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Bibliography: The following textbook and Software were consulted during constructing these lesson plans: Remy, Richard.

Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics & You. 10th ed. Columbus: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2010. WorldView. U.S. Government: An Interactive Approach. Hicksville: WorldViews Software, 2012. Day 1: Ahrens, Lynn. Three Ring Government. Schoolhouse Rock., 1979. From Youtube.com, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPd98CbbMk (accessed October 1, 2012). The Social Studies Help Center. How Does Our System of Checks and Balances help protect our rights?. American History Topics. http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/lesson_13_notes.htm (accessed October 1, 2012). U.S. Government Printing Office. Branches of Government. Bens Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/government/branches.html (accessed October 2, 2012). Education.com. Checks and Balances Worhsteet. Checks and Balances System. http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/checks-and-balances/ (accessed October 3, 2012). Day 2: Us. Government Printing Office. The President of the United States. Bens Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/government/national/president.html (accessed October 5, 2012). World View Software. The President of the United States. The Executive Branch. http://government.worldviewsoftware.com/WorldViewProduct.html#res_9_6 (accessed October 7, 2012). Day 3: Nash, Evelyn. Presidential Power and Influence. Learning to Give. http://learningtogive.org/lessons/unit108/lesson1.html (accessed October 8, 2012). Scholastic Inc. The President Wears Seven Hats. Democracy for Kids. http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/democracy_plaza/reproducibles/ima ges/informed_7_4.pdf (acceded October 10,2012).

Day 4: Day 5: Flocabulary. The Week in Rap. Songs and Videos. http://flocabulary.com/topics/weekin-rap/ (accessed October 15, 2012). Day 6: Smith, Aaron. Fixing Student Aid for Students. Inside Higher Education, November 1, 2012. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/11/01/we-need-fix-federal-student-aidstudents-essay (accessed November 3, 2012). Bormann, David. Changes to Pell Grant Program Catch Some Students By Surprise. The Kansas City Star, October 8, 2012. http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/08/3858437/pellgrant-changes-catch-some.html (accessed November 2, 2012). McNeil, Michele. New Deadlines Set for Race to the Top District Contest. Education Week, October 31, 2012. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k12/2012/10/the_us_department_of_education_5.html (accessed November 2, 2012). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Second Suspicious Device Discovered. The National Terror Alert Response Center, November 3, 2012. http://www.nationalterroralert.com/2012/11/03/second-suspicious-device-discovered/ (accessed November 5, 2012). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Second Bomb Threat in Two Weeks made against L.A.London Flight. The National Terror Alert Response Center, November 4, 2012. http://www.nationalterroralert.com/2012/11/04/second-bomb-threat-in-two-weeks-madeagainst-l-a-london-flight/ (accessed November 5, 2012). Newcomb, Alyssa. Christie: After Sandy, We are Returning to a New Normal. ABC News, November 4, 2012. http://abcnews.go.com/US/northeast-storm-hurricane-sandys-pathmillion-power-temperatures/story?id=17636800#.UJcmb8VZXni (accessed November 5, 2012). Associated Press. Haiti PM Appeals for Emergency Aid Following Sandy. ABC News, November 4, 2012. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/haiti-pm-appealsemergency-aid-sandy-17637987 (accessed November 4, 2012) Associated Press. 1 Killed, 18 Wounded in Bomb Attack in Turkey. ABC News, November 4, 2012. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/killed-18-wounded-bomb-attackturkey-17637470 (accessed November 4, 2012). Associated Press. Israel: Syria Tanks Enter Golan DMZ. ABC News, November 3, 2012. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israel-syria-tanks-enter-golan-dmz17632871 (accessed November 4, 2012).

Day 7: Lesson Planet. Internet Cabinet Activity. Presidents Cabinet Worksheets. http://k12.pisd.edu/schools/pshs/soc_stu/Government/worksheets_files/Int_Cabinet02.pdf (accessed October 30, 2012). Day 8:

Rhythm, Rhyme Results. The Presidents Cabinet. 2012. From Youtube.com, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCH784tbfUw (accessed October 31, 2012). Rhythm, Rhyme Results. Matching Game. The Presidents Cabinet Worksheets. http://www.educationalrap.com/song/the-presidents-cabinet (accessed October 31, 2012). Rhythm, Rhyme Results. Quiz. The Presidents Cabinet Worksheets. http://www.educationalrap.com/song/the-presidents-cabinet/ (accessed October 31, 2012). Day 9: Edubakery. Executive Branch Terms Bingo Cards. Bingo Cards. http://edubakery.com/BingoCards/Executive-Branch-Terms-v1-Bingo-Cards (accessed October 28, 2012.) Lafferty, Fran. All the Presidents Men. Social Studies Activities. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/All-the-Presidents-Men (accessed October 28, 2012). Day 10: Flocabulary. The Week in Rap. Songs and Videos. http://flocabulary.com/topics/week-in-rap/ (accessed October 15, 2012). http://flocabulary.com/topics/week-in-rap/