Learners will describe the role of government at all levels and identify whether or not needs are being met by the government or in some other way.
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Unit: We ARE the Government
In this lesson, learners read primary documents that illustrate the motivations of the founding fathers of the United States. These documents show the dedication to principles (government by the people, freedom, civil rights, shared power, etc.) that are upheld by nonprofits and...
Unit: Philanthropic Research
Students will analyze how the executive branch enforces laws through its departments and executive agencies. They will also investigate how public interest groups serve as watchdogs on government, protecting and advancing the rights of citizens. In many cases nonprofit organizations work with...
In times of economic difficulties, people often look to the Federal Government to solve their problems. Learners will compare two presidents and view how they saw the role of the Federal Government in times of difficulty. They will also see that both presidents felt there was a need for...
Learners will describe the importance of Core Democratic Values in a democratic government and analyze the way they support philanthropy.
Unit: We the People... Project
Students will use various investigative procedures to compile a list of government or volunteer service opportunities.
Literature and art will be used to describe how the Constitutional Convention resulted in the writing of a new Constitution for the United States. Students will use Articles I, II and III to describe how the federal government is constructed and the work of the three branches of government. Once...