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U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game

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Description: The highest law of the land in the United States is the Constitution. This is why you spend so much time learning about it in school. This activity will increase your knowledge of the Constitution and it's fundamental ideas: checks and balances, separation of powers, Bill of Rights and amendments. Standards 8.2.6 and 12.4 all civics

Author: Adapted by Peg Hill from a Lesson by Don M. Carlson, History-Social Science Coordinator

Lesson ID: 1150

All Those In Favor: Holding a Mock Congressional Vote and Presidential Veto

Description: Share opinions about measures recently passed in your school. Then vote on and argue for and against hypothetical school policies and respond to a "president's" decision to pass or veto the measures. Standards 8.2.7, 12.4.1 and 12.4.4 civics

Author: Jennifer Rittner & Javaid Khan, New york Times Learning Network

Lesson ID: 432

Confirmation Hearing for Army Chief of Staff

Description: View this C-SPAN video of the Senate Armed Services Committee conducting the confirmation hearing for General George W. Casey, Jr., President Bush's nominee for Army Chief of Staff. General Casey is the former Commander of Allied Forces in Iraq. Discuss the issue of confirmation hearings as an example of checks and balances in American government. Standard 12.4.1

Author: C-SPAN

Lesson ID: 1537

Federal Confirmation Process: Choosing the Right Person for the Job

Description: The Federal confirmation process is part of the checks and balances system. Learn what it takes to get a presidential nominee confirmed. Participate in a class debate and hold a mock confirmation process. Standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.6

Author: Lisa Prososki, Jim Lehrer News Hour

Lesson ID: 399

Following a Bill

Description: Follow a specific bill through the legislative process. Form an opinion about the bill and communicate that opinion in a presentation. In the process you will thoroughly explore a large website and give a clear account of the information it provides and then you will use e-mail to communicate with public officials. Standards 12.4.1, 12.4.3, and 12.7.6

Author: Yahooligans

Lesson ID: 412

Hello Dolly - A Webquest on Cloning

Description: Out of the blue, researchers from the Roslin Institute announced that they had successfully cloned a lamb. The next day, the Pope denounced the discovery as a "lack of respect for life". The scientific community hailed the discovery as a break through for mankind. The U.S. Congress is developing legislation to halt any use of cloning with humans. Your task will be to analyze the differing perspectives, and draw your own conclusion about the social, economic and political effects of cloning on individuals, families and communities. You will be assessed on how you support your conclusion, communicate effectively, and collaborate with your peers. Standards 12.4.2 and 12.7.6

Author: Keith Nuthall

Lesson ID: 493

Honoring Property Rights

Description: Examine how the concepts of private property and honor are inter-connected--how expectation of honorable action protects the private property rights of individuals in a civil society. In Part I, reflect on the concept of property, progressing from tangible property to intangible property, including the right of property in oneself. Using quotes from James Madison's Essay on Property (1792) as a starting point, uncover the essential property protections embodied in the Bill of Rights. In Part II, take a closer look at the concept of honor and make the connection between protection of private property rights and honorable action. The group activity in Part III grapples with a hypothetical plagiarism case before the honor court at a fictional university. The activity culminates in Part IV with a discussion, in which students determine why and how an individual acts to honor private property rights. Standards 12.3.1 civics and 12.1.4 economics

Author: Bill of rights Institute

Lesson ID: 509

Legislative Process: The Case of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Description: How Congress does its work of making laws is much more complicated than the flow chart in the civics textbook. By using the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a case study, you will explore that legislative process at work. As you study this case, you will become familiar with the both the fundamentals of the legislative process and the history of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Standard 11.10.6, 12.7.6 civics

Author: , CongressLink

Lesson ID: 642

Linking Past to Present: Powers of Congress

Description: The Constitution of the United States vests in Congress the power to make laws, to collect taxes, and to allocate funds for government programs, both domestic and foreign. It is in Congress that the day-to-day work of our democracy finds its most clear expression at the national level. It is up to the men and women elected to serve in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States to formulate policy and enact legislation. A study of three perennial issues -- veterans' benefits, the national debt, and terrorism -- shows the ways in which Congress responded to problems in 1785, and in recent years. Standards 8.3.2, 8.3.4, and 12.4.1

Author: American Memory, Library of Congress

Lesson ID: 671

United States Constitution: Exploring Congress and the Democratic Process

Description: Explore the powers and duties of Congress by completing one or more of these research activities: 1.You are a team of reporters in Philadelphia, in 1787. The Constitutional Convention has just ended and your team is responsible for writing a series of articles for your newspaper that explains the structure of the new government to your readers. 2.You are part of your state's delegation to the Constitution convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and you must prepare presentations for the people of your state outlining the outcomes of the Convention. 3.As your service project, your team has chosen to assist a local middle school social studies teacher. Your first assignment is to help prepare students for an upcoming visit to Washington DC. 4.Your team has been working with the local League of Women Voters on projects that help increase civic awareness and understanding. 5.You are part of a team that is serving as content advisors for a documentary film producer. 6.Your team is charged with putting together a series of presentations for the PTO on the Constitution in the 21st century. Standards 8.2.3, 12.1.3, 12.1.4, 12.1.5, and 12.3.2,

Author: Congress Link Project, Dirksen Congressional Center

Lesson ID: 1169

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