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High School U.S. Government: Teaching Resources for High School Government. Schoolhouse Rock- The Preamble. Constitution USA with Peter Sagal. Khan Academy. Films for HS Government Class. A Century Of U.S. Campaign Finance Law. NewsHour Extra Lesson Plan: On Trial: Anonymous Sources, Promises of Confidentiality and Privacy. LESSON PLAN: ON TRIAL: ANONYMOUS SOURCES, PROMISES OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY By Lisa Greeves, an English and journalism teacher Subjects : journalism, U.S. government.

NewsHour Extra Lesson Plan: On Trial: Anonymous Sources, Promises of Confidentiality and Privacy

Pearson Prentice Hall - AP* & Electives: Lesson Plans. By Edwards, Wattenberg, and Lineberry ©2000 by Addison-Wesley Longman Publishers, Inc.

Pearson Prentice Hall - AP* & Electives: Lesson Plans

AP Course Description Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Mass Media Political parties and elections Organization Electoral laws and systems Key Components. What is a PAC? Political Action Committee (PAC) — A popular term for a political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates.

What is a PAC? Super PACs. Super PACs are a new kind of political action committee created in July 2010 following the outcome of a federal court case known as v.

Super PACs

Federal Election Commission. Technically known as independent expenditure-only committees, Super PACs may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates. Super PACs must, however, report their donors to the Federal Election Commission on a monthly or quarterly basis -- the Super PAC's choice -- as a traditional PAC would. Unlike traditional PACs, Super PACs are prohibited from donating money directly to political candidates. Bilderberg Group. The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, Bilderberg meetings or Bilderberg Club is an annual private conference of approximately 120–150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media.[1][2] About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.[1][3] §Origin[edit] The original conference was held at the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, from 29 to 31 May 1954.

Bilderberg Group

It was initiated by several people, including Polish politician-in-exile Józef Retinger, concerned about the growth of anti-Americanism in Western Europe, who proposed an international conference at which leaders from European countries and the United States would be brought together with the aim of promoting Atlanticism – better understanding between the cultures of the United States and Western Europe to foster co-operation on political, economic and defense issues.[4] Public Funding of Presidential Elections Brochure. Published in August 1996 (updated April 2014) On April 3, 2014, President Obama signed legislation that will end public funding of national nominating conventions.

Public Funding of Presidential Elections Brochure

Citizens' Guide. Published in February 2004 (updated April 2014) Contents Introduction The purpose of this guide is to encourage citizens, like yourself, to take an active part in the Federal election process.

Citizens' Guide

There are several ways you may support Federal candidates and political committees involved in Federal elections. These activities, however, are subject to the Federal campaign finance law. It is important to note that the guide focuses on political activity in Federal elections--not State or local. Story of Citizens United v. FEC. Citizenship & Participation. Web Quests. You Decide: Challenge your assumptions. Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics. AP* Practice Exams. Welcome to our complete directory of free test preparation resources and links for your AP U.S.

AP* Practice Exams

Government & Politics review. We have identified the highest quality AP Government notes and practice tests, and we have descriptions for each one. Whether you are looking for an AP Government practice test, notes, free response questions, or a study guide, this is the place to start. AP Government Practice Exams Practice Questions. 1999 Released Exam. Textbook Practice Tests. My Max Score. U.S. AP Government Practice Test. McGraw Hill. AP Government Notes. Keju zhi 科舉制 The Examination System. Keju (Imperial Examination System)

Meritocracy Versus Democracy. THE world’s two largest economies are both revealing their next leaders this month, and this coincidence has been depicted in the Western media as a sharp contrast between an opaque Communist state and a transparent populous democracy.

Meritocracy Versus Democracy

But beneath this superficial contrast is a competition between two political models, one based more on meritocratic leadership and the other on popular election. And the Chinese model may win. While China’s dramatic economic rise has attracted global attention, its political and institutional changes have been little noticed or deliberately ignored for ideological reasons. Exploring Chinese History. Confucianism Contents Introduction Confucianism (Traditional Chinese: 儒學; Simplified Chinese: 儒学; Pinyin: Rúxué; literally means "The School of the Scholars"; see Names for Confucianism for details) is an East Asian ethical and philosophical system originally developed from the teachings of the early Chinese sage Confucius.

Exploring Chinese History

It is a complex system of moral, social, political, and religious thought which had tremendous influence on the history of Chinese civilization up to the 21st century. Introduction to Confucian Thought. Government and society in China were grounded in the Confucian philosophy, which held that there was a basic order in the universe and a natural harmony linking man, nature, and the cosmos (heaven); it also held that man was by nature a social being, and that the natural order of the universe should be reflected in human relations. The family unit was seen as the primary social unit; relationships within the family were fundamental to all others and comprised three of the "five relationships" that were the models for all others: sovereign-subject; husband-wife; parent-child; elder brother-younger brother; friend-friend.

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