I typed of a brief candidate biography for each candidate running for President of the United States. The bios include birth information, past experience and a paragraph about their political views. All of the information came from reliable sources.
This has the Political Views Project and the Political Typology Pre-Assessment. Purchasing these two assignments together will save you $2.
I put a lot of hours into this project. It also usually takes students 3-4 days to complete it. I have
This powerpoint has all of the basic information about Congress and lots of current issues related to Congress. There are lots of great charts and images that are all animated. Some of the slides cover gerrymandering, how much Congress works and why
This activity has students research a contemporary topic that has to do with racial issues in the US today. The lesson includes links to all of the articles the students will need to read. Topics include criminal justice, education and more. I use
This activity has students use OpenSecrets.org to look at the campaign contributions for different Senators and Representatives. The donations are for their Congressional elections but students could easily look at presidential campaign donations as
This goes with the Political Views Project. This pre-assessment has students look at the different political typology categories from the Pew typology quiz. Students have to write about which typology they think they will get after taking the quiz.
I used this template to create scratcher reward cards for my students. If you put clear masking tape over the sqaure with the prize, then mix silver paint with a tiny bit of dish soap and paint over the tape, you will have a scratcher ticket. You
This activity includes the student template for the activity on one of the slides. The students examine pictures from history and have to write down what they see, make inferences and try and figure out how they are all related.
This lesson includes 9 different photo stories to choose from. Students write a narrative based on one of the people in the photos. The students are supposed to write about the person in the context of the Great Depression and what is happening in
I started Economics with this questionnaire. I went over each question one at a time and my students wrote their answers in their notebooks. When we were done with each question, we went over their answers as a class. The questions have to do with