Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: People-Related Obstacles
By Therese Nemec
The learner will identify techniques to use to overcome people-related barriers to critical thinking.
Interest Groups: Civil and Constitutional Rights
By Therese Nemec, Nancy McFadden, Deb DeRosso, Mike English
Students read about the different kinds of civil/constitutional rights interest groups and answer multiple-choice questions.
Perception - Understanding the World Around You
Learn the definition of perception, its process and how it affects communication
By Jody Cooper
Learners test their knowledge of jurisdiction issues by matching case scenarios to the correct court. The cases involve the following courts: Circuit, Small Claims, Probate, District, Bankruptcy, State Appellate Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and U.S. Supreme Courthouse.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
By Melanie Buyarski
In this colorful activity, learners follow the path of a bill as it begins in the House of Representatives.
Freedom of Religion - Supreme Court Case: Zorach v. Clauson
In this learning activity you'll review facts and interpretations, determines a verdict, and responds to questions.
The Judiciary Quiz
By Deb DeRosso, Mike English
In this learning activity you'll match the different responsibilities of the federal court system with the appropriate federal court.
The Duties of the Three Branches of Government
By Cindy Gibson
Students read about the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of the U.S. government and then test their knowledge in a drag-and-drop exercise.
Free Exercise of Religion - U.S. Supreme Court Case: Wisconsin v. Yoder
In this learning activity you'll review the facts and interpretations, determine a verdict, and respond to questions.
Freedom of Religion - Supreme Court Case: Lynch v. Donnelly
By Mona Wenrich
Students read about the illegal practice of manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts for political gain. They then create their own gerrymandered districts in a drag and drop exercise.
The U.S. National Debt
By Barbara Laedtke
Learners examine how the National Debt occurs and trace its history from the time of the Revolutionary War through the present.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Being Human
The learner will explore basic human limitations that create barriers to critical thinking including selective thinking, false memories, and perceptual limitations.
U.S. Supreme Court Case: Lemon v. Kurtzman
In this learning activity you'll review the facts and interpretations of this court case, determine a verdict, and respond to questions.
Presidents of the United States
Learners view images of the presidents of the United States and click on the name of the president shown.
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Students explore the history of U.S. Constitutional amendments and the process involved in adding an amendment. In an interactive exercise, learners author their own amendments and explain why these should be added to the Constitution.
Who Votes in America?
In this interactive object, learners identify common characteristics of people who are likely to vote.
In this learning activity you'll explore The Judiciary and answer questions about The U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Courts.
United States Presidential Roles & Responsibilities
The student reviews the roles and responsibilities of the President and takes a quiz.
Sources of Government Power
By Nancy McFadden
In this learning activity you'll apply information about three different sources of governmental power: Unitary, Confederate, and Federal to world governments.
The United States Congress
In this learning activity you'll test your knowledge of the roles and differences between the two Houses of Congress - the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Understanding Voting Rates
Students examine how voting rates are determined and how those rates change depending upon the population being studied. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: People-Related Obstacles
The learner will identify barriers to critical thinking related to internal and external factors after viewing scenarios.
Freedom of Religion - Supreme Court Case: Eagle v. Vitae
Free Exercise of Religion - U.S. Supreme Court Case: Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. and Ernesto Picardo v. City of Hialeah