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C-SPAN Classroom Deliberation: How can the government better respond to natural disasters?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The responsibility of responding to natural disasters is shared by the local, state and national governments. With recent hurricanes, flooding and...
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...
Lesson Plan: Rights of the Accused
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The Constitution guarantees certain rights for those individuals accused of a crime. These include rights contained within in the fourth, fifth and...
Lesson Plan: The California Gold Rush
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In 1824 gold was discovered in California sparking the California Gold Rush. New settlers from around the United States and the world migrated to...
Lesson Plan: The Purposes of Government
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This lesson has students learn about the purposes of government specified in the preamble of the Constitution. Students will use C-SPAN video clips...
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...