Ch 10: The Federal Bureaucracy in America Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Federal Bureaucracy in America chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the role of the federal bureaucracy in American government in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Federal Bureaucracy in America chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Bureaucracy Bureaucracy and American government
Tuesday History and challenges of bureaucracy The origin and evolution of American bureaucracy, problems related to bureaucracy
Wednesday Bureaucracy and the executive and legislative branches The relationship among executive branch offices and the presidency, the power and influence of bureaucracy in Congress
Thursday Elections and public perception The effect of elections on bureaucracy, how public perception influences bureaucracy
Friday Accountability Methods by which the federal bureaucracy is held accountable by the three branches of government

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: The Federal Bureaucracy in America Lesson Plans
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What Is the Bureaucracy? - Role, Structure & Characteristics

1. What Is the Bureaucracy? - Role, Structure & Characteristics

In this lesson, we will study the American bureaucracy. We will explore its nature and characteristics, examine its role and functions, and take a close look at its human face.

The Problems of Bureaucracy: Contributing Factors

2. The Problems of Bureaucracy: Contributing Factors

In this lesson, we will examine some of the problems of bureaucracy, including red tape, conflict, duplication, imperialism, and waste. Then, we'll take a look at a few ways in which the government has attempted to solve these problems.

The History & Impact of Governmental Bureaucracy in the U.S.

3. The History & Impact of Governmental Bureaucracy in the U.S.

In this lesson, we will examine the history of the American bureaucracy. We will trace its development from its earliest days through its growth in the 19th and 20th centuries and up to the present.

The Presidency, the Cabinet & the Bureaucracy

4. The Presidency, the Cabinet & the Bureaucracy

In this lesson, we will explore the relationships between the president and the bureaucracy. We will focus especially on the cabinet, independent regulatory agencies, and the Office of Management and Budget.

The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence

5. The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between the bureaucracy and Congress. We will focus especially on congressional powers to create, enable, and review the bureaucracy, as well as on the Iron Triangle and issue networks.

Elections & Public Perception: Impact on the Bureaucracy

6. Elections & Public Perception: Impact on the Bureaucracy

In this lesson, we will take a close look at how the political process and public perception impact the bureaucracy. We will do so through four scenarios that show the operation of these elements at local and national levels.

Bureaucratic Accountability: Definition & Institutions

7. Bureaucratic Accountability: Definition & Institutions

In this lesson, we will look at some of the many ways in which the president, Congress, and the courts hold the bureaucracy accountable, or responsible, for its actions and performance.

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