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    What is an Election? How Do We Vote? (K-4)

    What is an Election? How Do We Vote? (K-4)
    National Curriculum Standards are included for grade levels K-4 along with the content standards. This lesson plan is geared for grades K-2 and the duration of the plan is for 45 minutes. (K-2)         Questions for Discussion: I. What is Government and What should it Do? • What is government? • What are some of the most important ...
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    Oil Slick Threatens the Gulf

    Oil Slick Threatens the Gulf
    More than 200,000 gallons of crude oil per day continue to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, despite efforts to plug massive leaks in an oil well. The oil is streaming from a well on the Gulf’s floor a mile beneath the surface. Meanwhile, an oil slick is threatening fishing, wildlife, and coastlines from Louisiana to Florida. President Barack Obama has ...
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    HISTORY Offers Opportunities for Teacher & Student Innovations—Register Now

    HISTORY has developed an extensive education outreach program connected to America The Story of Us, including curriculum guides, contests, and a live webcast. We are pleased to be working with the President’s Committee for the Arts and the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services on library and student contests. A contest for teachers to submit innovative lesson plans ...
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    Arizona Immigration Law: A Closer Look at the Debate

    Arizona Immigration Law: A Closer Look at the Debate
    Article for student reading below standards and lesson STANDARD National Standards for History (The National Center for History in the Schools) Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to present). Standard 2: Economic, social, and cultural developments in contemporary United States. Standard 2B: The student understands the new immigration and demographic shifts. Analyze the new immigration policies after 1965 and the push-pull ...
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    America The Story of Us Lesson Plans from HISTORY — Now on Teaching!

    America The Story of Us Lesson Plans from HISTORY — Now on Teaching!
    Teaching is proud to work with HISTORY to bring you the story of America. From the earliest days of European settlement in the New World, Americans from all backgrounds have recorded their stories and attempted to make sense of their place in history. America The Story of Us — airing on April 25, 2010 on HISTORY — is a landmark television ...
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    Election in Iraq

    Election in Iraq
    Article for student reading below STANDARD: National Standards for World History (National Center for History in the Schools) Standard 7A: The student understands the cultures and historical developments of selected societies in such places as Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • The election in Iraq. • Two political parties and their ...
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    Early New York Vocabulary

    Early New York Vocabulary New York was one of the original colonies. Download free worksheets (12 pages)
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    Daily Mind Builders™: Social Studies

    Brought to you by About The Critical Thinking Co.™: For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and ...
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    Building Thinking Skills® Level 2

    Brought to you by About The Critical Thinking Co.™: For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and ...
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    Building Thinking Skills® Beginning

    Brought to you by About The Critical Thinking Co.™: For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and ...
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    Energy from Space: The Next Frontier

    Energy from Space: The Next Frontier
    STANDARD National Standards for Civics and Government (Center for Civic Education) Standard 4: Other Nations and World Affairs. Students should be able to explain the effects of significant political, demographic, and environmental trends in the world. STANDARDNational Content Standards in Economics (National Council for Economic Education) Standard 15: Growth. Investment in factories, machinery, new technology, and in the health, education, and ...
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    The World's Tallest Building

    The World's Tallest Building
    STANDARD: National Geography Standards (National Council for Geographic Education) Essential Element IV: Human Systems. Standard 14: How human actions modify the physical environment. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article (below), students will learn about: • The Burj Khalifa — the world’s tallest building. • The process and cost of building the Burj Khalifa. • The building’s special features, inside and outside. • ...
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    Census Countdown

    Census Countdown
    Standard: National Content Standards in Economics (National Council for Economic Education) Standard 16: Role of Government: Most state and local government revenues come from sales taxes, grants from the federal government, personal income taxes, and property taxes. The bulk of state and local government revenue is spent for education, public welfare, road construction and repair, and public safety. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In ...
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    Free Geography Worksheets

    Coral Reef Geography: learning how to read and map and use a compass on a map. One-page map of California
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    Mission to Burma

    Mission to Burma
    STANDARD: National Standards for History (The National Center for History in the Schools) Era 10, Standard 1: Contemporary United States (1968 to the Present). Understands recent developments in foreign and domestic politics. Standard 1B: The student understands major foreign policy initiatives. This lesson accompanies the article for student reading on the next page. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn ...
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    Lesson: Justice Sotomayor & Hispanic Heritage Month

    Lesson: Justice Sotomayor & Hispanic Heritage Month
    How can a new justice affect the Supreme Court? When the Supreme Court begins its fall session on October 5th, its newest member, Sonia Sotomayor, will be present as the Court’s first-ever Hispanic justice. In a happy coincidence, she will join her fellow justices during the heart of Hispanic Heritage Month, a month set aside each year between September 15th and ...
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    Justice Sotomayor & The Supreme Court

    Justice Sotomayor & The Supreme Court
    Find the accompanying article here. National Standards for Civics and Government (Center for Civic Education) Standard 3: Principles of Democracy. How Does the Government Established by the Constitution Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy? What is the place of law in the American constitutional system? LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • The significance of ...
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    Answers to the US State Capital IQ Quiz

    Answers to the US State Capital IQ Quiz
    Teaching created the US State Capitol IQ quiz to test how much you know about the current debate about capital cities of the United States. Here's the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the US State Capitol IQ quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Wyoming: Laramie Cheyenne - Correct answer Boise ...
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    Answers to the World Capital IQ Quiz

    Teaching created the World Capital IQ quiz to test how much you know about the current debate about capital cities all around the world. Here's the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the World Capital IQ quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Australia: Canberra - Correct answer Sydney Darwin Melbourne 2) ...
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    Teaching's 50 State Game- Presented by Sporcle

    Teaching's 50 State Game- Presented by Sporcle
    Can you name all the U.S. States? Type a state name into the box below. If you correctly name a state, it will show up on the map below. You've only got 8 minutes after you click the start button. Go!
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