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Young scholars explore the concept of democratic government. In this U.S. government lesson, students create placemats that feature people, places, ideas, concepts, and symbols related to the American concept of democracy.
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Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before reading and analyzing...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: US History Review
A million dollars is a lot of money, but understanding US history and government is priceless. Play the millionaire-style game as a US history review. There are 15 questions focused on the US Constitution, state history, branches of the...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Review Game: Governing the People
Who does what in the US government? If your class has a handle on the basics of local, state, and federal government, then reviewing with a game will be great fun. They answer 12 different questions that cover topics such as, governors,...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Breathe new life into a teaching of the US Constitution with this interactive resource. For any upper-elementary or middle school teacher covering US history with their students, this is a must-have addition to their mobile device library.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The US Government
This is an unusual video, but it contains some helpful tools that could be useful for teaching elementary aged children the basics of the US government. There is no narration to accompany this clip, but the slide show at the beginning is...
3 mins 5th - 8th Social Studies & History