U.S. and Iroquois Governments
Eighth graders compare the roles and functions of the different branches of the Iroquois and US governments, and the the principles of separation of power.
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Compare and Contrast Local Government Around the World
Give your instruction of local government a boost with this compare and contrast lesson! With links and handouts to guide the searching process, your government enthusiasts examine local government and the government in another country,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
True or False?: 3 Branches of U.S. Government
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This worksheet is composed of 10 statements. Learners must determine if each statement is true or false. If it is false, they write in the correct...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution
Students explore U.S. history by completing a quiz about civics. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read assigned text about Franklin's role in the development of the Constitution and the creation of a new society. Students...
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Government & the Economy
How does the government's role differ in a mixed economy versus a command economy? Check out this resource which, in addition to offering useful reading material and worksheets on the topic, includes an excellent graphic organizer...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Grandpa' Fight and the U.S. Government
Young scholars are given the United States Constitution, students generate a list on the board of Grandpa's constitutional rights that might help him keep his home and property. Young scholars become "experts," by reading and group...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The U.S. Constitution:Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this U.S. Constitution lesson plan, students examine and analyze primary sources regarding the plan for U.S. government.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
For The Sake Of Security: U.S.A. Patriot Act & Bill of Rights
A substantive New York Times article about the U.S.A. Patriot Act, military tribunals, racial profiling, and the Bill of Rights forms the basis for a discussion of the complex interplay of fundamental American rights and the aftermath of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Federal Courts in American Government
High schoolers engage in a good lesson on the court system. Learners will examine how the Judiciary affects the executive and legislative branches of government. The develop and discuss arguments for and against greater public influence...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History