Developing A Class Constitution
Foundations of American Government (Remedial level) featuring a class-building
Cause and Effect In the Confederation, Revolutionary and Constitutional Periods
A Lesson on The Principles of American Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Human Rights
PowerPoint: Comparing Authoritarianism and Democracy
The presentation is available as a web page.
Collaborative Activities On the Principles of American Democracy
Origins of American Government
Student's Vocabulary and definitions for Revolutionary and Constitutional Periods. Want to take a 15-question quiz? Here you go!
The Origins of American Government Part II: Featuring a web project entitled: You Are There: A Revolutionary On-Line Newspaper
New! The Declaration of Independence
New! The Constitutional Convention of 1787
Vocabulary List for the Constitutional Convention of 1787
New! Reviewing the important Historical Documents of US Government and History
Introduction to The Constitution
Web Project: Team Pages and Essays on American Democracy Amending the Constitution Word 2000 Version
Adobe Acrobat PDF Version
Introduction to The Bill of Rights
The Big Box Three-Branch Review Worksheet
An interactive graphical version of the Big Box Review.
Vocabulary: Chapter 4: the Federal System (Government In America)
The structure of American government
Introduction to Congress
The Structure and function of the Legislative Branch, featuring:
An Interactive Worksheet on the Legislative Branch
The Virginia Version of the Interactive Legislative Branch Worksheet
Investigating the House of Representatives and the Senate
The Powers of the House and Senate In The News
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Review Lesson: Creating a Computer-based Diagram of Government Concepts
A quiz on Presidential History based on notes from oral presentations. Students used two web sites: C-SPAN's American Presidents and Internet Public Library's POTUS database.
The Roles of the Presidency
An Interactive Worksheet on the Roles of the Presidency
One great resources listed there is a lesson plan from the New York Times.
Judicial Branch: With Worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation.
New: A worksheet on cases dealing with the Bill of Rights is now available here: Investigating and Debating the Bill of Rights
Also available in Word 2000 and PDF Format.
More on The Judicial Branch This lesson is not very collaborative, but I thought it should be on-line anyway. Includes separate matching exercises on judicial branch vocabulary ( from American Civics).
More on the Judicial Branch. Included here is a link to the ABC News site on a Supreme Court case (Dec. 9, 1998)
Vocabulary: Our Civil Liberties
Vocabulary: Our Legal Rights
Vocabulary: The Legal Process
Mock Tial: The Trial of Harry S Truman
Checks and Balances System (A Simulation)
New: An interactive flow chart on the Checks and Balances System
Elections and the Electoral Process
Check out Election Central 2008
From The PBS Newshour: Lesson Plan on the Electoral College
The Election of 2008: An Introduction
Using Current Events to Teach About The Election Process
Primaries and Caucuses
Modern Political Parties and Elections
Special Interest Groups
The Path to the White House
The Inauguration of Barack Obama
||A Powerpoint Presentation (in HTML) on Sources of Information.|
Lesson Plan on The 1998 State of the Union Speech
Website: Preparing for the 2010 State of the Union of Barack Obama
From C-SPAN: The 2010 State of the Union Address
A lesson plan on the 2010 Obama State of the Union speech is available
A lengthy worksheet analyzing the President Clinton's 1998 speech
|Week 12||The Civil Rights Movement: A Web Project|
World Map to edit in Paint Shop Pro
Need maps? Try this website!
US Foreign Policy at the Turn of the Millennium: With Vocab, & Filmstrip Worksheet
American Foreign Policy, Yesterday and Today
Here is a fully-hyperlinked version of the above lesson as it appeared in Teaching Government With The Internet, published by Zenger Media.
American Foreign Policy: Learning Stations and Class Presentations
The United Nations
The Future of Government: Interdisciplinary Studies in Science, Literature, and Government.
Our Economic System (Part 1)
An interactive version of the Circular Flow Model of Economic Activity
|Week 17||Survey of the United States Geopolitics and related web projects|
Review Outlines For Government In America
The lesson plan below was posted just after the attacks
on New York and the Pentagon took place: A
Lesson Plan on the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Review and final Exams
Interdisciplinary Unit: The
Current Events: The News Discussion Page
Black History Month: The Civil Rights Movement: A Black History Celebration
Student Web Site: An Interactive Guide to the Bill of Rights
Need something else? Try...
George Cassutto's Cyberlearning World
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