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Subject: Information Literacy (K - 12), or Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Who's who in our Government?
Description: Students will do Internet research to identify key government officials. Each student will create an animated character to introduce a key official to the class.


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Subject: Social Studies (7 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Analyzing Gubernatorial Debates: The 2010 Election  
Description: This technology-based lesson encourages active engagement in the state electoral process. Students collaborate on a wiki designed to aid in analyzing candidates' responses in a gubernatorial debate.  Pre-debate and post-debate activties are included and may be adapted for use in either 7th Grade Civics or 12th Grade United States Government. The 2010 Gubernatorial Debates will be held on September 16th at the University of Alabama and October 19th at Auburn University.  The debates will be televised and are Co-sponsored by the Student Government Associations of The University of Alabama and Auburn University, Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program, and the League of Women Voters of Alabama, Greater Tuscaloosa, and East Alabama.


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Subject: Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Congress: Requirements for Office, Members Currently Serving in the United States Congress, and Characteristics and Experiences Needed for Election to Public Office
Description: The students will research and present a computer slide-show on the requirements of office of the Senate and the House of Representatives and a special focus on the two Senators and a House member from one selected state. The students will create an election brochure in which they themselves will run for one of the above offices.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Four Freedoms for the Fourth     
Description: This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to freedom, and presents information and activities about Franklin Delano Roosevelt's concept of The Four Freedoms. Learn more about political speeches, freedom, and the U.S. government by visiting the EDSITEment lesson plans and EDSITEment-reviewed Web sites referenced on this page.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: January - 2009 - Presidential Inaugurations: A Capital Parade on a Cold Winter s Day     
Description: With the inauguration of President-elect Obama, scheduled for January 20, 2009, this is the perfect time to take a journey into the history of inaugurations in the United States.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Civics Units
http://www.icivics.o...
This webpage allows you to search by state for units/lessons for the Civics curriculum. The www.icivics.org website includes games, lessons, and webquests.

Thinkfinity Informational Materials


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Subject: Geography,Social Studies
Title: county     
Description: Encyclopedic entry. A county is a territorial division and a unit of local government in some countries. Counties are usually made up of cities, towns, or rural populations.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Science,Social Studies
Title: capital     
Description: A capital is a city where a region's government is located
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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