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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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This learning object will have your students understand how important protecting ourselves from government is and how necessary a bill or rights is.

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This resources will afford your students an opportunity to practice classifying forms of government.

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This lesson will guide your students into a deeper understanding of how the three main branches of the American government check and balance each other. This activity can be utilized ideally in a classroom setting but could also conceivably be moved online in the form of a google plus or skype exercise.

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This lesson will require students to glean all the purposes that the founding fathers embedded into the preamble, and then by contemplating upon what life is like in America today, grade our country on the completion of these goals. The lesson can be conducted in class, or online in the LMS of your choosing.

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