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Teaching facts about the political system in the UK and the USA,


Introduction to government in the USA

What do you know?

In teams of 3 do the tasks below, who can manage to get this right?

  1. Write here on this padlet what you know about the US government. Do not use a book or Google.
  2. Try this game: all 50 states – place the states
  3. Branch O’mania – Test your knowledge of the three branches of the U.S. Government!
  4. Read about the Congress here.
  5. Do these quizzes all three!
  6. Go back to the padlet and add the new facts you have on the US government.

Introduction to the parliament in the UK

What do you know?

In teams of 3 do the tasks below, who can manage to get this right?

  1. Write here on this padlet what you know about the UK parliament. Do not use books or Google!
  2. Watch the two videos below
  3.  What is a hung parliament?
  4.  In the same group of 3 do this quiz about  the general election
  5. Watch this video about the house of lords
  6. Do this quiz about the debating in parliament
  7. Funny moments in the house of commons?
  8. Play the game an MP for a day.
  9. Go back to the padlet and add the new facts you have on the Uk Parliament

 

Sum up what you now know from both the US and the UK. Will you remember this next semester?

About Ann S. Michaelsen (542 Articles)
Teacher working in a new high school in Norway. Using web 2.0 to engange the students and connect wiht others using blogs. All my students write their own blogs too

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