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Balancing Act

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Welcome to Balancing Act, a pubic budget simulator. Have a voice in your government. Show your elected officials how you’d balance the budget.

 

Great teaching tool for Government courses!

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Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What’s Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence

Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What’s Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
This country is bad with its history. Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today’s movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial textbooks. This is especially true in the treatment of “nonviolent” resistance in the Civil Rights Movement.
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Nearly 2/3 of Americans Can't Name the Three Branches of Government. But That's Not the Real Problem. | Big Think

Nearly 2/3 of Americans Can't Name the Three Branches of Government. But That's Not the Real Problem. | Big Think | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
A recent Annenberg survey reveals what we already know: Americans, by and large, are ignorant of their country's constitutional framework. The predictable calls for tougher high school civics standards ignore the fact that people don't have much of a reason to care about the government.
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The Diabetes PSA That Could Probably Win a Rap Grammy | Change Health on GOOD

The Diabetes PSA That Could Probably Win a Rap Grammy  | Change Health on GOOD | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Highlighting how today's sugar consumption is similar to drug addiction,Youth Speaks and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations have teamed up with high schoolers to raise important questions about healthy food access with provocative PSAs about...
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Lesson Plan Ideas with Common Core Correlations - ProCon.org

Lesson plan ideas that tie to Common Core standards
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Denver students stage walkout over 'censored' history lessons | Al Jazeera America

Denver students stage walkout over 'censored' history lessons | Al Jazeera America | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Students angry over proposal to focus lessons on topics that promote patriotism, downplay civil disobedience
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Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Lessons on voting, voting rights, registering to vote, and casting a ballot for students in grades 4-12.
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