This states of matter pack includes: Word Wall/Vocabulary cards with pictures on them Posters with definitions for solids, liquids, and gas States of Matter poem written by me! (Includes B/W versions too) States of Matter student fact
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 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
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 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
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
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.
This is a 14-slide PPT that provides a good introduction to a government or civics class. I would use this presentation for getting down to the business of talking about what government is, does, and who it impacts. This presentation lays out
This role play was created to teach students the different roles of key people in United States' foreign policy. It takes the real-life scenario of the United Nation's and the United States' current issue with Iran and nuclear power and turns it
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
This 24 slide PowerPoint highlights the upcoming Inaugural Celebration. Students will learn about President Obama, the Inauguration Ceremony and its significance to the American people. Photos will show famous places in Washington, DC, such as the
“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
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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
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
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
Don't re-invent the wheel. Use this syllabus and course plan designed for a full year AP GOPO class. The Course Plan spreadsheet gives a day-by-day breakdown of lesson plan titles and assessments, including links to articles, unit plans and other
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.
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
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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
Begin class with a warm up journal that gets students to think critically, analyze political cartoons, discuss data, or practice writing an FRQ response.
Students in AP US Government need to be able to analyze Federalist Papers 10 and 51, these reading guides offer questions, a graphic organizer, and a basis for classroom discussion.
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
Federal Courts - AP Government 12 Slide Presentation Includes: *Links to Relevant Websites *Relevant Graphics *”Talking Points” in notes section of PPT for use with lecture on Federal Courts for AP Government and Politics PDF Documents
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
I'm new to TpT as of May 2015. During that stretch, 9 teachers have bought my "Democracy..." product. I am an award winning teacher (see profile) who has taught at HS, college and Senior Citizen levels. I also teach in the Education Dept at a
Students see the importance and benefits of writing in a mini-unit that has them investigate international wrongs (a la NPR links) and participate in trying to right those wrongs via letters.
This is an in-class (1 period) or homework activity which calls for studetns to conduct an online search for interesting information related to Constitutional Principles
"If the world's population were reduced to 100, it would look something like this..." The information comes from the website: www.Miniature-Earth.com Students have found the presented images and statements fascinating. The text
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
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.
This FREE product is designed to accompany the multimedia module entitled “Demography, Ideology, and Religion in the American Electorate.” The product contains lesson plan ideas that will help you provide students with learner-centered opportunities
This chapter entitled “The Constitutional Structure of American Government” is one of my favorites because it is dynamic, interesting, and comprehensive. Students will be introduced to a number of important concepts including the Supremacy Clause,
This activity is short and provides a humorous intorduction to a philosophy class. It may seem silly to students, but once the class gets into it, it will help reduce anxiety that students may feel about this subject. Students pretend that are at a
The chapter entitled “The Bill of Rights and the Constitutional Amendment Process” is an excellent supplement to any political science or American government course. This module introduces, in an efficient and interesting way, the Bill of Rights and
The Matrix (first film only) This unit is part of a bundled unit on Dystopian films. You will find it here: Dystopian Films (bundled unit) I use films as a way to introduce students to philosophy. I put a copy of the film in the library on
This booklet describes the Inauguration Ceremony that will be held on January 21, 2013. Photographs show President Obama and the places he will be during the Inauguration celebration. After reading the booklet, children will be familiar with the
Understanding Changing Times According to E. J. Dionne, columnist for the Washington Post, social change occurs in three stages. The first is momentum building; the second is passive resistance, and the third is active resistance. Between each
Super clear, easy to understand flash cards that equip the student with the basics of philosophy, thinking biases and fallacies. The ultimate end is to help the student learn critical thinking skills through understanding previous great thinkers
This assignment is a matching and cloze activity in which students match roles and titles of leaders in Congress. They also match the fuctions and roles of committees in Congress. This would be a good assignment to use for review or reteach
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 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.
This movie guide goes along with the 2008 documentary "IOU-SA", which focuses on the shape and impact of the United States national debt. Includes questions from the film and deeper analysis questions. Great for a High School Econ or Government
I'm new to TpT as of May 2015. After using inadequate excerpts on Communism found in US History or World History textbooks, I decided to write my own description. Instead of the one page descriptions found in textbooks, I use seven pages to help
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