Government and politics teaching resources: US politics

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United States Presidents Fact Tower Activity

United States Presidents Fact Tower Activity

The purpose of this activity is to engage your students with an interactive activity as they learn about the presidents of the United States. Students will cut out 12 facts and will be asked to paste each fact where they think it belongs. Included in this product is:- Fact Tower Teacher Tips (1-page) - Jefferson versus Washington Fact Tower (1-page) - Lincoln versus FDR Fact Tower (1-page)- Teddy Roosevelt versus JFK Fact Tower (1-page)- Reagan versus Truman (1-page)- Clinton versus Obama Fact Tower (1-page)- Eisenhower versus Wilson Fact Tower (1-page) - Fact Tower Answer Key (2-pages) - Fact Tower Recording Chart (1-page) Use these Fact Towers for engagement and a challenge or use them as extensions for a concept you are teaching your students. A grading rubric is not provided with this product.They are called Fact Towers for the simple reason that when students are done pasting the facts, they somewhat resemble a tower of facts.Some of the Fact Towers will be more challenging than others. In the end, the purpose of these is to engage your students in the learning process.It is up to you if you allow your students to use other resources (internet, books, etc.) to find the answers.You can print off the answer keys, cut them up, and then either staple them together or leave them as single handouts so your students can use them. Once in a while students may find that some facts belong under other categories or topics. If this occurs, feel free to do some additional research and have a discussion with your students- after all, they may just be right!Click here to visit our store!***Customer Tips:*** How to Follow Our Store Click the “Follow” button on our store page. Copyright ©Wise Guys. All rights reserved by author. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom or personal use ONLY.

By wiseguystpt

A2 Government and Politics (AQA 2015-16) SoW

A2 Government and Politics (AQA 2015-16) SoW

This Scheme of Work is still relevant today and follows the AQA's specification. The only thing to remember is that the course is now linear.This will focus on US politics as per Paper 2

By njani

Diamond 9: How did domestic issues cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s?

Diamond 9: How did domestic issues cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s?

This outstanding resource is designed to provide stretch and challenge. It can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity on how domestic issues helped to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain how the domestic issues helped to increase the fear and mistrust of the USSR. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons.3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important events or factors that helped to cause the Red Scare in the 1950s? At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Origins of McCarthyism Know: Which key domestic events helped to increase the fear and hysteria known as the 'Red Scare'? Understand: How did each event or issue help to ignite the hysteria of the 'Red Scare'? Evaluate: How far were domestic issues responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: Why there was a 'Red Scare' in the 1950s? Explain: How did events at home helped to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Analyse: How far was were domestic issues responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? 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

By Roy_Huggins

Diamond 9: How did domestic events help to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s?

Diamond 9: How did domestic events help to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s?

This outstanding resource is designed to provide stretch and challenge. It can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity on how domestic issues helped to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain how the domestic issues helped to increase the fear and mistrust of the USSR. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons.3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important events or factors that helped to cause the Red Scare in the 1950s? At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Origins of McCarthyism Know: Which key domestic events helped to increase the fear and hysteria known as the 'Red Scare'? Understand: How did each event or issue help to ignite the hysteria of the 'Red Scare'? Evaluate: How far were domestic issues responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: Why there was a 'Red Scare' in the 1950s? Explain: How did events at home helped to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Analyse: How far was were domestic issues responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? 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

By Roy_Huggins

Diamond 9: How did the international situation lead to the 'Red Scare' in the 1950s?

Diamond 9: How did the international situation lead to the 'Red Scare' in the 1950s?

This outstanding resource is designed to provide stretch and challenge. It can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity on how the international situation helped to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain how the international situation helped to increase the fear and mistrust of the USSR. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons. 3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important international events or factors that helped to cause the Red Scare in the 1950s? At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Origins of McCarthyism Know: What key international events increased mistrust and tension between the USA & USSR? Understand: How did the international situation help to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Evaluate: How far was the international situation responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: The international situation from 1945 to 1953 Explain: How did the international situation help to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Analyse: How far was the international situation responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? 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

By Roy_Huggins

Diamond 9: How did the international situation help to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA?

Diamond 9: How did the international situation help to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA?

This outstanding resource is designed to provide stretch and challenge. It can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity on how the international situation helped to cause the 'Red Scare' in the USA during the 1950s. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include a range of factors to explain how the international situation helped to increase the fear and mistrust of the USSR. Once students have cut the cards out they are set three tasks including: 1. Remove any reasons for the boom that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. 2. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons.3. Make a smaller diamond shape using what you think are the four most important international events or factors that helped to cause the Red Scare in the 1950s? At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Origins of McCarthyism Know: What key international events increased mistrust and tension between the USA & USSR? Understand: How did the international situation help to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Evaluate: How far was the international situation responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? WILF: What Am I looking For? Identify and describe: The international situation from 1945 to 1953 Explain: How did the international situation help to ignite the 'Red Scare'? Analyse: How far was the international situation responsible for causing the 'Red Scare'? 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

By Roy_Huggins

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Donald Trump Facts and Worksheet

Donald Trump Facts and Worksheet

Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday 20th January. This resource provides facts about the man along with quotes. Also included is a worksheet that encourages students to find information in the fact sheet and also undertake their own research.

By StartEducation

13th Discussion Questions PLUS Film Viewing Guide - Ava Duvernay - Netflix Movie

13th Discussion Questions PLUS Film Viewing Guide - Ava Duvernay - Netflix Movie

Find Ave Duvernay's Film, 13th, on Netflix.In this documentary, scholars, politicians, and activists analyze the criminalization of African-Americans and the U.S. Prison Boom.This product doubles as Discussion Questions and a Film Viewing Guide since the questions appear in the order that the film addresses them.There are 37 questions written according to Bloom's Taxonomy and the last several questions are mini-project suggestions. Students are able to extend their learning through graphic design research, lyrics, imagery, art and more.Should you purchase this item but want an editable copy (Google Doc) or additional spin-off resources, I will be open to creating this for you and your group. Just message me through TeachersPayTeachers, email vickershdw@gmail.com, or find me on my website www.spoiledteacher.us.

By spoiledteacher

Card Sort: Problems facing US farmers 1919 - 1939

Card Sort: Problems facing US farmers 1919 - 1939

This great resource is designed to help students evaluate the economic, social and environmental problems facing US farmers 1919 - 1939. It can also be used to help students evaluate how successfully which problems the New Deal Alphabet Agency AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Administration) either solved or indirectly created. It can be used as a starter or plenary or along side another resource that I have uploaded on my TES shop 'The New Deal: AAA.'The resource includes three factor cards labelled economic, social and environment as well as fourteen statement cards describing the problems faced by US farmers 1919 - 1939. The resource also includes a learning objective, instructions and two addition extension tasks. The first asks students to Review their cards you have sorted and create a key to show which problems were solved or created by the AAA. The second task asks students to write an extended answer evaluating 'how successful was the AAA at solving the problems of US farmers in the 1930s?'.The learning objectives for this lesson are:Theme: The USA 1919 - 1939.Know: What problems faced USA farmers 1919 - 1939?Understand: Which problems were caused by economic, social or environmental factors?Evaluate: How successfully did the AAA solve the problems facing US farmers?WILF: What Am I looking For?Identify & describe: What problems faced US farmers 1919 - 1939?Explain: Which factors were caused by economic, social or environmental problems?Evaluate: How successful was the US governments action to help farmers through the AAA?The resource is supplied in Microsoft Word so it can be easily adapted to suit the needs of your students. 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 RegardsRoy

By Roy_Huggins

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May Day: Labour Day

May Day: Labour Day

May Day: An Ancient CelebrationMay Day marks the transition from winter to summer season and is a time of ancient celebrations and festivals.But it also has a long tradition of being associated with labour; workers’ rights and political protestPowerPoint presentation and quiz on the political roots of May Day.

By CollEd

Can Religious Solicitation Be Regulated? Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of N.Y., Inc. v. Village .

Can Religious Solicitation Be Regulated? Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of N.Y., Inc. v. Village .

Can Religious Solicitation Be Regulated?Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of N.Y., Inc. v. Village of Stratton (2001)Jehovah's Witnesses follow the biblical command to "go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Their ability to fulfill this command has been thwarted by municipal regulations restricting or regulating door-to-door solicitation, however. As a result, the Supreme Court has periodically struggled with the balance between a municipality's right to limit solicitation and the jehovah's Witnesses's religious requirement to advocate for their religion door-to-door.

By Linni0011

Can States Limit Campaign Contributions?  Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC {2000)

Can States Limit Campaign Contributions? Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC {2000)

Can States Limit Campaign Contributions?Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC {2000) Campaign finance laws attempt to prevent wealthy individuals and organizations from exercising undue influence in elections and on public officeholders. However, in Buckley v. Valeo, 1976, the Supreme Court struck down several limits on campaign contributions as violations of the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech. Does that decision mean that States cannot limit campaign contributions?

By Linni0011

Political Parties Let Minor Party Candidates Debate? or Only Allow Serious Contenders?

Political Parties Let Minor Party Candidates Debate? or Only Allow Serious Contenders?

Debate the Issue: Political PartiesLet Minor Party Candidates Debate? or Only Allow Serious Contenders? Background The Commission on Presidential Debates, an independent, nonpartisan group, sets strict rules to determine who may take part in the debates. Only candidates who score an average of at least I 5 percent support in five national polls are invited. Candidates also must have qualified to appear on ballots in States that, taken together, add up to the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. In 2004, several minor party candidates, led by Ralph Nader, sued unsuccessfully to demand new rules.

By Linni0011

Interest Groups Destination: The American Dream   The National Urban League Worksheet

Interest Groups Destination: The American Dream The National Urban League Worksheet

Interest GroupsDestination: The American Dream The National Urban LeagueThe National Urban League was founded in 1910 to help African Americans arriving in northern cities from the southeast. Today, the National Urban League continues to represent African Americans with branches in 34 States and the District of Columbia. At a recent national convention, President Hugh B. Price offered a plan to bridge the economic gap between poor Americans of color and the rest of the nation.

By Linni0011

Is Flag Burning Free Speech? Worksheet- United States v. Eichman (1990)

Is Flag Burning Free Speech? Worksheet- United States v. Eichman (1990)

Is Flag Burning Free Speech?Free speech, one of Americans' most cherished freedoms, is commonly thought of in terms of spoken or printed words. Yet speech also can take the form of a symbolic action, like the burning of an American flag. Does the reverence with which most Americans regard the flag override our commitment to free speech? In other words, can the government restrict the ways in which national symbols such as the flag can be used in protests?United States v. Eichman (1990)

By Linni0011

Thomas Jefferson & James Madison:  The addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution

Thomas Jefferson & James Madison: The addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution

Thomas Jefferson & James Madison: The addition of a Bill of Rights to the ConstitutionThomas Jefferson a n d James Madison enjoyed a life long friendship . While Jefferson served in Paris as United States Minister to France (1 7 8 5 to 1789), he and Madison exchanged several letters. Their correspondence included the letters below, in which they discuss the addition of a bill rights to the recently drafted Constitution.

By Linni0011

May Congresspersons Be Sued for Their Statements? Hutchinson v. Proxmire (1979)

May Congresspersons Be Sued for Their Statements? Hutchinson v. Proxmire (1979)

May Congresspersons Be Sued for Their Statements?Hutchinson v. Proxmire (1979)The "Speech or Debate Clause" in Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution provides that senators and representatives "shall not be questioned in any other place" over "any speech or debate in either House." This has been interpreted to mean that they cannot be sued for anything they say in their legislative chambers. How far does this protection extend?

By Linni0011

Mass Media: Taking a Poll Worksheet

Mass Media: Taking a Poll Worksheet

Mass Media: Taking a Poll Politicians have a love/hate relationship with public opinion polls. When a poll shows them gaining public approval, they hail the results as an endorsement of their views. When it shows their popularity slipping, many claim that they never pay attention to polls! Indeed, a poorly constructed survey can deliver invalid information that can mislead decision makers or can be used to make false claims. Whether a poll is nationwide or within your classroom, certain standards of poll-taking apply. For instance:................

By Linni0011

The Magna Carta Analysis Skills Worksheet

The Magna Carta Analysis Skills Worksheet

The Magna CartaAnalysis SkillsSigned by England's King john in 1215, the Magna Carta (Great Charter) was the first document to limit the power of England's monarchs. The result of tough negotiations between the king and rebellious nobles, the Magna Carta established the principle that rulers are subject to law-a major step toward constitutional government.

By Linni0011

Voting: The Dangers of Voter Apathy What Can Be Done to Reverse Low Voter Turnout?

Voting: The Dangers of Voter Apathy What Can Be Done to Reverse Low Voter Turnout?

Voting: The Dangers of Voter ApathyWhat Can Be Done to Reverse Low Voter Turnout?Curtis Gans directs the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate, a nonpartisan research organization that studies the causes of declining voter participation and looks for solutions. Here, Gans discusses low voter turnout and what can be done to reverse the trend.

By Linni0011

Who Decides Who May Vote? Oregon v. Mitchell (1970) Worksheet

Who Decides Who May Vote? Oregon v. Mitchell (1970) Worksheet

Who Decides Who May Vote?Oregon v. Mitchell (1970)The Constitution gives States authority to set voting qualifications. In the past, some States purposely used that power to exclude certain groups-most notably African Americans-from the electoral process. Does Congress have the authority to limit the power of States to set voter qualifications?

By Linni0011