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Curated Lesson Resources- 10th Grade American Government

Introduction: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics

Description: This video helps give an introductory level of knowledge into what Government and Politics are and the difference between them.
Rational: I chose this Crash Course video because it gives an introductory level understanding and definition into what we will be going over in American Government.

This would be a great teacher resource for dividing up the units and where to place certain information as you go through the course

Interactions among branches of government | Khan Academy

Description: This website has a lot of interactive availability for students to learn and get an idea of different aspects of government
Rational: I chose Khan Academy because it is so interactive for students and both the educator and the student to keep track of their progress

CommonLit | The Founding of American Democracy | Free Reading Passages and Literacy Resources

Description: This article goes over many different aspect of the beginning of government and how the Constitution started out.
Rational: I chose this article because it gives my students the opportunity to compare the modern aspect of the Constitution to the very beginning when it was being written.

How a Bill Becomes a Law: Crash Course Government and Politics #9

Description: This shows the basics an understanding of the process that a bill goes through the government in order to become a law.
Rational: I chose this video because of the understanding that my students can get through auditory and visual learning.


Branches in the government

Branches in the government

Description: This photo show the different branches of government and which groups of people go into each branch as a representative of the United States
Rational: I chose this image because I believe it makes it easier for visual learners to see where the branches reside and also which groups go where.


Checks and balances

Checks and balances

Description: This image shows the checks and balances between the different branches of government
Rational: I chose this image because of the way it will help my students figure out which branch can check which branch in order to bring balance

iCivics Review for Teachers | Common Sense Education

Description: This is a link to the direct site where students can play a game in order to see a courtroom and a court case in action to see the process.
Rational: I chose this game in order to let my students learn in a game based way to see the way a courtroom works.

Description: This video goes over how power is divided within the government
Rational: I chose this video because it allows auditory and visual learners to have examples and to have another aspect of learning

Description: This article speaks about the Articles of Confederation as a start for the basis of American government
Rational: I chose this article because it gives student a base understanding of where the founding fathers started their journey


Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers

Description: This is an image of the constitutional convention where the founding fathers met
Rational: I chose this image because it shows the gathering of great men who started this nation and continued to impact our country today