Death Penalty - Arguments for and against

Death Penalty - Arguments for and against

The issue about whether or not society should execute convicted murderers is highly controversial. Recent polls still show a lot of popular support for the death penalty but Parliament still opposes its reintroduction. In countries where the death penalty does exist, a large number of those on death row are often people who are foreigners, outsiders or misfits. Black people make up 10% of US society but 30% of those on death row. Could this be due to racist judges and juries? This outstanding resources has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the main arguments for and against the death penalty. It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability. The main activity involves getting students to cut out the cards in lesson, organize them into their most persuasive order and then sick into their books before they have a go at the extended writing activity / discussion. Alternatively, they can create a key and then sort through the cards and then stick the sheet into their book or you could cut out the cards and place them into an envelope for them to sort prior to a discussion on the topic. This is a great resource that can be easily adapted to suit your classroom and expectations. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as sixteen statements that can sorted under them. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: Moral Ethics and Philosophy Know: What is the death penalty? Understand: What are the moral arguments for and against the death penalty? Evaluate: Should society execute convicted murderers? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - What is the death penalty? Explain - the moral arguments for and against the death penalty? Analyse - Should society execute convicted murderers? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more quality time with the people who matter. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
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Congress and Foreign Policy.  A Level Government and Politics

Congress and Foreign Policy. A Level Government and Politics

Powerpoint slides looking at Congress and its role in Foreign Policy. Also includes a starter test and answers. What is Foreign Policy. Overview of FP via video link Factors that influence American FP - Info slide. Overview of FP - diagram The Constitution and FP FP and Congress FP and President Increasing Presidential control of FP x2 The importance of WW11 Factors affecting Congress and FP FP cartoon analysis - Task
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Power of the Purse - US Congress - How a budget is passed.  A level Government and Politics

Power of the Purse - US Congress - How a budget is passed. A level Government and Politics

Powerpoint lesson looking at the Power of the Purse - US Congress - How a budget is passed - focus on the January 2018 shutdown. Also includes a handout illustrating how federal budget is passed. What is the power of the purse - inc. link to video Steps in the Federal Budget Process - Overview - Info slide Overview diagram Stage 1 - President presents Budget Proposal to Congress What did Trump ask for for 2018? - Info slide Senate and House Budget Resolutions Stage 3 - Appropriation Committees Stage 4 - Conference Committee Stage 5 - Prsident Focus on what happened in the shutdown of January 2018 - Inc link to video
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Card Sort: Does Prison Work?

Card Sort: Does Prison Work?

This thought provocative resource aims to help students assess whether prison sentences work. This is a controversial subject with people from all sides advocating different solutions from longer sentences to rehabilitate prisoners to alternatives sentences based in the community. This card sort can be used with a range of abilities and has never failed to get my students excited, engaged, whilst improving their understanding of this difficult topic. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Microsoft Word document which includes a learning objective, instructions, two headings cards labelled ‘Pros / Advantages’ and ‘Cons / Disadvantages’ as well as sixteen information cards to be sorted. At the end of the document there is an extension question designed to help consolidate the lesson. This is a fully editable document which can be customised if necessary to suit your students. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: Crime and Punishment Know: How are people supported in prison? Understand: What are the advantages and disadvantages or sending people to prison? Evaluate: Does prison protect society from crime? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - How are people treated in prison? Explain - What are the advantages and disadvantages or sending people to prison? Analyse - Does prison protect society from crime? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow ‘The History Academy’ on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
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Moral Philosophy

Moral Philosophy

These excellent resources have bundled together to give you outstanding value. The over a range of social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that relate to a number of subjects. I plan to add additional resourced to this bundle so if you buy down you will be able to download the rest of my resources for free within this bundle. If you would like to know more then please click on each resource. They are aimed at the fully range of ability. You can cut them out and put them into an envelop for students to sort or you can get them to cut, sort and stick them into their books. Failing that they can create a key or use highlighters and stick the information into their books.
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SMSC Card Sorts

SMSC Card Sorts

These excellent resources have bundled together to give you outstanding value. The over a range of social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that relate to a number of subjects. I plan to add additional resourced to this bundle so if you buy down you will be able to download the rest of my resources for free within this bundle. If you would like to know more then please click on each resource. They are aimed at the fully range of ability. You can cut them out and put them into an envelop for students to sort or you can get them to cut, sort and stick them into their books. Failing that they can create a key or use highlighters and stick the whole sheet into their books.
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Card Sort: Abortion Debate

Card Sort: Abortion Debate

This issue of abortion is a controversial subject, which has to be handled with sensitivity. On the one side we have pro choice who advocate abortion as key to women achieving equality with men, whilst on the other we have pro life who argue that far from helping women achieve equality it actually allows society to continue to ignore the issues that face women such as equal pay, childcare and promotion on merit. This outstanding resources has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the main arguments for and against abortion. It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability. The main activity involves getting students to cut out the cards in lesson, organize them into their most persuasive order and then sick into their books before they have a go at the extended writing activity / discussion. Alternatively, they can create a key and then sort through the cards and then stick the sheet into their book or you could cut out the cards and place them into an envelope for them to sort prior to a discussion on the topic. This is a great resource that can be easily adapted to suit your classroom and expectations. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as sixteen statements that can sorted under them. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: Moral Ethics and Philosophy Know: What is abortion? Understand: What are the arguments for and against Abortion? Evaluate: Are there any circumstances in which it s acceptable to take another life? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - what is Euthanasia? Explain - the arguments for and against Euthanasia? Analyse - Are there any circumstances in which it is acceptable to take another life? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more quality time with the people who matter. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
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Card Sort: Should the government fund the arts?

Card Sort: Should the government fund the arts?

We live in an age of government cut backs and competing claims for tax payer funding for social and health care. This outstanding resources has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the arguments for and against government funding for the arts. It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability. The main activity involves getting students to cut out the cards in lesson, organize them into their most persuasive order and then sick into their books before they have a go at the extended writing activity / discussion. Alternatively, they can create a key and then sort through the cards and then stick the sheet into their book or you could cut out the cards and place them into an envelope for them to sort prior to a discussion on the topic. This is a great resource that can be easily adapted to suit your classroom and expectations. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as fourteen statements that can sorted under them. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: Government and Politics Know: How does the government fund the arts? Understand: What are the arguments for and against government funding of the arts? Evaluate: How far should the government fund the arts? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - How does the government fund the arts? Explain - the arguments for and against government funding of the arts? Analyze - How far should the government fund the arts? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more quality time with the people who matter. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
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Congress - Influences on How members vote 1 - Political Parties.  A Level Government and Politics

Congress - Influences on How members vote 1 - Political Parties. A Level Government and Politics

Full lesson powerpoint looking at Congress - Influences on How members vote 1 - Political Parties. It also includes a starter test (and answers) as well as a handout looking at what it means to be a Reopublican or a Democrat. What are the influences on how a member of Congress votes - overview Importance of political party ties - overview of partisanship Table showing increasing partisanship in Congressional votes - task Table showing votes on budget and increased partisanship - task History of partisanship - info slide x2 Why has partisanship increased - info slide Gerrymandering - info slide Gerrymandering task x3 slides Is partiosanship really that strong - info slide Overview of the importance of political parties in Congress - arguments for and against Gridlock x2 slides
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How representative is the 115th Congress?  A level Government & Politics

How representative is the 115th Congress? A level Government & Politics

18 slide powerpoint presentation looking at the make up of the 115th Congress. Also includes a starter test (and answers) Picture task - How representative do you think Congress is. Explanation of representation and description of theories of representation. African American Members – 115th Congress _info and task Hispanic/Latino American Members – 115th Congress - info and task Gender – 115th Congress - info and task Religion – 115th Congress - info and task Age – 115th Congress - info and task Occupation – 115th Congress - info and task Education and 115th Congress - Info and task Reasons for the lack of diversity in Congress -info Attempts to improve the representativeness of Congress North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District – An example of a majority-minority district Increasing diversity of Congress - Graph and task Quote and task
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Congressional Committees. A Level Government and Politics.

Congressional Committees. A Level Government and Politics.

An 18 slide powerpoint looking at Congrssional Committees. Also includes a starter test (and answers) as well as a handout showing current standing committees (2018). Video loink - overview of Congressional Committees. What are the 4 types of Committee - info slide Standing Committee and overview of functions - info slide Standing Committee function legislation - Info slide Standing Committee function oversight - Info slide Standing Committee function confirming Presidental nominations - Info slide House Rules Committee - info slide Select and Joint Committees - Info slide Conference Committees - Info slide Are Committees the most significant aspect of the legislative process in Congress? Arguments for and against. Woodrow Wilsom quote - task How significant a role is that of a Committee chairperson?? Criticisms of Congressional Committees Learning Objective Check slide
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Congress - Functions and Powers.  A Level Government & Politics

Congress - Functions and Powers. A Level Government & Politics

20 slide powerpoint presentation looking at the functions and powers of Congress. Also includes a starter test (and answers) as well as an illustration of how laws are passed. Powers of Congress - Cartoon analysis Overview of Congress - Functions and Powers x2 Represent - info slide Legislate - Info slide Oversight - x2 - Info slides The Constitution and Powers of Congress - info Exclusive and concurrent powers of the two chambers Powers of Congress - activity Elastic clause - info and activity Explanation of the significance of some of the powers of Congress More detail on concurrent powers - info slide Power of the purse How Congress checks the executive How Congress checks the Judicial branch Powers of Congress - cartoon - task
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Bill to Law - Legislative process in Congress.  A Level Government and Politics

Bill to Law - Legislative process in Congress. A Level Government and Politics

a 19 slide powerpoint presentation looking at how a Bill becomes Law - Legislative process in Congress. This also includes a handout showing the process and a starter test and answers. Link to 2x videos how how does a bill become a law. Overview of how a bill becomes a law Stage 1 of the process of turning a bill into law - Introduction Stage 1 of the process of turning a bill into law - Introduction - How many bills are introduced - task Stage 2 of the process of turning a bill into law - Committee Pork barreling and a brief synoptic link with the UK Stage 3 of the process of turning a bill into law - Timetabling House of Reps House Rules Committee Stage 4 of the process of turning a bill into law - Floor debate and voting Fillibustering - task and info slide - inc. link to video Repeat the process in other chamber Stage 6 of the process of turning a bill into law - Presidental options x3 slides
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Senate V House - Which is more powerful.  key positions in Congress.  A level Government & Politics

Senate V House - Which is more powerful. key positions in Congress. A level Government & Politics

20 slide powerpoint looking at Senate V House - Which is more powerful. key positions in Congress. Also includes a starter test (and answers) and a worksheet detailing current occupants of key Congressional positions. Which is more powerful - House or Senate x4 slides Arguments that both chambers are equal. Overview of key positions within Congress Current occupants of key positions (July 2018) Key positions in House Speaker of the House Majority and Minority Leaders of the House Majority and Minority Whips of the House Overview of roles in Senate President of the Senate President Pro Tem of the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate Majority and Minority Whips in the Senate Learning check slide
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US Congress - Structure.  A Level Government & Politics

US Congress - Structure. A Level Government & Politics

Powerpoint looking at the structure and functions of Congress. Includes a starter test (and answers) + a workshett for one of th activities and 4 sheets showing the composition of the 115th (current) House of Reps and Senate. Also includes sheet showing current occupants of senior Congress roles. How was Congress established - Connecticut Compromise How was Congress established - Analysis of Article 1 How was Congress established - election compromise Pictures of Capitol Hill x2 Current make up of Senate Current senate map of the USA Current make up of House Current House map of the USA Make up of House - Constitutional analysis Make up of Senate - Constitutional analysis Make up of Congress - task Test x2 - with 2 slides of answers Learning check slide
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Civil Liberties and the US Constitution.  A level Government and Politics

Civil Liberties and the US Constitution. A level Government and Politics

Powerpoint lesson on Civil Liberties and the US Constitution. Includes an article on gun control. The Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties - info slide Link to video Constitutional Rights - what are they - Info slide Are Civil Liberties effectively protected by the Constitution - Info slide Civil Liberties beyond the Bill of Rights - 13th and 14th Amendments x slides - Indo slide How well does the Us Constitution protect Civil Rights? -
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US V UK Constitution - A Comparison

US V UK Constitution - A Comparison

a 15 slide powerpoint comparing and contrasting the Constitutions of the US and UK. Also includes a starter test (and answers). There is also a handout illustrating some of the differences. What do you think the similarities and differences between the Uk and US are? - Task Overview of similarities and differences - info slide Similarities between the Constitutions Are the similarities identified just superficial? Differences in background and principals between US and UK Constitution Codifed V Uncodifed Entrenched V not entrenched Involvement in democratic process - Constitutions compared Separation of powers - constitutions compared three branches of government - Constitutions compared Federalism V devolution
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Bill of Rights - US Constitution.  A Level Government & Politics

Bill of Rights - US Constitution. A Level Government & Politics

Powerpoint lesson looking at the Bill of Rights. Includes a starter test (and answers) plus two illustrations of the Bill of Rights. Improving the Constitution - stimulus task Background to the creation of the Bill of Rights Video links to the Bill of Rights What is the Bill of Rights Bill of Rights - are the statements correct - Task Nationalising the Bill of Rights - info slide
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Amending the US Constitution.  A Level Government & Politics

Amending the US Constitution. A Level Government & Politics

22 slide powerpoint lesson looking at Amending the US Constitution. Includes a starter test (and answrs) 2 information sheets covering the 27 Amendments and a list of proposed Amendments. What is an amendment - info slide Article 5 - task Video link to how to amend the US Constitution Visual representation of how to amend the US Constitution Differing methods for amending the Constitution - venn diagram task Cartoon analysis - task Why did the FF make the process for amending the Constitution so difficult? Also includes a link to a video. List of the 27 Amendments Limits and restrictions imposed by the Supreme Court on the amendment process. Ways in which the Constitution can be amended - Societal Change Ways in which the Constitution can be amended - Judicial Review Reasons why the Constitution has been amended so rarely Examples of recent attempts to alter the Constitution Cartoon analysis - task Advantages of the Amendment system Disadvantages of the Amendment system Learning Objective slide check.
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US Phases of Federalism - A Level Government and Politics

US Phases of Federalism - A Level Government and Politics

A 27 slide powerpoint looking at the development of Federalism in the USA. Included is a starter test (and answers). Defending Federalism - The Federalist papers - Info slide Dual federalism - Info slide Why did the role of the Federal Government increase in the USA. - Info slide Cooperative Federalism - Info slide Picketfence Federalism - Info slide The increasing use of Federal Grants - info slide New Federalism - inc. videoh examples - info slide Federalism under Bush - with link to video - Info slide Federa;osm under Obama - Info slide Cartoon analysis of Federalism x2 - Task Federalism under Trump Arguments for and Against Federalism - Info slide
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U.S. Government: Video & Extension Activities

U.S. Government: Video & Extension Activities

This download contains 13 ready-to-print and use video activities that correspond to the online collection of - We the Voters Series - (short- high interest viral films). Each worksheet and extension activity corresponds to a different video in this online (free public access) film collection and are perfect activities to use a warm-ups, hooks or as a supplement to a lecture. (Each activity only takes about 10 minutes or less to complete) Topics addressed: -Government Regulation -Why people should vote -How big should government be? -The US and Foreign policy US Citizenship -Social Media and the news -Lobbying -Super PACS -Polls and Elections -Protests and demonstrations AND MORE!!! *Answer Keys, video links Included
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U.S. Government Bundle ~A Full Semester of Activities~

U.S. Government Bundle ~A Full Semester of Activities~

Looking for a semester worth of U.S. Government activities? Look no further! This (20 PRODUCT) BUNDLE contains over $50 worth of product and includes student simulations, web-quests, student projects, student presentations, power-points, Document Based activities, student station activities, Gallery Walks and MORE! Also included- OVER 15 Government Video Activities (public access) and corresponding student worksheets! Topics Covered: -Constitutional Convention -What is Government? -Federalist V. Anti-Federalists -The 6 Basic Principles of Government -Preamble Activities -Different Forms of Government -Origins of U.S. Government -Legislative Branch Handbook -Executive Branch -How a Bill Becomes Law -Presidents Roles -Political Parties -Interest Groups -Bill of Rights -Supreme Court AND MORE! All of the products in this Bundle can be purchased in my store individually…
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Movie Guide: 13th (Netflix documentary)

Movie Guide: 13th (Netflix documentary)

This 90 minute documentary produced by Netflix chronicles the trend in mass incarcerations, with emphasis on its impact on African American males. It follows trends in legislation through the Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Clinton presidencies and how policy decisions have negatively impacted minorities disproportionally. It also examines the role of ALEC in crafting legislative policy and how member corporations directly benefit from increased mass incarcerations. This documentary would be excellent for any Ethnic Studies or Social Studies class where you are discussing civil rights, racial disparities, and how current legislative policies affect populations differently in the US. Download contains 30 questions that accompany the documentary chronologically and a list of suggested follow up activities for students to take their learning to the next level around the issue.
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A level politics taster session

A level politics taster session

A taster session for students considering taking up A level politics. It is designed for those centres taking the USA option of Edexcel, but could be adapted e.g. for AQA or other boards. It involves a discussion, a card sort, a look at a short video and the use of predictions and data. I’ve used it for a 30 minute session and for a longer 50 minute session, but drew out the discussions more in the latter.
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Federalism - US Constitution - A Level Government and Politics

Federalism - US Constitution - A Level Government and Politics

17 slide powerpoint looking at Federalism as a principal of the US Constitution. Includes a starter test (and answes) What are the key principals of the US Constitution? - Info slide Video link to explaining Federalism Definition of Federalism How did Federalism come about in the USA - info slide Differences between unitary, confederal and federal - info slide How the US Constitution created Federalism without actually mentioning it. - Info slide Advantages of Federalism - info Disadvantages of federalism - info Ways in which power of Federal Government has increased since 1787 x slides - Inc Task
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Checks and Balances (Inc. Trump) - US Constitution - A Level Government and Politics

Checks and Balances (Inc. Trump) - US Constitution - A Level Government and Politics

26 slides (2 lessons) presentation looking at Checks and Balances in the US. Includes a starter test (and answers) as well as a couple of handouts. Specific slides on Trump and checks via Congress and Judical What are the key principals of the US Constitution? - Info slide Video link explain g Checks and Balances. Checks and Balances - definition Checks and Balances overview. Checks and Balances of President on Congress - Inc special attention on Trump Checks and Balances of President over Judical - Inc Special Attention on Trump Checks and Balances of Congress on President Checks and Balances o of Congress on Judicial Checks and Balances of Judicial on President Checks and Balances of judicial on Congress Are all the branches truly equal - info and task What is Bipartisanship Link with UK - Considering Checks and Balances in both countries (briefly)
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US Separation of Powers - A Level Gov and Politics.

US Separation of Powers - A Level Gov and Politics.

19 slide powerpoint looking at the Separation of Powers. Includes a starter test (and answers) . What are the key principals of the US Constitution? - Info slide# Video link - Separation of Powers - Inc Task Definition of Separation of powers - info slide Illustration of the Separation of Powers Are all the branches of the Us Government equal? - Info slide Intentions of the Founding Fathers in relation to separation of powers - info slide Brief comparison between separation of powers in US and USA What powers does each branch have? - info slide The 10th Amendment - info slide How does the Constitution establish Federalism - as an example of separation of powers Comparison between constitution in US and UK
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US Constitution - Key Features - 2 full lessons - A Level Government and Politics

US Constitution - Key Features - 2 full lessons - A Level Government and Politics

FIRST LESSON - 15 slide powerpoint looking at key principals of the US Constitution. Includes a starter test (knowledge recall) and answers. There are also 2 articles attached - these are not produced by me but are freely available from the web. The Connecticut Compromise Bicameral System Election of the President Video - overview of the creation of the US Constitution The preamble to the US Constitution - inc. task What does the preamble mean - info slide What did the Founding Fathers want to achieve via the Constitution x2 slides Social Contract Theory Homework - reading of the Articles SECOND LESSON - 19 slide powerpoint looking at the key features of the US Constitution. Includes a starter test (knowledge recall) and answers + a couple of freely available articles from the web. Article I and II of the Constitution Article III of the Constitution Enumerated powers and the creation of the three branches of government. Articles 4 -7 Pictoral view of Articles I - 7. Why is the US Constitution important - info slide Codified - inf slide Entrenched - Info slide Blended - Info slide Judiciable - Info slide Revision Activity HWK - Article Reading
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US Constitution - Background

US Constitution - Background

19 Slide powerpoint looking at the background to the US Constitution for A2 Government and Politics. What do you know anout the USA? - Task Link to video giving overview of the creation of the USA. Where is America - info slide Some facts about America - info slide Historical background and stages in creation of the USA. Video link - Declaration of Independence American War of Independence - brief info slide Challenges facing USA after War of Independence Review Lesson Objectives slide Articles of Confederation - info slide Problems with the Articles of Confederation - info slide Philadelphia Convention - Info slide Definition of Federal Definition of Constitution
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50000 Questions American U.S.A. Coins Adding Up Worksheets

50000 Questions American U.S.A. Coins Adding Up Worksheets

50,000 questions on American coins. The worksheets contain visual images of coins. Pupils have to add them up and write the number of cents on the side. All answers provided. I have tried to vary things as much as possible. e.g. different number of coins some heads some tails This is a big file so please be patient whilst downloading. There are over 16,000 pages (questions plus answers) Happy teaching!
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Judicial Branch ESCAPE ROOM: Supreme Court, U.S. Constitution

Judicial Branch ESCAPE ROOM: Supreme Court, U.S. Constitution

Judicial Branch Escape Room Activity: The Judicial Branch Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the United States Judicial Branch, the Supreme Court and Article III of the Constitution. The students will read real excerpts from the U.S. Constitution. The Judicial Branch Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues. Each clue and code is different. The codes require students to think differently to decipher or decode them. Some codes are easier than others. Some codes require critical thinking to determine what a letter/symbol stands for. Each code will reveal interesting facts about the Judicial Branch. The use of secret code will keep your students engaged while competing to find the final code. Students can report the final code to you. If you wanted to, you could purchase a 4 digit lock that you program, but it is not necessary at all! No props needed!! This is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO Activity! The best age range for this resource is 8+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult codes. You can use the pre-labeled clues or you can challenge older kids to choose/find the decoder that works for each of the clues. A set of labeled and non-labeled decoders are included for differentiation. A “How to Decode” puzzles is also included. In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, my escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end. This escape room includes 12 fun, colorful signs to take class pictures with at the end of the mission. Signs include “Puzzle Master”, “She did all the work”, “Genius”, “We did it”, “I Escaped” and more! Hang the pictures in your room, send them in a parent newsletter or share them on social media  An answer key and easy to follow teacher directions are provided. Time needed: 30-60 minutes New Feature: I have included a 6 question formative to complete as proof of understanding. Each “clue” also has one question to answer to ensure comprehension for a total of 10 questions. Many times students rush to solve the puzzles without reading or comprehending what they read. The questions need to be answered correctly before they can win!
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U.S. Government: Forming Public Opinion ~Power-point & Student Activities~

U.S. Government: Forming Public Opinion ~Power-point & Student Activities~

In this lesson your students will learn about the role of public opinion in U.S. Government and how a person’s public opinion (about public policy) gets formed. Your students will: Watch a short warm-up video on Public Policy Opinions ~The Left V. The Right~ and will complete a corresponding worksheet. (link included) Complete a notes organizer as the teacher goes through a short FULL COLOR powerpoint on the definition of Public Opinion, why it matters and how a person’s public opinions get formed. Take a short survey to gauge their placement on a public policy spectrum. Read an article on the top 20 Public Policy Issues and how Conservatives and Liberals feel about each issue and complete a corresponding chart. Complete an EXIT CARD “Dialogue Poem” comparing Conservatives V. Liberals.
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U.S. Government: Bill of Rights ~ A Race around the Classroom Activity~

U.S. Government: Bill of Rights ~ A Race around the Classroom Activity~

Love the Amazing Race? So do I…this lesson is Amazing Race inspired and is so fun your students will beg for more! In this highly interactive activity, your students will work in small teams to complete 10 Legs of the Race to help them master the first 10 Amendments. All 10 activities are hands-on, and require students to learn more about each individual amendment in the Bill of Rights. For example, in one Leg of the Race, students are tasked with stacking 10 plastic cups to correctly describe the 6th, 7th and 8th Amendment- if they do it correctly they get a secret phrase and move on to the next leg! Student teams compete to see which team will correctly complete all 10 Legs first to win the RACE! All handouts, Leg materials, teacher directions, and answer keys are included. You only need to obtain 10 plastic cups and at least 2 computers/tablets with internet access for student use! BONUS: A creative Extension Activity is also included!
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The American Dream 1945-63 Summary Guide

The American Dream 1945-63 Summary Guide

This summary guide looks at the domestic and foreign policies of Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy from 1945-63. It is a well resourced and extensive guide that summaries and analyses the significance of major events during the growth of the US as an economic and military superpower during the Cold War. This resource also includes significance analysis of the Civil Rights movement during these years and the response of each president to the push for desegregation in the north and south. It is well aligned to GCSE and A-Level but it has been primarily used for the AQA A-Level Part 1. There is also a list of potential practice questions that students can attempt in otder to prepare for examination on the topic. This resource can be printed out and made into a booklet for class or independent use.
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Reading bundle on World War One and World War Two

Reading bundle on World War One and World War Two

These reading comprehensions for 9- 14 year olds are ideal for your studies on World War One and Two. Engaging texts and challenging questions are provided with a full mark scheme. They can be purchased individually, but there is a big discount on this bundle. Thanks for your interest.
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WORLD WAR ONE: How did it all begin? Reading comprehension Package

WORLD WAR ONE: How did it all begin? Reading comprehension Package

How exactly did World War One begin? Who was Franz Ferdinand? How did the Americans get involved? What role did Uncle Sam play in recruiting an army? 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War One. This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at 10 to 14 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills. It will also promote reflective and engaging classroom discussion as children discover more about this important chapter in the world’s history. CONTENTS Causes of the war - Why did the First World War take place and how did it begin? Find out about how tensions in Europe reached boiling point in the summer of 1914. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand - Read in detail about the daring mission which led to Archduke Franz Ferdinand being killed – and how this led to war. Movers & Shakers - From Woodrow Wilson to the Kaiser, find out about the leaders who played a pivotal part in the war. You will also discover how Adolf Hitler started out as a soldier in World War One. Recruiting an Army - The posters of Lord Kitchener and Uncle Sam are recognised throughout the world, but just how difficult was it to recruit an army for war?
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Types of Government

Types of Government

Let’s learn about <strong>Types of Government</strong>! This worksheet includes a wide variety of activities and exercises about various forms of government. The materials have informative exercises about aspects that are related to governments, such as monarchy, democracy, dictatorship, republic, theocracy, anarchy and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. <strong>Overview: </strong> Page 1-2: History of Government Page 3-4: Types of Government and Economies Page 5-6: Monarchy Page 7-8: Democracy Page 9-10: Dictatorship Page 11-12: Republic Page 13: Theocracy Page 14: Anarchy Page 15: Other Types of Government Page 16-17: Interesting facts Page 18-19: Terms Page 20-21: Reflection The answers and an answer sheet are included. Keywords: President, checks and balances, constitution, Bill of Rights, monarch, king, queen, emperor, dictator, oligarchy, socialism, communism, capitalism, parliament, prime minister, election, propaganda, federation, coup d’état, congress, senate
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Card Sort: Does Prison Work?

Card Sort: Does Prison Work?

This thought provocative resource aims to help students assess whether prison sentences work. This is a controversial subject with people from all sides advocating different solutions from longer sentences to rehabilitate prisoners to alternatives sentences based in the community. This card sort can be used with a range of abilities and has never failed to get my students excited, engaged, whilst improving their understanding of this difficult topic. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Microsoft Word document which includes a learning objective, instructions, two headings cards labelled ‘Pros / Advantages’ and ‘Cons / Disadvantages’ as well as sixteen information cards to be sorted. At the end of the document there is an extension question designed to help consolidate the lesson. This is a fully editable document which can be customised if necessary to suit your students. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: Crime and Punishment Know: How are people supported in prison? Understand: What are the advantages and disadvantages or sending people to prison? Evaluate: Does prison protect society from crime? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - How are people treated in prison? Explain - What are the advantages and disadvantages or sending people to prison? Analyse - Does prison protect society from crime? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow ‘The History Academy’ on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
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BGE Modern Studies - USA (Poverty Cycle End of Unit Assessment)

BGE Modern Studies - USA (Poverty Cycle End of Unit Assessment)

End of Unit Assessment for S1 (suitable for S2/3) Modern Studies USA topic. Pupils have two periods to create a poster that highlights the social and economic inequalities faced by ethnic minorities in the USA. Done instead of a 20 mark test that was previously used, but still allows pupils to show same skills and understanding. Level 3 but allows for able pupils to meet Level 4 outcome when evaluating the success of government action to reduce inequalities. Differentiation through help sheet for less able pupils.
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