1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Practicum in Local, State, and Federal Government

    • Grade Range: 11, 12

    Students in the Practicum in Local, State, and Federal Government will concurrently learn advanced concepts of political science and government workings in the classroom setting and in the workplace. In addition, students will apply technical skills pertaining to government and public...

  4. Principles of Government and Public Administration

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary

    Principles of Government and Public Administration introduces students to foundations of governmental functions and career opportunities within the United States and abroad. Students will examine governmental documents such as the U.S. Constitution, current U.S. Supreme Court and federal court...

  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Lesson Plan: Teamwork and Leadership

    • Resource ID: 12103
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students demonstrate collaboration through teamwork. As teamwork and leadership skills are important for helping workers in Government and Public Administration be more productive, communicate better, and achieve common goals.
  18. Lesson Plan: Ethical Basis for Law

    • Resource ID: 12099
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students define ethics, compare and contrast consequence-based ethics with rule-based ethics. Students also discuss ways in which ethics are reflected in laws.
  19. Lesson Plan: Professional Writing and Research Skills

    • Resource ID: 12105
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn to research, prepare a formal report and present their research findings. The lesson also has activities that introduce students to Citation Skills.
  20. Lesson Plan: Training Station Orientation - Capstone Project

    • Resource ID: 12107
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will research and identify the essential knowledge for demonstrating competency in the workplace.