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Foundations of Democracy and Government: Lessons and Resources

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Exploring the Foundations of Democracy and Government

How can you get your students engaged with building a healthy democracy? Share My Lesson’s Foundations of Democracy collection provides access to lesson plans, resources and professional development for educators to help students understand what democracy is and why it continues to be so important. Check out sample resources below then start your lesson planning here.

Sample Resources
The First Amendment Protections of Free Speech
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The First Amendment Protections of Free Speech

Activity, Article, Handout, Lesson Plan, Presentation | Grades 10-12

People Power Section 2: Democratic Concepts
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People Power Section 2: Democratic Concepts

Handout, Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

People Power Section 2: Freedom of Association
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People Power Section 2: Freedom of Association

Handout, Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

WHAT UNITES US
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WHAT UNITES US

Assessment, Handout, Lesson Plan, Presentation | Grade 11

One Big Party?
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One Big Party?

Lesson Plan | Grades 6-12

Peaceful Transfer of Power Infographic
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Peaceful Transfer of Power Infographic

Handout, Presentation | Grades 7-12

Defining Freedom
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Defining Freedom

Activity | Grades 9-12

Freedom of the Press
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Freedom of the Press

Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

People's Pie Civics Game
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People's Pie Civics Game

Lesson Plan | Grades 6-12, Adult Education

Educating for Democratic Citizenship

The Shanker Institute in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson the and the AFT Innovation Fund has launched this Educating for Democratic Citizenship Project whereby a group of accomplished, experienced AFT educators have developed these Action Civics lessons and materials that we hope will improve teaching and learning of American History, Government, and Civics for teachers and students.