Federal Government

As part of the Action in the Classroom program, this edition provides hands-on lessons, lesson resources (fact sheets for teachers that present more detailed background on issues), student activities and worksheets.

This online exhibition and educator resource series focuses on the complex history of emancipation and the period of Reconstruction that followed the American Civil War.

The teacher will pass out symbol picture cards and talk to the students about each symbol.

Students will identify the formal and informal responsibilities/qualifications of U.S. representatives and senators.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about James Francis Byrnes and the Byrnes Scholar program.

Lessons related to Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Pinckney Family, the Pinckney Plan, and archaeology at Snee Farm.

Cooperating Associations operate the bookstores in National Parks. These cooperating associations donate part of the proceeds from book and souvenir sales to the parks.

In this lesson, students create a political cartoon after reading about John C. Calhoun’s “Strange Dream”.

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to:

The student will create short scripts and monologues personifying government.

The student will identify the three branches of government. The student will write a letter to the mayor.

Students will be able to:

The purpose of this lesson is for the student to understand that that the original writers of the United States Constitution did not necessarily encompass everyone when including the statement, “All Men are Created Equal.” Despite this, each group