US Government Activities in High School Social Studies

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High School Democracy Project Webinar
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With the election and deadlines for voter registration approaching, join the National Council of La Raza, the American Federation of Teachers, and...
Black Vote in Presidential Election
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Common Core
As the presidential primaries continue, voters in the Democratic party are split between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont...
Choosing to Make a Nation Curriculum: Creating the Constitution
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
The Choosing to Make a Nation Curriculum Project developed by award-winning author Ray Raphael is a student-centered, primary source-rich approach to...
The Constitution in Action: The Early Republic
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
The United States Constitution, signed in 1787 and ratified in 1788, provided a skeletal outline, but how would it be applied in the real world? Some...
Explaining American Populism (Worksheet)
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Why is populism so difficult to define? How has populism influenced American politics during different time periods? Why does populism not fit neatly...
Drawing Congressional Districts Is Like Sudoku
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Common Core
One of the basic underpinnings of U.S. democracy is that we use voting to determine who represents us at the city, state, and federal levels of...
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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  • Social Studies
  • 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...
Voting Discrimination and the Effects of Shelby County v. Holder
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
This lesson looks at the history of voting discrimination, the protections provided by the Voting Rights Acts of 1965 and the impact of the Supreme...
Media Literacy: Making Sense of the 24-7 News Cycle
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
A free press is essential to the success of a democracy. As the media has evolved over time to include radio, television, internet and now smart...
Lesson Plan: Empathy, Movies, and the Common Good, Part 2
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
What is historical empathy? How do movies personalize the political? In this lesson, through selected scenes from Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln...