Over the course of the weekend, this instructor led the students in an examination of every word of the US Constitution, from the preamble to the 27th amendment. Take a look at how.… Read more about Know the Constitution
Overview: In this short warm up activity, students share current events with the class and briefly discuss the issue. The activity promotes student engagement in the classroom and encourages students to be informed on current international affairs.
Overview: In this class simulation of a crisis event, students role play as different actors of the US government. They have to collaborate with different actors to formulate an optimal response strategy that is made public in a press conference. … Read more about Crisis Event Simulation
This debate about whether judicial review is compatible with democracy is meant to get students thinking about what sort of ideal democracy is, and to see both its procedural and substantive components. … Read more about Judicial Review and Democracy
This activity created was by Benjamin Schneer, a graduate teaching fellow for GOV30, to help students understand methods in public opinion polling. Schneer provided a dilemma for students to resolve using information about public opinion polling found in their textbook or online resources. Students enthusiastically participated in this active learning exercise to incorporate classroom knowledge in a practical setting.
In EMR 13, "Analyzing Politics," students participate in various type of experiments that appear in the class textbook to give a sense of strategic interactions among students. … Read more about Political Experiments
If killing one person for his organs saves two dying patients in need of organ transplants, it is worth doing? Thought experiments like this can be used during lecture to teach political theory. … Read more about Thought Experiment of the Day