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Go to the Teacher Dashboard YLI, a program of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, develops FREE education resources designed to assist civics teachers, and encourage students to participate in the political process. Signup to access these programs: Lesson Plans Complete curriculum developed by teachers. Constitutional Rights Foundation. C-SPAN Classroom. We the People. PBS Election. AP Central Classroom Resources. History and Current Issues. National Issues Forums. National Issues Forums on PBS. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later.

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But first, we need you to sign-in to PBS using one of the services below. Lesson Plans for Learning Civics. Vote Smart: Civics Matters Curriculum. Annenberg Classroom. Student Governmental Affairs Program. Edutopia Elections: Digital Resources for Educators. This election has been unlike any in modern history.

Edutopia Elections: Digital Resources for Educators

According to a survey of educators by Teaching Tolerance, the campaign’s contentious tone has spilled over into classrooms. Presidential elections are exciting for students and provide an opportunity to discuss and debate a range of issues in the classroom. But this year, that excitement is more likely to turn into conflict. University of Wisc: Center for the Study of the American Constitution LPs. We have provided some suggestions on how to use various parts of our website.

University of Wisc: Center for the Study of the American Constitution LPs

Most are based in the documents found within the Ratification, Confederation, and Founders Pages. Since many state standards of instruction emphasize the use of primary sources, all of our suggestions are focused on using and interpreting documents. It should be noted that these are merely suggestions and that some modification may be warranted based on grade level and other classroom considerations.

A Series of Lesson Plan Books Published by the CSAC. GoPo Pro. CitizenU - Larsen/Coneen Resources. Bill of Rights Institute. AP U.S. Government and Politics Redesign Page. Primary Sources for AP Gov. Civics - Shmoop Online Courses. Sample Lesson - Introduction Lesson 5: Adam Smith on the Scene Adam Smith—either he looked exactly like every single European man in 1776, or this artist needs some practice.

Civics - Shmoop Online Courses

(Source) We wish we could tell you the best way to handle your money, but there are as many theories about it as there are Land Before Time movies. Stick it under your mattress in a tin can. Well, Adam Smith claimed to know exactly what was best for the economy of a nation, way back in 1776. Smith thought this tactic was counterproductive to a healthy economy, and Americans could not have agreed more.

Would it surprise you to learn that Adam Smith's ideas still have an impact on the way Americans think about the relationship between the government and the economy? Strata Academics – Gov Curriculum. Civic Action Project. Certell Gov and Econ Curriculums. Pen Pal Schools - American Perspectives. ABC News Politics Videos and Stories. The Lowdown. - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Inquiries Archive - C3 Teachers. 2017 in graphics, charts and data visualizations - Washington Post.

CourseRedesignContentOutline. Infographics. How do people get health care in US?


Group plan? Medicare? ACA Marketplace? CHIP? SGAP reviews health insurance options for Americans in this infographic! Download (PDF, 1.75MB) Which states have the most and least Active Duty military? Download (PDF, 1.04MB) America has a rich tradition of immigration. Let’s take a look at the trends, major influxes, and pivotal decisions that helped shape our country’s demographics. Download (PDF, 377KB) America's Legacy SGAP text. Stossel in the Classroom. Nerdfighteria Wiki. Bill of Rights Institute. The Best of the Humanities on the Web. Latest World Headline News, Breaking News - Newsy® Balanced news via media bias ratings for an unbiased news perspective.

RealClearPolitics - Opinion, News, Analysis, Video and Polls. Cartoons. AP®︎ US Government and Politics. Home. Munk Debates - Home. Mountvernon. Using controversy as a teaching tool: An interview with Diana Hess  - Teaching students how to engage in civil discussions about important issues is even more essential in an environment as polarized and politicized as America is today.

Using controversy as a teaching tool: An interview with Diana Hess  -

By Joan Richardson Kappan: You started your career as a high school social studies teacher in Downers Grove, Ill., which is in suburban Chicago. That was 1979. I wonder, what were your earliest experiences in teaching about controversial topics in that first high school classroom? Diana Hess: I had the good fortune of being hired at a very large school, well over 4,000 students at the time. So when I came into that school in 1979, the core courses were based on that approach. It’s one reason why I wanted to come to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kappan: What did they teach you about how to approach controversial topics in the classroom? Hess: One of the things I learned is that there were highly specific frameworks for how to do this. Define your terms. The Trump Effect. C-SPAN - AP GoPo Content Outline & Featured Resources.

Talking Across Divides: 10 Ways to Encourage Civil Classroom Conversation On Difficult Issues. In December, we wrote about the nearly 3,000 comments we received on the issues of immigration, guns, climate and energy, and race, gender and identity, as well as on many other topics suggested by students themselves in our open forum.

Talking Across Divides: 10 Ways to Encourage Civil Classroom Conversation On Difficult Issues

Blog - AP US Government and Politics. Journal Reviews connect student learning to actual real world events.

Blog - AP US Government and Politics

I give students a journal review every week and let them comb the news for connections to our class content. It's hard work at first, but once they get the hang of it their learning becomes powerfully authentic and their media literacy shoots through the roof. One of the best compliments I get every year are all articles that my graduates send me to share with my current crop of students.

AP American Government and Politics with Study Edge. The links to the Study Edge AP® U.S.

AP American Government and Politics with Study Edge

Government and Politics course on our website are provided on an “as is” basis without any express or implied warranties of any kind. Your use of the Study Edge AP® U.S. AP United States Government and Politics: The Course. New Teaching and Assessing Module for the Redesigned Course and Exam The first, second, and third Teaching and Assessing AP U.S. Government and Politics modules are now available. New Secure Practice Exam and Student Samples A new AP U.S. Government and Politics practice exam reflecting the 2018-19 redesign is available through your AP Course Audit account. Documents - Teaching American History. AP Planner.

Abernathy/Waples, American Government: Stories of a Nation for the AP® Course 1e. Abernathy/Waples, American Government: Stories of a Nation for the AP® Course 1e | Student Resources by Type Student Resources by Type You can also view resources by chapter. Argument Template. Freedom in the World 2017. Key Findings With populist and nationalist forces making significant gains in democratic states, 2016 marked the 11th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. There were setbacks in political rights, civil liberties, or both, in a number of countries rated “Free” by the report, including Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tunisia, and the United States. Of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45 percent) were rated Free, 59 (30 percent) Partly Free, and 49 (25 percent) Not Free. The Middle East and North Africa region had the worst ratings in the world in 2016, followed closely by Eurasia.

Overview Essay Populists and Autocrats: The Dual Threat to Global Democracy.

Constitutional Underpinnings

Political Beliefs and Behaviors. Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Mass Media. Institutions of National Government: Congress. Institutions of National Government: The Presidency. Institutions of National Government: The Bureaucracy. Institutions of National Government: Federal Courts. Public Policy. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Test Bank. Required Docs and Cases. Textbooks. Class Pages. Review Materials. News/ Magazine Articles. Professional Development. Cartoons and Graphics.


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