ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] CIV (7) 1 :
1 ) Compare influences of ancient Greece, the Roman Republic, the Judeo-Christian tradition, the Magna Carta, federalism, the Mayflower Compact, the English Bill of Rights, the House of Burgesses, and the Petition of Rights on the government of the United States.

[SS2010] CIV (7) 2 :
2 ) Explain essential characteristics of the political system of the United States, including the organization and function of political parties and the process of selecting political leaders.

•  Describing the influence of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Paine, Niccolò Machiavelli, Charles de Montesquieu, and François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) on the political system of the United States
[SS2010] CIV (7) 3 :
3 ) Compare the government of the United States with other governmental systems, including monarchy, limited monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorship, theocracy, and pure democracy.

Subject: Social Studies (7)
Title: Represent Me

In this interactive game from iCivics, students work as legislators trying to meet the needs of their constituents by deciding what bills to sponsor in Congress. Students will be able to understand that a legislator's job is to represent constituents, simulate the relationship between a legislator and a diverse constituency, and evaluate hypothetical legislation for impact on various socio-economic groups. This game can be played when teaching a lesson on the legislative branch for reinforcement or after as an assessment.

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