Forms of Government 10 minute video
About the Presidents Online Info and Pictures (see American History among the years for more on specific presidents)
White House Online Info and Pictures
American Presidency virtual field trip, grades 9-12 (Younger students can use this; they just may not take in all the info.)
- Branches of Government
Schoolhouse Rock video 3 minutes
Three Branches of Government Online Game I think this could be for all ages. Once you get past the first part you’ll see this is really about what powers the constitution grants each branch of government. You can click on the Constitution to learn what it says about restrictions of power.
Thomas — legislative branch U (can watch video of what’s happening on the floor right now)
Learn More about the House of Representatives Pages for all levels of learners
Learn More about Senators minimal
Charters of Freedom U The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights
Our Independence and the Constitution short audio story for children
The Declaration of Independence
Video — Hear the Declaration of Independence U Video 15 minutes, narrated by Morgan Freedman
Declaration Read/copy mini-book, notebooking pages, worksheet/quiz also links
(see The Federalist Papers on the “Robinson” page, level 10 — The majority of these were written by Alexander Hamilton. They are articles that were published explaining the Constitution and advocating its ratification.)
Constitutional Congress 1787 L/M Charlie Brown cartoon 15 minutes
Constitution 101 10 40-minute lectures
Constitution Day Study — reading excerpts, pictures, links, poems
One-Page Study Guide for the Federalist Papers U (this is a Word document)
The Anti-Federalist Papers a main author of these is Patrick Henry. Read Online — Audio Book (You have to click on the different numbers as you go through the chronology to read the different letters.) And here are many of Patrick Henry’s speeches
U Read the Constitution and Search the Constitution (There’s a link to print out the Constitution. It’s really interesting how you can search by court case, especially for anyone interested in law)
M/U A Roadmap to the United States Constitution You could use this as the base for your study. There is also a copy of the Constitution here along with notes about what different sections mean. And the history of our laws (from the Romans, etc.) LOTS of information if you want to go deep.
Learn About the Constitution Elementary students — links to click through to learn all about the Constitution. I think this would compliment the lapbook in the next link nicely.
Constitution Unit Joy Christian School Lapbook and notebooking pages and info and links and Constitution BOARD GAME!
Constitution Online Game — where does it belong? (scholastic)
Five “Treasure Hunts” Print out each hung (20 questions) and use the treasure hunt website (constitutionfacts.com) to find the answers.
Test Your Constitution Knowledge Online Quizzes
Preamble School House Rocks L/M video
Preamble Online Game — It asks American history questions along with Constitution questions.
Bill of Rights Power Point Presentations Need power point to open: more in depth info on several of the first ten ammendments; Online listing the first ten amendments (if you don’t have power point, look on the General Resources page for a link to download a free power point viewer)
Bill of Rights Game Two levels: elementary and secondary
Mock Election M/U run for office, online activity — this is really about the Bill of Rights (mostly the first amendment), you have to answer questions on freedom of speech, religion, etc. on the campaign trail
How a bill becomes law video (school house rock)
How a bill is introduced and becomes a Law — interactive website — watch your idea become law
How a Bill Becomes Law (for reading)
Analyzing a Bill you can see it before you download
- Political Science
(See On That Day Began Lies on the “Robinson” page, level 8)
(see The Prince on the “Robinson” page, level 11)
- Supreme Court
- American Symbols
(See Not Yours to Give on the “Robinson” page, level 7 — story about Davy Crockett and how government doesn’t have the right to take our money and give it away to charities)
(see The Law on the “Robinson” page, level 7, says that the greatest threat to liberty is government and legalized plunder…hmmm)
Secret Millionaires Club L/M investment learning and fun
BizKids M/U Learn about investing, saving, business plans, credit, etc. There are also activities and videos.
Economics Crash Course videos 3 hours and 20 minutes of materials in short segments
Project based Economics textbook online or download, 9 chapters, probably U
Basic Economics pdf excerpt from a book of the same title
Economics in One Lesson Hazlitt U 200 page book, but “the lesson” is found in chapter 1
Run a Lemonade Stand can you make a profit?
Stocks and Shares online video (Brain Pop, free)
Create Your Own Stock Portfolio (just for practice online and watch its performance)
Raising Kids to be Entrepreneurs Cameron Herold Video
Savings Quest online game about budgeting and saving
Site for teens about Finance banking, credit, stocks, borrowing, investing…
Books on the Robinson Page:
Economic Sophisms, free trade, level 8
What Has Government Done to Our Money? level 8
Economics in One Lesson, level 8
The Enterprising Americans, business, level 10
Fiat Money Inflation in France, inflation, level 10
The Wealth of Nations, level 11
The Ultimate Resource II, population economics, level 11