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Lesson Plan: Enumerated and Implied Powers of Congress
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Article I Section 8 of the Constitution lists powers expressly delegated to Congress. This lesson has students learn about the concepts of enumerated...
Carnegie Council "Flipped Classroom"
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Carnegie Council offers a twist on the traditional "flipped classroom." Rather than entire lectures or guided instruction, we offer an abbreviated...
Deliberation: Modifying your State's Voting Laws
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The Constitution gives the states the power to determine the “Times, Places, and Manner” of elections. With this constitutional authority, states...
C-SPAN Classroom Deliberation: What are ways for youth to engage in politics?
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Statistically young Americans tend to have less political engagement and lower voter turnout than the general population. Developing these political...
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 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: Improving How Congress Works
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
This lesson has students research the effectiveness of Congress. Using proposed solutions for improving how Congress works, students will evaluate...