance particular aspects of the slideshow as well as debate / discussion prompts for student interaction. Might
This movie guide goes with the PBS / FRONTLINE documentary "Big Money, Big Sky" about the issue of campaign finance and the influence of the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision. Included both questions from the film and higher-level opinion
This a great test that looks at particular political statements and tried to find our if you fall on the liberal, conservative, or moderate ends of the US political spectrum. Great for a High School government class.
Fully editable power point for your AP Government needs
12 Slide Presentation Includes:
*Links to Relevant Websites
*”Talking Points” in notes section of PPT for use with lecture on Federal Courts for AP Government and
Using either your textbook or another on-line resource (there is one suggested here), explore the history and evolution of the two party system by supporting or refuting a simple assertion: Parties are factions.
Kids have to analyze the
Fully editable unit for your AP Gov needs
~This unit costs less than $2 per day!~
Scope & Sequence, Enrichment Activities, FRQ's w/ rubric, Exam w/ key, PPT w/ Lecture Notes and Discussion Questions.
Many teachers think of Richard Wright as a great essayist or novelist, but few ever teach his poetry. Ta-nehsi Coates stumbled upon this poem as an 18-year-old, and in 2015, he used the title of Wright’s poem for the title his own memoir. The poem,
Teaching AP Government students how to successfully complete a FRQ is the key to them earning a "5" on the exam. This project book is set up for students to work in "teams" and individually to work on 25 different FRQs that I have collected over
"If the world's population were reduced to 100, it would look something like this..."
The information comes from the website:
Students have found the presented images and
The English Heritage
This upbeat song teaches students about important documents that influenced the founding fathers as the Americans followed their path towards a democratic republic. The song gives basic details about the Magna Carta, The
This cooperative learning lesson lets students analyze primary resources documents from the Presidential election of 1856. Students will learn about the Know Nothing Party by examining the lyrics to four campaign songs from Filmore/Donelson
Students in AP US Government will need to be familiar with the Supreme Court Cases in which the rights of the states clashed with the power of the federal government.
This is a project in which groups are assigned a specific Supreme Court case and
This Powerpoint clearly explains reapportionment and gerrymandering for US Government and Political Science students.
Includes many map examples and visuals that clearly explain this complex issue and introduces and explains vocabulary relevant to
This handout includes instructions and a live link to an online redistricting/gerrymandering game that students can play. The document also include prior knowledge questions to be answered before playing the game. The handout includes response
This presentation is an overview of some of the basic history and benefits of the Judicial Branch of our Federal government - the US Supreme Court. This presentation is complete with video clips to enhance particular aspects of the slideshow as well
This video guide goes along with the PBS / FRONTLINE documentary "Obama's Deal", which looks at the political aspects of the passing Healthcare Reform Act. Includes questions from the film and deeper analysis questions.
Voting! It's fun and mental! But don't get bogged down in planning a whole unit. Use this to streamline voting into one or two days. Here is what you get with this unit.
1.) A clear and concise history of voting, complete with Constitutional
How does Campaign Finance work?
This powerpoint will show students in US Government, AP US Government, and political science classes the ins and outs of campaign finance and campaign finance reform, including PACs, SuperPACs, and recent Supreme
This is a jigsaw activity that includes summaries of four landmark Supreme Court Cases (Baker v. Carr, Wesberry v. Sanders, Reynolds v. Sims, and Shaw v. Reno) with a graphic organizer for students to complete and help them analyze and study the
This custom request set was created to highlight USA Olympian Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin Germany and the contrast the political tension of the era. All graphics are shown in the thumbnail/preview:
- Jesse Owens Running
This two-page handout on fascist government covers the fundamentals of fascist ideology with special reference to Nazism. Includes sections on what the Nazis were against, what they said they were for, historical influences, and differences and
This is a project that I use for AP American Government, but it can be easily adapted to other subjects and grade levels by reducing or increasing the requirements and choosing from a number of focus areas listed in the project. The gist of the