1. New Teacher Checklist

    • Resource ID: TeacherChecklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This checklist is designed to guide a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher as the teacher plans for a successful school year. It is a general list of activities that a new teacher might need to plan for and be aware of. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive or required...
  2. CTE Acronym/Terms

    • Resource ID: Ressource Terms
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of this document is to provide a list of common terms used in Career and Technical Education (CTE) education. Several new CTE teachers come from industry into the classroom, and may not yet be familiar with terms used in CTE classroom or laboratory settings. While this document is...
  3. Lesson Plan: Types of Government Systems

    • Resource ID: 12130
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students describe different types of government and where those forms of government are practiced.
  4. Lesson Plan: International Trade Policies and the Economy

    • Resource ID: 12146
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students explain the effects of international trade on US economic policy.
  5. Lesson Plan: Political Expression

    • Resource ID: 12171
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn about the importance of political expression and it's role in a democratic society.
  6. Government and Public Administration PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA14
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Government and Public Administration cluster specifically.
  7. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Political Science

    • Resource ID: 12122
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students get an introduction to Political Science and compare the current, classic, and contemporary political theories.
  8. Lesson Plan: Formation of Government Throughout History

    • Resource ID: 12132
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students compare government systems and examine the impact of different systems on world events.
  9. Lesson Plan: Political Ideology

    • Resource ID: 12134
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will be able to identify the foundations of each political ideology and differentiate between the liberal and conservative political ideologies in American society.
  10. Lesson Plan: Media and Politics

    • Resource ID: 12150
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the importance and the relationship between the media and the government.
  11. Lesson Plan: Structure and Function of the Judicial Branch

    • Resource ID: 12184
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11
    This lesson introduces students to the functions of each type of court system according to the constitution. This knowledge is essential to making informed decisions about government and government careers.
  12. Lesson Plan: Classical Political Theorists

    • Resource ID: 12126
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson, encourages students to discuss why theories are important to the study of political science, and draw conclusions about the classic political theorists like Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Machiavelli, Confucius, Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, and Marx etc.
  13. Lesson Plan: International Political Ideologies

    • Resource ID: 12136
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students analyze belief systems that claim to improve society and are expected to predict what national or global trend could stimulate the formation of a new ideology.
  14. Lesson Plan: Public Opinion

    • Resource ID: 12148
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, student will learn to analyze and measure public opinion, as well as its influence on politicians, public policy and perceptions, that is essential for successful career in government and public administration.
  15. Lesson Plan: Managing a Political Campaign

    • Resource ID: 12164
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn about managing a political campaign and how it affects the electoral process in the United States.
  16. Lesson Plan: Role of U.S. Diplomats

    • Resource ID: 12173
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students explore diplomacy for international relations. Students are also introduced to the roles and responsibilities of US Diplomats.
  17. Lesson Plan: Creation of the Two Party System

    • Resource ID: 12156
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the benefits and drawbacks of the United States having a two party system and how that system was originally established.
  18. Lesson Plan: Federalism Part 3

    • Resource ID: 12192
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11
    In this lesson students will compare and contrast the Texas government to the federal government.
  19. Political Science I

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Political Science I introduces students to political theory through the study of governments; public policies; and political processes, systems, and behavior.
    This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook...
  20. Political Science II

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Political Science II uses a variety of learning methods and approaches to examine the processes, systems, and political dynamics of the United States and other nations. The dynamic component of this course includes current U.S. and world events.
    This binder does not...