Government and politics teaching resources: US politics

Resources and ideas for government and politics, us politics, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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ELA/History Cross Curricular Source Document Analysis State of the Union Speech/Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

ELA/History Cross Curricular Source Document Analysis State of the Union Speech/Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

The non-fiction Common Core aligned readings and primary source Document Pamphlet series: Discovering America is designed to help students read for information and think critically while forming their own ideas. Students and adults alike will discover history by looking at artifacts constructed by the people who shaped the United States of America. Perfect for any classroom, from Fifth Grade to college, this series engages students and prompts them to think for themselves, question, reflect and gain a deeper understanding of history. 100s of Pages of Engaging Student Document Analysis, lessons, debates and Activities.

By elizabethpinotti

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Kennedy vs Nixon Debate Rap Project EDITABLE

Kennedy vs Nixon Debate Rap Project EDITABLE

Inspired by the hit musical Hamilton, students love this Kennedy vs. Nixon Rap Project. Student-tested and approved! Students learn about the similarities and differences between Kennedy and Nixon as men and in their policy views. Students create a rap debate based on their findingsThis EDITABLE resource includes:- Readings on Kennedy, Nixon and their viewpoints (4 pages)- Three activities to set students up for project that include analysis of background, viewpoints as well as the lyrics of a song from Hamilton- Project guidelines with 3 project options- Rubric (optional)- Teacher's guideModern History and Government resources include:- Cold War Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizers- The 1960s Digital Interactive Notebook Organizers for Google Drive- Executive Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 4 Activities- Legislative Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 4 Activities- Judicial Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 5 ActivitiesThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

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Government Executive Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 4 Activities

Government Executive Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 4 Activities

Start with a scavenger hunt to learn about the Executive Branch and analyze with 4 ready-to-use activities to engage your students! Interactive notebook included.This resource includes:- Teacher's guide for different ways to use- Student blank notes to complete with scavenger hunt- Interactive notebook option for scavenger hunt notes- Executive branch readings for scavenger hunt (or use for homework)- 4 analytical activities for the executive branchThis resource available in the money-saving Three Branches of Government Teacher Resource Bundle.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

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Government Jefferson versus Hamilton Rap Project EDITABLE

Government Jefferson versus Hamilton Rap Project EDITABLE

Inspired by the hit musical Hamilton students love this Hamilton versus Jefferson Rap Project. Student-tested and approved!This EDITABLE resource includes:- Readings on Jefferson, Hamilton and their viewpoints (4 pages)- Three activities to set students up for project that include analysis of background, viewpoints as well as the lyrics of a song from Hamilton- Project guidelines with 4 project options- Rubric (optional)- Teacher's guideUS Government resources include:- Executive Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 4 Activities- Legislative Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 4 Activities- Judicial Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 5 ActivitiesThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

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Government Judicial Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 5 Activities

Government Judicial Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 5 Activities

Start with a scavenger hunt with readings and guided notes to learn about the Judicial Branch and then analyze this important part of the U.S. government with 5 ready-to-use activities to engage your students! Interactive notebook options included. Student-tested and approved!This resource includes:- Teacher's guide for different ways to use- Student blank notes on the Judicial Branch to complete with scavenger hunt- Interactive notebook option for scavenger hunt notes- Judicial branch readings for scavenger hunt (or use for homework)- 5 analytical activities for the judicial branchThis resource available in the money-saving Three Branches of Government Teacher Resource Bundle.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

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Government Legislative Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 4 Activities

Government Legislative Branch Notes with scavenger hunt plus 4 Activities

Start with a scavenger hunt to learn about the Legislative Branch and analyze with 4 ready-to-use activities to engage your students! Interactive notebook included.This resource includes:- Teacher's guide for different ways to use- Student blank notes on Legislative Branch to complete with scavenger hunt- Interactive notebook option for scavenger hunt notes- Legislative branch readings for scavenger hunt (or use for homework)- 4 analytical activities for the legislative branch including activity about drawing district lines for CongressThis resource available in the money-saving Three Branches of Government Teacher Resource Bundle.This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

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3 Branches of the US Government Readings, Notes and Activities Bundle SAVE!

3 Branches of the US Government Readings, Notes and Activities Bundle SAVE!

art with a set of scavenger hunts with readings and guided notes to learn about the Three Branches of the U.S. Government and then engage students in more than 12 activities on each of the three branches. Student-tested and approved! Interactive notebook options included.Each resource includes:- Teacher's guide for different ways to use- Student notebook page to complete with scavenger hunt- Interactive notebook option for scavenger hunt notes- Readings for scavenger hunt (or use for homework)- 12+ analytical activities for the three branches of the U.S. government: executive, legislative, and judicialThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By DocRunningHistory

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Assembly and Presentation Bundle

Assembly and Presentation Bundle

A HUGE collection of class assemblies and whole school assemblies that have been used in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.Each assembly has a powerpoint or script to use with your class.A Guide to The General Election 2017 - Presentation, Assembly, Discussion, PowerPoint, CitizenshipAncient Greek Gods Primary Class AssemblyBean to Bar. How is Chocolate Made - An AssemblyCharlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Class Assembly (30+ parts)Chocolate Week AssemblyDr What and The Victorians: A Class Assembly (30+ Parts)Hansel and Gretel: A Class AssemblyInternational Day of the Girl - An AssemblyMartin Luther King Assembly WITH SOUNDOlympic Games 2016 - An AssemblySpace - The First Man on The Moon: Class Assembly (30+ Parts)Victorian Schools: A Class Assembly (30+ parts)Walk To School Week: An Assembly, Presentation, Discussion,World Environment Day 2017 - Assembly and PresentationWorld OceanS Day 2017 - Assembly, Presentation

By ChrisWat

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Foundations in International Politics

Foundations in International Politics

Comprehensive Presentation that Covers: Marxism, Regionalism and the European Union, Cold War, Constructivism, Globalisation and Development, Liberalism, Realism, Environmental Issues and Security in the Post Cold War World.

By jh081326

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Cold War - Presentation

Cold War - Presentation

Comprehensive Presentation that Covers: Second World War, The Origins of the Cold War, Selected Major Events During the Cold War, The End of the Cold War and IR Theory and the Cold War.

By jh081326

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Constructivism - Presentation

Constructivism - Presentation

Comprehensive Presentation that Covers: Constructivism: The Backstory, Constructivism and the Cold War, Constructivist Assumptions and Propositions, Key Thinkers in Constructivism, Case Study: Iraq War 2003 and Criticisms of Constructivism.

By jh081326

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Environmental Issues - Presentation

Environmental Issues - Presentation

Comprehensive Presentation that Covers: Environmental Problems, Globalisation and the EnvironmentEfforts to Combat Environmental Problems and IR and the Environment.

By jh081326

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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

2016 - US Presidential Election Quiz - 6 rounds and over 40 Questions. End of term quiz

2016 - US Presidential Election Quiz - 6 rounds and over 40 Questions. End of term quiz

2016 - US Presidential Election Quiz - 6 rounds and over 40 Questions. End of term Quiz Citizenship Politics. This resource contains 1xPowerPoint 1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!Contains 6 Rounds: Guess the politician , Name the candidates?, Can you identify the state?, Matching up Presidents and terms in office , Whats that number? Electoral college votes and more...This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about the US Presidential Election between Trump and Clinton. This PPT will teach students the common features of the US Presidential elections and States in a fun and engaging way and a good way of promoting US political history. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the age range and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.This PowerPoint could be used as a fun and engaging lesson about US Politics or US Geography. This resource would work really well with my other 2017 educational resources and Quizzes (especially the United Kingdom and British values, 2017 Monarchy or 2017 General election and Brexit Quizzes). Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

2017 USA - US Presidents and States Quiz - 6 rounds and 40 Questions. End of term Quiz Politics Geog

2017 USA - US Presidents and States Quiz - 6 rounds and 40 Questions. End of term Quiz Politics Geog

2017 USA - US Presidents and States Quiz - 6 rounds and 40 Questions. End of term Quiz Citizenship Geography Politics. This resource contains 1xPowerPoint 1x Student Answer Sheet (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!Contains 6 Rounds: Guess the iconic landmark , Identification?, Can you identify the state?, Matching up Presidents and terms in office , Whats that number? and more...This Powerpoint contains 20+ slides with Quiz Questions about the USA as it stands in 2017. This PPT will teach students the common features of the US Presidents and States in a fun and engaging way and a good way of promoting US political history. The Powerpoint is colourful and bright and can be used with students across the age range and includes a fun and engaging way to go through the answers.This PowerPoint could be used as a fun and engaging lesson about US Politics or US Geography. This resource would work really well with my other 2017 educational resources and Quizzes (especially the United Kingdom and British values, 2017 Monarchy or 2017 General election and Brexit Quizzes). Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for GCSE Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

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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Citizenship: Law Bundle

Citizenship: Law Bundle

PowerPoint presentations; quizzes and task sheets on the English legal system/court structure; criminal and civil law; the rule of law and parliamentary sovereignty.

By CollEd

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Citizenship: General Election 2017: Rule of Law

Citizenship: General Election 2017: Rule of Law

Citizenship: General Election 2017: Rule of LawPowerPoint presentation and quiz, plus task sheets and word search covering the key ideas about the rule of law. Could be useful in the light of the upcoming General Election and the debate about British values.The resources consider key ideas and use examples such as Nixon and Watergate; Trump and the travel ban and the legal challenge to Brexit, as well as noting key electoral legislation.

By CollEd

Powers of Congress Classroom Quilt Activity (Quiz)

Powers of Congress Classroom Quilt Activity (Quiz)

Make the “Powers of Congress” come alive in your classroom with the fun and engaging activity. After a brief presentation of the Enumerated and Implied powers of Congress, each student will then create a “quilt” piece for one of the enumerated powers of Congress. They will present their assigned piece to the class and then hang it on the wall to create a classroom quilt. Product Includes: • Detailed Lesson Plans• 18-slide power point presentation and student directions• 20 quilt templates• Quiz: Powers of Congress (Key Included)

By ChalkDustDiva

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Bundle: Presidents

Bundle: Presidents

This bundle includes eight biographies of the following American Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington Each biography includes a wide variety of exercises, puzzles and other activities. The answers and an answer sheet are included.

By magisterprintables

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

Let’s learn about John F. Kennedy, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 10-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & gap-fillPage 3: Politics (reading) Page 4: Exercise: true/false statements & word scramblePage 5: Cold War (reading) Page 6: Exercise: open questions & matching termsPage 7: Exercise: timelinePage 8: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 9: Word SearchPage 10: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, Cold War, Assassination, Harvey Lee Oswald, Dallas, Massachusetts, Navy, Cuba, Missile Crisis, Soviet Union

By magisterprintables

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Let’s learn about Abraham Lincoln, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 8-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & matching termsPage 3: Presidency (reading) Page 4: Exercise: open questions & word scramblePage 5: Exercise: timelinePage 6: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 7: Word SearchPage 8: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, Kentucky, Farmer, Assassination, Congress, Republican Party, Confederacy, Union

By magisterprintables

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let’s learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 10-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: true/false statements & word scramblePage 3: Politics (reading) Page 4: Exercise: multiple choice questions & matching termsPage 5: World War II (reading) Page 6: Exercise: open questions & gap-fillPage 7: Exercise: timelinePage 8: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 9: Word SearchPage 10: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, World War II, Allied Forces, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, Great Depression, New Deal, Theodore Roosevelt, Cousin, Harvard, New York

By magisterprintables

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Let’s learn about Thomas Jefferson, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 9-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & gap-fillPage 3/4: Politics (reading) Page 5: Exercise: open questions & word scramblePage 6: Exercise: timelinePage 7: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 8: Word SearchPage 9: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, founding father, Declaration of Independence, Virginia, Continental Congress, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Louisiana Territory

By magisterprintables

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Let’s learn about Theodore Roosevelt, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 10-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: multiple choice questions & gap-fillPage 3: Politics (reading) Page 4: Exercise: true/false statements & word scramblePage 5/6: Presidency (reading) Page 7: Exercise: open questions & matching termsPage 8: Exercise: timelinePage 9: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 10: Word SearchPage 11: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Harry S. Truman George Washington You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, New York, trusts, trustbuster, Rough Riders, Spanish-American War, national parks, Franklin D. Roosevelt, cousin

By magisterprintables

George Washington

George Washington

Let’s learn about George Washington, with engaging readings and exercises about his early life and presidency! This 11-page biography includes all kinds of exercises, puzzles, and other fun stuff!Overview:Page 1: Early Life (reading) Page 2: Exercise: true/false statements & gap-fillPage 3/4: Revolutionary War (reading) Page 5: Exercise: multiple-choice questions & matching termsPage 6: President (reading) Page 7: Exercise: open questions & word scramblePage 8: Exercise: timelinePage 9: Fun Facts (word chop exercise)Page 10: Word SearchPage 11: Crossword (reflection)The answers and an answer sheet are included.You might also like these biographies: Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson John F. Kennedy Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Theodore Roosevelt Harry S. Truman You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Presidents (bundle) Keywords:President, Continental Army, Independence, Britain, Constitution, American Revolution, Mount Vernon, Colonies, Bill of Rights, Continental Congress, Virginia’s Militia, democracy

By magisterprintables