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Make a Daily American Government Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily American Government Activity Lesson Plan Book


American Government Themes
     The United States Constitution
     United States Presidents


Executive Branch Crossword Puzzles
     The Executive Branch (Crossword Puzzle)
     Departments in the Executive Branch (Crossword Puzzle)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     Why Do We Have Laws? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 1-2 Readability)

Short Readers
     How Laws Are Made (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     The Great Story of the Great Seal (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     One Symbolic Seal (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     An Eagle for an Emblem (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)

    The President's Cabinet
     Secretary of Agriculture (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Commerce (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Defense (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Education (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Energy (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Health and Human Services (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Homeland Security (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Labor (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of State (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of the Interior (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of the Treasury (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Transportation (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Attorney General (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Council of Economic Advisers (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Environmental Protection Agency (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Office of Management and Budget (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     White House Chief of Staff (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     United States Ambassador to the United Nations (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     United States Trade Representative (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)


American Government Units (Grades 3-5)
     American Symbols
     Our National Government
     How Laws are Made
     Elections and Voting
     The Documents that Shaped America
     The Government Where You Live
     Being a Good Citizen
     You Have Rights
     Our Wonderful Constitution
     How Our Constitution Has Changed, Part 1
     How Our Constitution Has Changed, Part 2
     The President's Cabinet

Spanish
     Nuestro Gobierno Nacional (grades 3-5)
     Cómo se hacen las leyes (grades 3-5)
     Los documentos que formaron a América (grades 3-5)
     Tú tienes derechos (grades 3-5)
     Nuestra Maravillosa Constitución (grades 3-5)
     Cómo ha cambiado nuestra Constitución (segunda parte) (grades 3-5)


American Government Units (Grades 6-8)
     Electing Our President
     How a Bill Becomes a Law
     United States Citizenship
     The Powers of the Judicial Branch
     The Powers of the Legislative Branch
     Keeping Things in Check - Three Branches of Government
     Declaring Our Independence
     Building Our Nation's Capital
     The Constitution
     State Governments
     The Executive Branch
     The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
     Our Living Constitution, Part 1
     Our Living Constitution, Part 2
     Dealing with the Press, One Part of the President's Job
     The President's Role in Passing Laws
     Commander-in-Chief
     The President's Cabinet
     The President's Staff
     The White House Staff


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Compare and Contrast
        Branches of Government Traits: Compares the attributes of the three branches of government. (Grades 3-4)

Branches of Government Traits: Compares the duties of Congress and the President (Grades 5-6)

Traits: This compares the departments and secretaries of defense and homeland security. (Grades 6-8)

Department Traits: This compares the Department of Labor with the Department of Commerce. (Grades 6-8)

Government Branch Traits: Compares two branches of government vis-a-vis their lawmaking powers (Grades 5-6)

Executive Office Traits: Compares the president and vice-president (Grades 5-6)

Presidential Support Traits: Compares the president's staff and cabinet (Grades 5-6)



Books
            The Constitution of the United States (Grades 6-8)


American Government Units (Grades 9-12)
     Financing Presidential Campaigns
     Presidential Campaigns
     Interest Groups
     The Work of Interest Groups
     Forming Opinions
     Measuring and Influencing Public Opinion
     Organization of State Government
     State Governments
     State Revenues and Expenses
     Municipal Governments
     Other Local Government

The Declaration of Independence
     The Declaration of Independence Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice
     Customize Vocabulary and Quiz
     The Declaration of Independence

Constitution
     How the Constitution Came to Be
     The United States Constitution
     The Bill of Rights
     First Changes Made - Amendments of the 1800s
     More Changes Needed - Amendments of the 1900s, Part 1
     More Changes Needed - Amendments of the 1900s, Part 2

Political Parties
     The History of Political Parties in the United States
     Function of Political Parties

Legislative Branch
     Two Houses of Congress
     The Powers of Congress
     From an Idea to a Bill to a Law

Judicial Branch
     The Courts of the Judicial Branch
     The Supreme Court

Executive Branch
     The Executive Branch
     The Department of Homeland Security

Electoral College
     History of the Electoral College
     How the Electoral College Works


Leveled Books
            The First Ten: The Bill of Rights
            Our Living Constitution
            L Is for Liberty: The Story of Our Statue of Liberty
            America's Pledge of Allegiance
            All Aboard the Campaign Train
            Vote for Me!
            A Brief History of Our Right to Vote
            Who Would Want To Be President?
            Constitution Day

        Beaver Gets a Letter



Book Units
    The Island of the Skog (Grades 1-3)
    The Kid Who Became President (Grades 3-8)
    Schooled (Grades 4-6)
    Shh! We're Writing the Constitution (Grades 4-6)
    The Kid Who Ran for President (Grades 4-6)
    The Landry News (Grades 4-6)
    Iron Thunder (Grades 4-7)
    Journey to Topaz (Grades 4-7)
    The Borning Room (Grades 6-12)
    The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr (Grades 8-12)
    The Messenger (Grades 8-12)
    Inherit the Wind (Grades 9-12)


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Laws
        
Rights
        
White House


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