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12a. State and Local Governments: Democracy at Work?
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The vast majority of government employees work for local and state — ...

The vast majority of government employees work for local and state — not the federal — governments. Teachers, policemen, clerks at the motor vehicle office. Many of these people are state and local employees. This seems to confirm the general notion that government is in fact "closer to the people," and therefore more democratic. But the real evidence is contradictory.

Subject:
Political Science
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Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
American Government
12b. Financing State and Local Government
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Paying taxes is surely everyone's least favorite government-related activity. But taxing citizens ...

Paying taxes is surely everyone's least favorite government-related activity. But taxing citizens is one of the concurrent powers of government. Federal, state, and local levels all have the power to tax.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
American Government
Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
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This resource provides statistical data pertaining to state and local law enforcement, ...

This resource provides statistical data pertaining to state and local law enforcement, including: personnel, operating expenditures, 9-1-1 participation, computers and information systems, video cameras, police-public contact, and law enforcement training academies.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Data
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
U.S. Department of Justice
OECD Regional Statistics
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Interactive resource codes either "OECD large regions" usually the primary subnational administrative ...

Interactive resource codes either "OECD large regions" usually the primary subnational administrative unit of an OECD country -- (eg. states) or "OECD small regions" usually the secondary subnmational administrative unit -- (eg. counties) by demographic, economic and educational statistics. Regions are compared on a color coded map (for any single variable), scatter plot (for any two variables, table lens or data grid (for a large number of variables. Allows transnational comparisons across all rich countries, but also allows the specificity of focusing on subnational -- and sometimes very small -- geographic units.

Subject:
Physics
Economics
Material Type:
Data
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Rural Communities: Legacy & Change
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Explore how and why national and global economic trends affect rural communities. ...

Explore how and why national and global economic trends affect rural communities. By focusing on 15 towns across America, this series examines why some rural areas are thriving while others are in decline. The social, political, and economic issues that these communities face have far-reaching implications for individuals and the country as a whole. A video instructional series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 13 one-hour video programs.

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Economics
Sociology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
US Government & Citizenship Q2
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The goal of this course is to foster informed, responsible participation in ...

The goal of this course is to foster informed, responsible participation in public life. Knowing how to be a good citizen is essential to the preservation and improvement of United States democracy. Upon completion of this course the student will understand the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system. This course is recommended for seniors due to their proximity to voting age. This is the second of a 2-quarter course.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Readings
Video Lectures
Provider:
Open High School of Utah
Provider Set:
Open High School of Utah
iCivics Curriculum Unit: State and Local Government
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Students explore the concept of federalism in this unit, from the powers ...

Students explore the concept of federalism in this unit, from the powers held by the federal government to the powers reserved for the states. This unit also teaches students the structures and functions of state and local government and about the officials that serve as representatives in different capacities. Students learn about the state and local governments' impact on their lives and property.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Games
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
iCivics Inc.
Provider Set:
iCivics
iCivics Game: Counties Work
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Do you want to make your community a better place to live? ...

Do you want to make your community a better place to live? In Counties Work, you decide about the programs and services that affect everyone! Your choices shape the community, and your citizensŐ satisfaction determines whether youŐll get re-elected for a second term. Choose wisely. Each iCivics game is playable in one class period, and has a detailed printable report at the end for grading purposes. iCivics games are best played with students on individual computers, but they can also be played on a single computer with the help of a smart board or projector. iCivics games don't require prior knowledge -- they teach you everything you need to know to play!

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Games
Interactive
Provider:
iCivics Inc.
Provider Set:
iCivics