What is Government?
Students explore values that unite Americans. In this government lesson plan, students recall the symbols of America and discuss how to create a "Classroom Constitution." Students form rules and write their own Constitution.
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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
What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies lesson. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, students go on to work in small groups identifying and...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is a Tribal Government?
What is life like on a Native American reservation? Learn about the ways a tribal government works with a reading comprehension activity. After reading a short passage, kids use context clues to answer five comprehension questions.
2nd - 3rd 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 plan. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
American Government Preamble to the United States Constitution
Observe Constitution Day with a worksheet that delves deep into the who, what, why, when, where, and how of the U.S. Constitution. Scholars read a short informational text then answer 10 questions—short answer and multiple choice.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Roman Republican Government
What were the rights of citizens in ancient Rome, and who could actually call themselves citizens? From the wealthy patricians to the working plebeians, offer your learners a broad overview of the structure and constitutents of the Roman...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
How Do Citizens Make Government Work?
Examine the basic functions of each level of government. A great activity where your students take a walk around the neighborhood and identify what is taken care of by local government agencies They explore various websites, and prepare...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History