This lesson allows students to apply their knowledge of checks and balances, and separation of powers, to recent events in the terms of our two most recent presidents (Obama and Trump). 5 sets of current events are summarized for students, and
A simple worksheet to accompany the "The Basics of Executive Orders" powerpoint. Using this sheet, students will independently research an executive order from either President Barack Obama or President Trump. Then, students will find two other
This PowerPoint introduces the very basics of Executive Orders and their significance. I recommend accompanying it with my Executive Order Case Study file for an independent, research based activity that allows students to apply research to the
This is a list of helpful websites that I have used to find lesson plans, primary sources, fun apps to use in the classroom, and resources for reaching all of my students. I found it very helpful as a student teacher, as did the rest of my cohort
When teaching my students the complexities and dramatics that a Supreme Court nominee must go through, I used recent Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as an example using this text set including a political cartoon, tweet, an image and news
For my Civics Studies course, a combination of government and english content, we created a unit which focused on why checks and balances were essential to society today.
This unit plan focuses more on the Government part of the unit, but the unit