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What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. In this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Great Depression and the Federal Government
Tenth graders study the effects of the Great Depression on the role of the federal government in the American economy. They reflect on the approaches to government involvement in the economy taken by the Hoover and Roosevelt...
10th Social Studies & History
Should America Balance the Federal Budget?
Students analyze the federal budget of the United States. In this national debt instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the balancing the federal budget. Students respond to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Farm Boll, How a Bill becomes Federal Law
Students define terminology, name elected officials, and distinguish between the two chambers of Congress. In this investigative lesson plan students create a diagram of the process that is followed when a bill becomes a law.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War - Create A Living Timeline
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
How did Clarence Earl Gideon use the Sixth Amendment to argue his right to a lawyer? Class members learn about the landmark Supreme Court case, and then complete a worksheet matching rights listed in the Bill of Rights with cases that...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies lesson. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children learn about...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Federalism and the Division of Power US Civics
Learners examine current events to identify levels of power in government. In this federalism lesson, students define federalism by writing examples and drawing a graphic. Learners write lecture notes and determine which examples belong...
8th - 9th Social Studies & History
36 Public Policy Questions to Energize Your Government/History Classroom Debates
Need topics that are sure to engage your debaters? This list of public policy questions includes such topics as school mascots, regulation of major league baseball, physician-assisted suicide, and violence in video games. A great...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
7th Grade Social Studies: Test Release Items
Test release items can be a big help for getting the class ready for the end of the year state exams. Prep your 7th graders with 30 release questions in PowerPoint form. Questions cover US government/civics, US geography, and US history.
7th Social Studies & History
America 2000: Federal Round Table Discussion
Eighth graders examine the United States Constitution and identify the beliefs and values Americans follow today. In groups, they compare and contrast state's rights and federal rights and the issues affecting them. They debate the...
8th Social Studies & History