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22 resources with the concept representative government

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National Constitution Center: Hall Pass Videos

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The National Constitution Center offers this collection of informative and entertaining videos intended to start conversations and develop critical thinking skills. Viewers learn about the rights granted by the constitution, about the...
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Step Five: All about Public Policy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Public policy is important to understand because it affects everyone. The resource tells middle schoolers how the government uses policy to accomplish goals in the administration. It includes a reading, true or false worksheet, a...
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Democratic Ideas of the 1776 Maryland Constitution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New Review1776 was a year of political upheaval in the American colonies. Academics examine the Maryland Constitution to understand the desire to break with Great Britain. Young historians learn about Maryland's efforts to extend rights to its...
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Government Power: Do the Actions of Government Effect Me?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What does the government have to do with getting a driver's license? Including the calorie count for a meal on a restaurant menu? By discussing these kinds of questions and researching how concepts behind federal, state, and local...
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Voter Mobilization in Texas

For Students 4th - 12th
Henry B. Gonzalez, José Luis Guttierez, and Willie Velasquez are the focus of a video that spotlights the contributions the three individuals made for the Chicano population. Actual footage alongside passionate interviews from family...
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The Legislative Branch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A visit to Washington, DC inspired Congressman John Lewis; a video visit to Congress and the Constitutional Convention just might inspire your learners. Using an intriguing video, viewers learn why and how the Founding Fathers created a...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2016

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A comprehension check uses multiple-choice and essay questions for a balanced examination concepts in both US History and government. The test covers a variety of topics, including British mercantilism, the Monroe Doctrine, and the...
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State Apportionment

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
What's a fair way to decide how many US Representatives each state gets in Congress? Learn how people mathematically conduct state apportionment and explore different methods our Founding Fathers had in mind.
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Niccoló Machiavelli

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Do the ends justify the means? According to Niccolo Machiavelli they do. Is it more important for leaders to be moral or powerful? Machiavelli argued that power was the most important. Learn more about this 15th century Italian...
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Constitutional Principles: Consent of the Governed

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A government of the people, by the people, and for the people! Invite your class to really analyze the concept of consent of the governed and why it is one of the foundational principles of the United States Constitution and of...
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Creating a Government

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A simulation gives scholars a personal look at what goes into forming a government. Each of them is assigned 1 of 4 tribes which make up Borka, a hypothetical country. The tribe distribution is based on the percentage of people in each....
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Vocabulary: Age of Enlightenment

For Teachers 8th
What do Christopher Columbus, Thomas Hobbes, and the Crusades have in common? Two things. They are on this vocabulary list, and they were all apart of the Age of Enlightenment. Here you'll find a list of 20 people, places, or things...
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Select a Candidate and Get the Word Out

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the roles of political parties in presidential elections. They discuss the qualities needed by a presidential candidate and brainstorm ideas for their candidate to emphasize during a campaign.
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The Importance of Representative Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the general concept of representative democracy, and compare/contrast the American representative democracy to the monarchical system. They research the role of legislative bodies in serving the government,...
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Democracy and Representative Government

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a worksheet about the government and identify the characteristics of different governments. In this government lesson plan, students define representative democracy and complete a worksheet.
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Roles of Individuals and Groups in Politics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the Federalist Paper by James Madison. They discuss the influence of interest groups in contemporary politics.
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Play House

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a closer look at representative government. In this House of Representatives lesson plan, students discuss their local representative in Congress and research his or her responsibilities. Students then participate in a...
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Getting to Know the House

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at representative government. In this House of Representatives lesson, students discuss their local representative in Congress and research his or her responsibilities. Students respond to the provided...
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Government and Politics

For Students 11th - 12th
Challenge your students' knowledge of the American government with this activity, which prompts them to fill in missing key terms (no word bank is provided, allowing students to come up with answers on their own) and complete short...
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The Role of Government and Citizens

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define term representative democracy, explain how the government responds to the needs of its citizens, describe the role of citizens in a representative democracy, and explain how citizens can influence public policy.
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Documents of early forms of representative government

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the steps taken to an early attempt of a Representative  form of government in the Colonial Era.  In this American Government lesson, 7th graders analyze primary sources. 
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The Philadelphia Convention

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the conflict over representation that occurred at the Philadelphia Convention. They participate in a class discussion, and in small groups represent a fictional large population state and small population...