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12c. Who Pays for Education?
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Public education is the single largest expenditure for state and local governments ...

Public education is the single largest expenditure for state and local governments across the nation. Yet it is arguably the most criticized. Many people charge that public schools are faltering and that American academic achievements are far behind those in other countries. In recent years, many states and localities have experimented with improving public schools.

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Business and Information Technology
Civics and Government
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Diagram/Illustration
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Independence Hall Association
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American Government
Date Added:
01/31/2018
21st Century American Government and Politics  v.1.0
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Textbook focusing on American Government and the specificities of the American political ...

Textbook focusing on American Government and the specificities of the American political system. In covering American government and politics, this text:
• introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;
• explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life;
• describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics;
• details the branches of government and how they operate; and
• shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

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Civics and Government
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Textbook
Author:
David L. Paletz
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
Date Added:
12/29/2012
9th and 10th Grade Informational Text - 1941 FDR State of the Union
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This resource is a multi-day lesson plan that guides students through the ...

This resource is a multi-day lesson plan that guides students through the close reading process of an informational text. Using the 1941 FDR State of the Union address, components of informational text including: organization, context, and rhetoric are analyzed. This resource combines lessons plans, primary text, read aloud of the text, informational video, and text complexity / vocabulary Analysis.

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Social Studies
Civics and Government
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Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Learnzillion
Date Added:
12/28/2015
AIDS and Poverty in Africa, Spring 2005
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This is a discussion-based interactive seminar on the two major issues that ...

This is a discussion-based interactive seminar on the two major issues that affect Sub-Saharan Africa: HIV/AIDS and Poverty. AIDS and Poverty, seemingly different concepts, are more inter-related to each other in Africa than in any other continent. As MIT students, we feel it is important to engage ourselves in a dynamic discussion on the relation between the two - how to fight one and how to solve the other.

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Civics and Government
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bobbili, Raja
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Abe Lincoln's Crossroads
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Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition ...

Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War, which debuted at the National Constitution Center in June 2005.
The online game is intended for advanced middle- and high-school students. It invites them to learn about Lincoln's leadership by exploring the political choices he made. An animated Lincoln introduces a situation, asks for advice and prompts players to decide the issue for themselves, before learning the actual outcome. At the end of the game, players discover how frequently they predicted Lincoln's actions. A Resources Page keyed to each chapter provides links to relevant Websites on Lincoln and the Civil War, permitting students to explore issues in more depth.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics and Government
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Game
Interactive
Reference Material
Provider:
Lincoln Financial Group
Date Added:
10/13/2016
Activism And Social Justice
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In the eighth and final installment of democracy it is!, we focus ...

In the eighth and final installment of democracy it is!, we focus on youth actively engaged in promoting justice, taking care of problems in their community, and speaking out through the following stories: North Star Academy - When deaf and hard-of-hearing students at North Star Academy grew tired of poor service from restaurants in their community, they decided that something needed to be done! By communicating their concerns to corporate officials from TGI Friday's, these students created a training video that could be used nationwide in every TGI Friday's restaurant. Sting Cancer - This group of students from Preble High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, takes activism to a personal level. Heading out into the community, they take care of those who have been affected by cancer. From raking leaves to hosting benefit dances, the youth in Sting Cancer are helping those struggling with this deadly disease. Rebuilding New Orleans - Twin brothers William and Patrick Stoudt saw a need in their home of New Orleans to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. They have organized between 20-400 people to empty houses of debris and get families back on the road to rebuilding their homes

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Social Studies
Civics and Government
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Diagram/Illustration
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Wisconsin Media Lab
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS), Spring 2007
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Advanced subject focusing on techniques, format, and prose style used in academic ...

Advanced subject focusing on techniques, format, and prose style used in academic and professional life. Emphasis on writing as required in fields such as economics, political science, and architecture. Short assignments include: business letters, memos, and proposals that lead toward a written term project. Methods designed to deal with the special problems of those whose first language is not English. Successful completion satisfies Phase II of the Writing Requirement. This workshop is designed to help you write clearly, accurately and effectively in both an academic and a professional environment. In class, we analyze various forms of writing and address problems common to advanced speakers of English. We will often read one another's work.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Civics and Government
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Advances in International Relations Theory, Spring 2003
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Critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative ...

Critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a core of concepts and content. Comparative analysis of realism(s), liberalism(s), institutionalism(s), and new emergent theories. Discussion of connections between theories of international relations and major changes in international relations.

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Civics and Government
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Choucri, Nazli
Date Added:
01/01/2003
American Foreign Policy: Theory and Method, Fall 2004
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Examines the causes and consequences of American foreign policy since 1898. Readings ...

Examines the causes and consequences of American foreign policy since 1898. Readings cover theories of American foreign policy, historiography of American foreign policy, central historical episodes including the two World Wars and the Cold War, case study methodology, and historical investigative methods. Open to undergraduates by permission of instructor.

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Civics and Government
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Van Evera, Stephen
Date Added:
01/01/2004
American Government
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American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of ...

American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.

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Civics and Government
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Glen Krutz
Sylvie Waskiewicz
Date Added:
10/16/2017
American Government (POLS 202)
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This course covers American Government: the Constitution, the branches of government (Presidency, ...

This course covers American Government: the Constitution, the branches of government (Presidency, Congress, Judiciary) and how politics works: elections, voting, parties, campaigning, policy making. In addition weęll look at how the media, interest groups, public opinion polls and political self-identification (are you liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican or something else?) impact politics and political choices. Weęll also cover the basics in economic, social and foreign policy and bring in current issues and show how they illustrate the process.

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Civics and Government
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/16/2017
American Government and Politics in the Information Age
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This text is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American ...

This text is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. Governments decide who gets what, when, how (See Harold D. Lasswell, Politics: Who Gets What, When, How, [New York: McGraw-Hill, 1936]); they make policies and pass laws that are binding on all a society’s members; they decide about taxation and spending, benefits and costs, even life and death.Governments possess power—the ability to gain compliance and to get people under their jurisdiction to obey them—and they may exercise their power by using the police and military to enforce their decisions. However, power need not involve the exercise of force or compulsion; people often obey because they think it is in their interest to do so, they have no reason to disobey, or they fear punishment. Above all, people obey their government because it has authority; its power is seen by people as rightfully held, as legitimate. People can grant their government legitimacy because they have been socialized to do so; because there are processes, such as elections, that enable them to choose and change their rulers; and because they believe that their governing institutions operate justly.Politics is the process by which leaders are selected and policy decisions are made and executed. It involves people and groups, both inside and outside of government, engaged in deliberation and debate, disagreement and conflict, cooperation and consensus, and power struggles.In covering American government and politics, this text introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life; describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics; details the branches of government and how they operate; and shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

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Civics and Government
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
David L. Paletz
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
Date Added:
06/06/2011
American National Security Policy, Fall 2002
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Examines the problems and issues confronting American national security policy since 1945, ...

Examines the problems and issues confronting American national security policy since 1945, with special attention to the politics of policymaking. The nature of the international system (post-World War II), the theoretical requirements for deterrence and defense, and alternative strategies for implementing American national security policy are discussed. The roles of the President, National Security Council, Department of Defense and armed services, the Congress, and public opinion in formulating national security policy are examined. Subject fulfills undergraduate public policy requirement in the major and minor. Description from Course page: This course examines the problems and issues confronting American national security policymakers and the many factors that influence the policies that emerge. But this is not a course about "threats," military strategies, or the exercise of military power. What threatens those interests? How should the U.S. defend those interests? What kind of military should we build? Should the U.S. enter into alliances with other countries? Do we need a larger Navy? How much should we spend on weapons procurement? The course is organized along an historical time line. Beginning with the final days of World War II we follow American national security policy from the first stirrings of confrontation with the Soviet Union and China, into two hot wars in Asia that cost over 100,000 American lives and spawned social upheavals, through a close encounter with nuclear war, stumbling into the era of arms control, and conclude with the collapse of the communism. Selective case studies, memoirs, and original documents act as windows into each period. What were US national security decision makers thinking? What were they worried about? How did they see their options.

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Civics and Government
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Meyer, Stephen M.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
American Political Thought, Spring 2004
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This course surveys American political thought from the colonial era to the ...

This course surveys American political thought from the colonial era to the present. Required readings are drawn mainly from primary sources, including writings of politicians, activists, and theorists. Topics include the relationship between religion and politics, rights, federalism, national identity, republicanism versus liberalism, the relationship of subordinated groups to mainstream political discourse, and the role of ideas in politics. We will analyze the simultaneous radicalism and weakness of American liberalism, how the revolutionary ideas of freedom and equality run up against persistent patterns of inequality. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject in greater depth through suggested reading and individual research.

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Civics and Government
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Song, Sarah
Date Added:
01/01/2004
The American Yawp
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The American Yawp is a collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed ...

The American Yawp is a collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for general readers and college-level history courses. Over three hundred academic historians—scholars and experienced college-level instructors—have come together and freely volunteered their expertise to help democratize the American past for twenty-first century readers. The project is freely accessible online at www.AmericanYawp.com, and in addition to providing a peer review of the text, Stanford University Press has partnered with The American Yawp to publish a low-cost print edition. Furthermore, The American Yawp remains an evolving, collaborative text: you are encouraged to help us improve by offering comments on our feedback page, available through AmericanYawp.com.

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Civics and Government
U.S. History
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Interactive
Author:
Ben Wright
Joseph Locke
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Analyzing Projects and Organizations, Fall 2009
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"This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations ...

"This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations and their programs behave, and to be comfortable and analytical with a live organization. It thereby builds analytic skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments. It draws on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, public administration, and historical experience-and is based on both developing-country and developed-country experience."

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Civics and Government
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tendler, Judith
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Analyzing text through storyboards
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Using a reality tlevision show format, students are given thems from a ...

Using a reality tlevision show format, students are given thems from a certain novel and create storyboards upon which to create the reality TV show. Prior to the lesson , the teacher pulls the stick(s) from certain cups that are labeled with each of the ELA standards. This way students are focused on what standrd they are working on that class period.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
10/06/2015
Applied Digital Skills: Research and Develop a Topic
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This 3-5 hour lesson through Google's Applied Digital Skills allows students to ...

This 3-5 hour lesson through Google's Applied Digital Skills allows students to conduct research while learning about the credibility of sources. The resource includes lesson plans with 4 activities and an assessment rubric.

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Business and Information Technology
Composition and Rhetoric
Information and Technology Literacy
Civics and Government
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Learning Task
Date Added:
03/15/2018
Assessment Design Toolkit
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CSAI has collaborated with the Reform Support Network to share this Assessment ...

CSAI has collaborated with the Reform Support Network to share this Assessment Design Toolkit. The Toolkit includes v​ideos and supplemental materials to help teachers write and select well-designed assessments. Although the primary audience is teachers and principals, district and State leaders can use the Toolkit to design professional development opportunities.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Self Assessment
Provider:
WestEd/CRESST
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Assessment Literacy Making Sense of K-12 Assessment for Learning
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Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment ...

Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment practices are critical to foster learning and how the different tools serve different purposes; find out what assessment results are telling you about students and learn what makes a quality assessment; and integrate assessment into teaching and the importance of keeping students invested in their own learning.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Provider:
NWEA
Date Added:
09/27/2017