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In this lesson, students will learn how to use the CPCTC theorem (Congruent Parts of Congruent Triangles are Congruent) in order to complete a proof. They will first use one of the 5 triangle congruence theorems (SSS, SAS, AAS, ASA, HL) in order to use the CPCTC. It is a great lesson putting together everything they have learned thus far in the unit.

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Students will culminate the unit on political parties with a debate on whether America should continue on with a two-party system or move to a multi-party system. To incorporate technology and an international aspect to the debate you will be participating with a classroom from Canada via Skype, a country that has a multi-party system.

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This object with get your students familiar with the party leadership structure within both houses of congress.

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As part of the unit on political parties the students will compare and contrast the two main parties, the Democrats, and the Republicans.

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The lesson focuses on the ability of the students to form a list of political policy stances that would be considered liberal or conservative and then compare that to a list of what was considered liberal political ideas or conservative political ideas around the early 1900's.

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This object is designed to get your students to understand the role of the minor parties in a two-party system. America is known as a "Two-Party System", however there are some Third Parties or Minor Parties that do exist. The role of the Minor Party is much different than the role of the two main parties in American politics.

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The students will work in a collaborative small group to form their own political party. They will draw up a brief bullet-ed platform and design a logo and name for their new party.

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This lesson will ask the students to take a couple of online surveys that will ask them a series of questions about governmental policies and at the end the site will inform them of which party they would most closely align with. This will give the students an opportunity to reflect on their policy choices and why they ended up matching the party they did.

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This learning object will have your students reading the resource ' Founding Father's Library' online and realize that the ideas embodied in the Constitution didn't come from a vacuum. The Founding Fathers leaned on the writings of these earlier thinkers that are quoted in the attached resource.

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This learning object will give your students an opportunity to think critically about the bill of rights in real life situations and leverage technology in such a way that they can learn in a fun and engaging way. The students will begin by studying the Bill of Rights at the link below, then the class will play the Kahoot Quiz online using any digital device with an internet connection.

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