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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 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
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
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 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.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Material Type:
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 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.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Material Type:
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 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.

Subject:
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 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
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Reference Material
Provider:
Lincoln Financial Group
Date Added:
10/13/2016
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 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.

Subject:
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 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.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Material Type:
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 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.

Subject:
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 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.

Subject:
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, 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.

Subject:
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 National Security Policy, Fall 2002
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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.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Material Type:
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 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.

Subject:
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 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.

Subject:
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
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 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."

Subject:
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 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.

Subject:
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 conduct research while learning about the credibility of sources. The resource includes lesson plans with 4 activities and an assessment rubric.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Composition and Rhetoric
Information and Technology Literacy
Civics and Government
Material Type:
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 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.

Subject:
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
Geology
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
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 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.

Subject:
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
Geology
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
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
Boundless Political Science Hub
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Access world-class Political Science content based on college intro-level Political Science content. Boundless Political Science readings, quizzes, and PowerPoints ae free to edit, share, and use in your class.Includes chapters on American Politics, The Constitution, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Public Opinion, Interest Groups, Campaigns and Elections, Voting, Branches of Government, and Policy.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Boundless
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Candidate Evaluation
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(Taken from website)
In this lesson, students evaluate hypothetical candidates by establishing and applying their own criteria for selecting public officials. Through a variety of activities, students assess candidates based on their qualifications, experience, campaign speeches and campaign materials. Students track campaign promises, explore voting records and evaluate the legitimacy of information resources. The role of the media, fundraising and opinion polls in the electoral process is also discussed.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Self Assessment
Provider:
ICivics
Date Added:
10/05/2016