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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:35pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Should Congress and the President pass legislation to raise the federal minimum wage of American workers? Learn about the positions of Senators,...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:09pm
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  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students will examine the role of lobbyists in policy making. Specifically, they will a) identify what lobbyists are, b) explain the...
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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:47pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
The executive branch was created by Article II of the U.S. Constitution and is headed by the President of the United States. The Constitution granted...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:29pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students will explore the civil liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Specifically, students will a) read and interpret the text...
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:34pm
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  • MS, HS
Should the President be able to exercise executive powers as identified in the “take care” clause during times of Congressional gridlock? Learn about...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:10pm
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In this lesson, students will examine the role of celebrities and experts testifying in front of Congressional Committees. Specifically, they will a...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:13pm
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Common Core
In this lesson, students will examine the virtue of humility through historical figures and determine its significance in present day leaders...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:15pm
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  • MS, HS
The United States Constitution gives minimal requirements for the elected offices of the Senator or Representative and Congress, but throughout the...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:17pm
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We often talk about Congress’ main job of passing laws. However, Congress has many other powers/duties. What are they and how is Congress currently...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:18pm
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The Legislative Branches powers are enumerated in Article I of United States Constitution. But their main power is to make laws as identified in...