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Totalitarianism

Totalitarianism

Great lesson on introducing totalitarianism exploring similarities between communism and fascism. A fun but rigorous way to explore this theme. Great as introd to Hitler.

By sj_21

Communism, democracy and fascism

Communism, democracy and fascism

An interesting activity to explore the differences between communism, democracy and fascism. Great as a starter either to Hitler, Stalin, Mao or the Cold War.

By sj_21

The Preamble: What are the 6 purposes ofU.S. Government Student Activity

The Preamble: What are the 6 purposes ofU.S. Government Student Activity

In this 5 page packet you have everything you need to complete an activity about The Preamble: the 6 Purposes of Government, using the Concept Attainment Strategy. The idea behind this strategy, is that you discuss a topic students are familiar with in order to introduce a new topic. When students make the connection between the two, they understand the new concept on a deeper level. In this activity your students will: 1) Read a funny story about a shipwrecked cruise ship and discuss the problems that the people encountered as a result of this event. This is the perfect “hook” or lead-in to use that will allow students to understand the Preamble on a deeper level. 2) Compare the story of the shipwreck to the actual meaning of the Preamble while completing a graphic organizer. 3) Then list events that prompted the Framers of the Constitution to include the 6 purposes of government, as written, in the Preamble. (Another connection) 4) Application. Students will read and discuss a current event related to each of the 6 purposes of government to answer the question “How does this event illustrate, and to what extent, how the U.S. government is OR is NOT fulfilling its intended purpose TODAY?” 5) Share out in small groups. Very engaging lesson! All handouts, materials, and TEACHER DIRECTIONS/KEY are included.

By learningisapassion

U.S. Government: Forms of Government in the Real World Student Activity

U.S. Government: Forms of Government in the Real World Student Activity

In this 26 page, Government class activity your students will learn about the different forms of government and how they can be classified (direct/representative democracy, theocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, parliamentary, presidential etc.)by using real world government examples. For example, students will examine how a real world monarchy, like the one used in Saudi Arabia, affects life in Saudi Arabia. The overall essential question is: What is it really like to live in countries with different forms of government? This lesson includes a 4 Full Color slide power-point, 8 student worksheets/graphic organizers, 6 short readings/articles, and links to 4 public access internet videos. In this activity, your students will: 1) Complete Cornell Style Notes on the Forms/Classification of Governments used around the world from a short 4 slide power-point. (worksheet included) 2) Either work in small groups or individually (teacher choice) to examine a specific form of government through the articles, and videos provided, to understand what it is really like to live in that country under that specific form of government. • The 4 countries featured are: Saudi Arabia (Monarchy/Theocracy), North Korea (Communism/Dictatorship), U.S.A (Presidential-Representative Democracy)and Scotland (Parliamentary-Representative Democracy) 3) Record their research on a worksheet and graphic organizer. (included) 4) Complete a creative assessment/exit card to illustrate their understanding of the different forms of government. (Included) Teacher STEP-BY-STEP directions are included.

By learningisapassion

The Prison System - GCSE SOCIOLOGY [AQA / WJEC / EDUQAS ] CRIME & DEVIANCE - Social Control - Agents

The Prison System - GCSE SOCIOLOGY [AQA / WJEC / EDUQAS ] CRIME & DEVIANCE - Social Control - Agents

GCSE Sociology Teachers Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sociologygcse/ JOIN US! :D This download features a FREE DEMO LESSON to promote our professionally designed GCSE Sociology Units. It focusses on the prison system as a means of social control and contributes towards the Social Stratification (Power & Authority) sections of the specification. It was chosen not because it is the best: but to serve typical representation of the quality you can expect from an average lesson. This lesson is suitable for AQA or WJEC/EDUQAS. You can buy 20 lesson bundles of lessons for each unit of the new specifications: AQA -Family [https://goo.gl/VXm3Da] -Education [https://goo.gl/HCd2TE] -Crime & Deviance [https://goo.gl/kNhHx1] -Social Stratification [https://goo.gl/bYFm31] WJEC / EDUQAS -Family [https://goo.gl/GTaYXq] -Education [https://goo.gl/khpWEX] -Crime & Deviance [https://goo.gl/opdDXp] -Social Stratification [https://goo.gl/LP6HtU] For AQA we also offer: -Complete ICT Suite Lesson Pack (for all topics) [https://goo.gl/Nxh6Vu]* -PLCs [AQA], Learning Mats/Displays & Other Tools [https://goo.gl/aFWJpK] -Learning Mats [https://goo.gl/PNzRH6]* *Also useful for WJEC/EDUQAS Please express gratitude by leaving a positive review or 5-star rating once you have downloaded this resource.

By godwin86