3.7 - Types of Governments

School Rules: Being a Good Citizen at School (2012)

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What does it take to be a good school citizen? How can students become better citizens at school? Engaging, age-appropriate program hosts help students understand five pillars of good school citizenship:

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Elementary
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00:14
School Rules: Being a Good Citizen at School

The Wall

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“I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain.” Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Sís learned about beat poetry, rock ’n’ roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola.

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Ancient Roman Government

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Our own system of government was deeply influenced by that of the Romans. This invaluable guide traces the development of Roman government from Rome's legendary kings through its renowned emperors. Particular attention is paid to the evolution of the Roman Republic and roles played by patricians and plebeians during that period. A useful addition to both history and government collections.

Ancient Roman Government

Ancient Greek Government

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Perhaps the most important legacy of the ancient Greeks is their invention of the form of government we hold most dear: Democracy. Ancient Greece's various cities and their forms of government, and the birth of government by the people, are presented in simple, straightforward language. An excellent resource on both ancient Greece and the concept of democracy.

Ancient Greek Government

Democracy it is! (2004)

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These programs feature character education in action for students in grade 2 through grade 4. Program themes include the rules, rights, and responsibilities of both youth and adult citizens. Through real-life examples of student activism and participation in communities across the nation, students will learn that democracy is many things to many people.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
01:00
Democracy it is!

Community Rules & Laws (2006)

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This program distinguishes between the rules made by institutions such as schools and laws made for everyone in the community. Provides an introduction to the Bill of Rights and the freedoms it preserves for all Americans. Using women's suffrage as an example, explains that unjust laws can be changed. Stresses that new laws are always necessary, particular with major changes in technology.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
Community Rules & Laws

The History of Canada (2004)

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Examines the history of Canada including the Inuit and First Nations people, Viking settlements, French and British exploration, the Hudson Bay Company, and the structure and function of Canada's government today.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:23
The History of Canada