You can purchase all of my U.S. Government resources which includes power points, guided notes (with questions), homework, quizzes, unit tests, and group projects here: U.S. Government Resources
A quick word about my teaching style so that you know what you are getting into. I have worked at several schools in the past where I did not have the ability to check out books to students because of short supply. Because of this, I created materials in which I wouldn't need my students to have a textbook to be prepared for any tests or quizzes that they received. The power points that I created are quite extensive and include guided notes and video that go along with them. The students do not write down every word from the presentation and can focus on listening and learning the material from the lecture. If you don't use lecture very much when you are teaching then this probably isn't for you. Additional items that I have posted can be used for notebook check assignments which I usually have whenever I get to the end of a unit.
This bundle was created to be used in a U.S. Government/Honors class and includes the following:
- A 165 (317 mb) slide power point that dives into U.S. foreign policy related to U.S. government. The presentation includes many pictures and several video clips that shows the hierarchy of the U.S. military command and U.S. military interventions throughout the 20th century.
- 4 days of guided notes that go along with the presentation. Each day of notes has questions at the end which can be used for homework or a notebook check assignment. The notes are as follows:
Day 1 - The Basics
- The role of the Secretary of State and U.S. diplomats.
Day 2 - The Defense Department
- Defense Dept, CIA, and Military interventions
Day 3 - WWII - Present
-LOTS of pictures and video related to U.S. military interventions in Berlin, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Iraq, Somalia, and Afghanistan. This day of notes will probably take two days to get through.
Day 4 - The United Nations
- Covers international organizations such as NATO and the UN and the role the U.S. plays.
Additional assignments in the bundle include:
- A foreign policy group project that includes researching U.S. relations with another country. In the past I have allowed the students to include food from the nation of their choosing to make the project a little more fun on the day they present.
- A U.S. military intervention handout that can be used for homework or a notebook check. This covers major interventions in the last 60 years ending with the invasion in Iraq 2003.
- Thirteen Days Movie Questions - I created questions to go along with this movie from 2000. It is a good way of showing how the chain of command goes to work during a time of crisis. I provided a link to the movie on youtube for purchase. Be advised the movie is PG-13.
- A foreign policy quiz (key included) which consists of five multiple choice questions, five fill-in-the-blank, five true/false, and five definitions
That's everything! Thank you very much for considering this product. Cheers!
Please take a look at other bundles that I have created for U.S. Government:
Principles of Government Bundle
Origins of American Government Bundle
The Constitution Bundle
American Political Parties Bundle
The Electoral Process
Voting and Voter Behavior Bundle
Mass Media and Public Opinion Bundle
Interest Groups Bundle
The Legislative Branch Bundle
The Executive Branch Bundle
The Judicial Branch Bundle
Civil Liberties Bundle