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Lesson Plan: Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
After wearing black armbands to school in protest of the Vietnam War, three students -- two of them siblings -- were suspended by the Des Moines...
Lesson Plan: The Future of Social Security
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The Social Security Act of 1935 was created in response to social problems that had developed in the 19th and early 20th century. The act created the...
Lesson Plan: The Red Scare and McCarthyism
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Following World War II, tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States increased. As the Cold War began, the spread of communism and Soviet...
Lesson Plan: Presidential Pardons
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Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution gives the President the power to "grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the...
Lesson Plan: Congress' Power of Impeachment
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In the Constitution, the Congress is given the sole power of impeachment and removing the President and all civil officers from office. This power of...
Lesson Plan: Major Events of the Cold War
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The Cold War was a period of heightened tension and conflict between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their allies throughout the world that...
Lesson Plan: Congressional Oversight of the Executive Branch
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  • Checks and Balances
  • High School
Congressional oversight is the power of the legislative branch to review, monitor and supervise the actions of the federal bureaucracy. This lesson...
Lesson Plan: Differences Between the House and the Senate
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
The legislative branch is divided into the House of Representatives and the Senate. While these chambers are both tasked with making laws, they...
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
This lesson uses ProCon.org to on the pros and cons of various issues on our current immigration crisis. It is designed for small groups, mini-...
Policymaking and the Three Branches of Government
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The Constitution divides power amongst the three branches of government. This lesson looks at ways that each branch influences and creates public...