This is an activity I have used in the UK in looking at how Government works, though it could easily be adapted for US Government. Each class member is assigned a department and then must jostle for the ear of the Prime Minister/ President. Obviously the Chancellor is a key player and you may want to select mathematical geniuses for this role, or your most devious student. It's an excellent activity to get students thinking about political accountability, particularly when they cannot agree on a resolution. It is best used across at least 2 lessons to have a full impact.

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  • The Executive (Prime Minister)- Teacher Handout.docx
  • The Executive- Cabinet- Teach Copy.docx
  • Cabinet Meeting Agenda.docx
  • Cabinet Agenda 2.docx
  • Prime Minister's Briefing.docx
  • D- PM's Briefing.docx
  • Treasury Briefing.docx
  • Department of C,M,S Briefing.docx
  • Department of E and E Briefing.docx
  • Department of Education Briefing.docx
  • Department of F A Briefing.docx
  • Department of Health Briefing.docx
  • Department of W and P Briefing.docx
  • Departmental of ID Briefing.docx
  • Ministry Of Defence Briefing.docx
  • Ministry of Justice Briefing.docx
  • Transport Briefing.docx
  • Introduction Lesson Ideas.docx

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