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Showing Grade 12, Unit 6, Campaigns and the Political Process
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In Praise of Political Parties

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Description: It is time for students in your senior civics class to register to vote. Learn about the views of the various political parties and help fellow students pick a party that matches their ideas. Standard 12.6.1

Author: Kris Hizal, Mt. Carmel H.S.

Lesson ID: 559

Select a Lawmaker

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Description: By computer draw, you will be assigned a member of the California Assembly and a political party or party faction. A political faction is a group of people within a political party with a common purpose or ideology. Based on the aims of our faction, you will examine a representative number of bills voted on by the Assembly last year. The bills will deal with a broad spectrum of causes and concerns. In addition to a summary of the bills, you will receive the voting results on each bill. Standards 12.6.4, 12.6.6, 12.7.2 and 12.7.6

Author: Ed Cabrera, Atascadero High School

Lesson ID: 937

American Suffrage Movements

Description: Consider the role of individual initiative by completing historical research on various initiatives involved in American suffrage movements (African-Americans, women, D.C. residents, Native Americans, and 18-20 year olds). After examining your understanding of "initiative" and what it means to take initiative through a written response and class discussion, consider the initiative of the Founders as exemplified in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. In groups, read and paraphrase the language of the Voting Amendments and share primary and secondary sources concerning suffrage. Finally, focus on the ability of a single person to make a difference in a community, state, or national initiative. Standards 8.6.6, 8.8.3, , 11.10.4, 11.10.5, 11.10.6, 11.10.7, 12.2.4, and 12.6.4 civics

Author: Bill of /Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 61

An Organized Legal Campaign

Description: Beginning in the 1930s, African American attorneys developed a long-range strategic plan to use the legal system to weaken and destroy segregation. Two institutions led the way: the Howard University School of Law and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In groups of four, describe the civil rights strategies of Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP, and Howard University and create a poster to pursuade others to join the effort. Standards 11.10.3, 11.10.4, and 12.6.4 civics

Author: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Lesson ID: 69

Demography and Democracy

Description: The Constitution of the United States states that the number of representatives from each state to the House of Representatives is based on the size of each state's population. This decision called for a national census to count the number of people in each state. Demography determines the distribution of political power in America. After each census, the number of Representatives each state has in Congress is reassigned, or reapportioned. At the same time, the territory of the congressional districts must be redrawn to accommodate the population change within the states. Redistricting involves creating new voting areas from which people elect members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a state legislature, a county or city council, a school board, etc. Standard 12.6.6

Author: Population Reference Bureau

Lesson ID: 1393

Does My Vote Count? Understanding the Electoral College

Description: The Electoral College is the group of people who actually elect the president of the United States. How the Electoral College works is one of the more complicated parts of the American electoral process -- or can be, at least, when things don't go smoothly. This guide will explain how the Electoral College works; discuss the origins and development of the Electoral College and some controversial elections; and examine how much your vote actually "weighs" in an election. Standard 12.6.6

Author: David Walbert, Learn North Carolina

Lesson ID: 326

Fostering Change: Civic Participation

Description: Understand the value of the second component of fostering change -- civic participation. Learn how variance in voter participation, both in Humboldt County and the nation, has the potential to greatly impact the results of an election and subsequent trends and policies. Be introduced to the concept of "social capital" as a distinct measure of community wealth and why it is important.Standard 12.2.4,12.2.5 and 12.6.6

Author: Deborah Keeth, CSU Humboldt

Lesson ID: 417

Freedom of Assembly: Alice Paul

Description: Alice Paul was a leader in the women's suffrage movement of the early 20th century. She, and other suffragists like her, used First Amendment freedoms to gain political rights. Using primary accounts of her treatment in prison after being arrested at a suffrage demonstration, students respond to questions and discuss the constitutional rights women used when they gathered to together to secure the right to vote and gain a voice in the American political process. Standards 11.5.4, 11.10.7, 12.3.1, 12.3.2, and 12.6.4

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1511

Freedom of Speech: Cooper Union Address (1860)

Description: One primary purpose of the First Amendment is to safeguard the individual?s right to participate in political discourse and the political process. Abraham Lincoln's 1860 Cooper Union Address, which he delivered as an unannounced presidential candidate, spotlights the way the First Amendment empowers individuals to express their political views in America's constitutional democracy. Standards 8.9.1, 8.9.2, and 12.6.4


Lesson ID: 1512

Frontier Justice

Description: The Constitution of 1819, Article IV, Section II, gave the Governor of Alabama the power to grant reprieves and pardons in all criminal and penal cases, except those of treason and impeachment, and to remit fines and forfeitures. Citizens frequently wrote to the Governor to plead for or against the pardon of a convicted criminal. The Governors' Papers contain correspondence, petitions, legal documents, etc., relating to pardons from crimes, parole from sentences and remission of fines imposed. Most items give details of the crime, and of the criminals' background and family life. The Secretary of State kept a record of pardon and parole certificates issued by the Governor. Use them to explore the differences between frontier justice and the modern justice system. Standards 12.6.4 and 12.7.2 civics

Author: Alabama State Archives

Lesson ID: 431

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