A great video from NBC news showing a day in the life of Congress. Students love the video and the sheet is very easy to follow and fill out.
Video can be found here: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30892505/
This powerpoint highlights the different ways we can classify governments around the world. Using these slides, the notes, and the "Herron-Topia" sheet you have a full lesson to help students better understand what government looks like around the
A great guided reading for the Declaration of Independence. This can be used to check and see if students read, it can be filled out while you read aloud in class, or can be used to spark further discussions.