Archives: Government & Civics


What is the role of civil disobedience today? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Doug DuBrin, an English and history teacher, as well as an editor and writer Subject(s) Social Studies, Civics Estimated Time: Two to three class…read more


Senate Hears Appeal for Immigration Reform


Click here to download video Teachers: this video contains an approx. 5:30 minute story followed by a discussion. “Our immigration system is not just broken;…read more


The federal confirmation process: Choosing the right person for the job – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Lisa Prososki Subjects Social Studies, Government, History Estimated Time Approximately three 45-minute class periods Grade Level Grades 9-12 Objective Students will: Use prior knowledge to…read more

President Obama also focused on the message of strengthening the middle class and boosting the economy in his 2012 State of the Union address.

President Obama Delivers State of the Union


Every year, the president speaks to a rare joint session of Congress with all 100 senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives. The…read more

Unmanned drones like this MQ-1 Predator can be flown anywhere in the world by pilots sitting behind their desks in the U.S.

Leaked Memo Justifies Killing Americans with Drones


A secret Justice Department document revealed this week outlines legal arguments for using drone aircraft to target and kill American citizens living abroad who are…read more

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