Political Systems Teacher Resources

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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2016

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What better way to develop an awareness of the power of presidential campaigns ads than by analyzing them? The resources in this collection ask class members to develop criteria for evaluating effective ads, and to examine the claims,...
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Caucus 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Want to get your students, their parents, and your community involved in the democratic process? Although designed for Iowans, you don't have to be from that state nor does it need to be an election year to benefit from the resources in...
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What Makes Democracy Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Eight lessons make up a collection designed to help high schoolers make sense of an election year. Class members learn about voting rights, the importance of a free press, and civic participation. The focus is on the 2020 presidential...
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Colonial America and Revolution

For Teachers 8th Standards
The first series of lessons in this unit module examines George Washington's contributions to the Revolutionary War and as the first president of the United States. Scholars also consider Washington as a slaveholder and discuss attitudes...
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Political Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every political system has advantages and disadvantages. To gain an understanding of these differences, groups investigate the political system of another country—oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, parliamentary—and prepare a...
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World Governments and Mapping Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here you will find maps, great informational text, and vital information on political systems and government. The slide show provides material on democratic and nondemocratic systems of government as well as a map activity intended to...
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Comparing Canadian and U.S. Political Systems and Political Campaigns

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this political systems lesson plan, students conduct research to compare and contrast the forms of government in the United States and...
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Political Systems

For Students 8th - 10th
For this political systems worksheet, students read the dialogue examples in pairs to explore political systems within Britain.
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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 12

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate various political systems around the world. They complete a chart that compares the U.S. political system with other nations' governments, conduct research on a selected nation, and present an oral report.
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Feudalism: A Social and Political System

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Feudalsim worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about the topic, examine the listed Web sites about the topic, and then respond to 14 short answer questions about the information presented.
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Comparison of Political Ideologies in the Context of Constitutional Preambles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the various philosophies that form the foundations of political systems of major world countries.
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Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils explore the form and function of American government. In this political systems lesson, students explore unitary, conferderation, and federal forms of government as they create products that note details regarding each.
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Political Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this political systems worksheet, learners discuss the type of society they would prefer, a class-less one regulated by democracy or a society with all levels of income and wealth, regulated by free market.
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Vocabulary: Political Systems

For Students 6th - 8th
In this political systems vocabulary worksheet, learners choose the vocabulary word that does not belong in each set of words.  Each vocabulary word is related to political systems of Great Britain.
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American Focus on World Constitutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders read several passages to gain an understanding of the nations that have adopted a constitution similar to the United States Constitution. This is a scripted lesson plan that is intended to build content-specific vocabulary...
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An Introduction to Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy In America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Alexis de Tocqueville wanted to establish a successful democracy in France, so he turned to the newest example of democracy available in the early nineteenth century: the young American government. Learn more about the observations from...
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Communism

For Students 8th - 11th
Clarifying the differences between Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism, as well as describing the historical contexts for each, this video will help viewers understand the meaning of Communist and Capitalist countries. This resource...
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Structure of Government within the EU

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The political system of the European Union is historically unique and has been constantly evolving. To better understand the structure of the EU, class members compare the EU's branches to those of the United States Federal Government.
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Honoring An Imperial Legacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research, compare, and identify imperial Rome's impact on modern governments. They compare the political system of ancient Rome to modern political systems throughout the world.
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Foundations of the American Political System

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the foundations of the political system in America. Analyzing state constitutions, they discover the principles that were used to develop political institutions. They discuss the advantages of a common market and...
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UK Political System

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the political system in the UK. They compare/contrast the political system in the UK to the one in the United States. Students read Politics and Youth and follow with a discussion group. They create their own political...
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Should We Have More Than 2 Major Political Parties? | America From Scratch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The advantages and disadvantages of the United States' two-party system are the focus of a short PBS video. After listening to a series of political scientists, viewers are asked whether they think the United States should change its...

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