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.
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.
United States Presidential Roles & Responsibilities
By Therese Nemec
The student reviews the roles and responsibilities of the President and takes a quiz.
Examining the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment
In this learning activity you'll read about efforts to prevent the government from interfering with citizens' rights to practice their religious beliefs.
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.
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
By Mona Wenrich
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.
The First Amendment: Interpretations of the Establishment Clause
In this learning activity you'll review three interpretations regarding the separation of church and state.
Understanding Political Cartoons
By Barbara Laedtke
In this learning activity you'll analyze political cartoons following a two-step process to unlock their meaning.
Who Votes in America?
In this interactive object, learners identify common characteristics of people who are likely to vote.
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 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.
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 U.S. National Debt
Learners examine how the National Debt occurs and trace its history from the time of the Revolutionary War through the present.
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.
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.
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.
Interest Groups: Grass Roots and Community-Based
Students read about the three categories of interest groups: Economic, grass roots and community-based, and civil and constitutional rights.
Free Exercise of Religion - U.S. Supreme Court Case: Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. and Ernesto Picardo v. City of Hialeah
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.
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.
The Constitution of the United States of America Quiz
By Jen Bero
Learners test their knowledge of the framework of the U.S. government in this 13-question quiz.
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.
Freedom of Religion
In this learning activity you'll examine the meaning of the term "freedom of religion" and answers questions about the First Amendment.
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: Lynch v. Donnelly