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Lesson Plan: Divided Government and How it Works
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Divided government occurs when the presidency and Congress are not controlled by the same political party. This lesson provides an overview of what...
Lesson Plan: What Makes a Good Campaign Ad?- Advertisement Analysis
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This lesson has students learn about different strategies that media consultants use to convince voters with campaign ads. They will hear from...
Lesson Plan: Historical Presidential Campaign Announcement Analysis
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In order to meet Federal Election Commission requirements, individuals running for president must officially declare their candidacy. This lesson has...
Lesson Plan: Constitution Clips Scavenger Hunt
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This lesson has students use C-SPAN's Constitution Clips to explore the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. Using their own devices in class or at...
Should the legislative filibuster rule be eliminated in the Senate?
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The filibuster in the Senate is used to delay or block action on most legislation through unlimited debate. Because of this, the Senate currently...
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In 1971, the 26th Amendment to the Constitution was passed and ratified lowering the voting age to 18. This amendment was proposed in response to the...
What should the United States do to address issues along the U.S.-Mexico border?
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The United States-Mexico border stretches over 1,900 miles from the Pacific Ocean in California to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. With President Trump’...
Should the federal government fund a single-payer health care system for everyone?
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The health care system in the United States currently consists of a hybrid of various private and government funded programs and policies. With...
Should the federal government enact "red flag" laws to prevent gun violence?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This lesson looks at legislation that would provide federal grants for states to enact red flag laws. Red flag laws, also known as extreme risk...
Second Amendment Supreme Court Cases: DC v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court cases addressed issues relating to an individual's right to bear arms and the incorporation...