Government Lesson Plans in Elementary (Grades 3-5) Social Studies

Find free Elementary (Grades 3-5) Social Studies Lesson Plans on Government.
Lesson plan: I have the right to be safe
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'Rights and Responsibilities' lesson. It helps students explore the issue of rights; particularly 'I have the right to be safe'.
What Ideas Are in the Constitution's Preamble?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
This lesson explores some of the ideas in the Preamble to the Constitution. Students read the Preamble and develop definitions for the six key...
Remembering 9/11: Building Tolerance
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
These building tolerance lessons asks students to look not just at the events of 9/11 but at the following days and years. Students explore the parts...
If I Ran For President read by Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Common Core
If you ran for president, you would have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation’s problems, tell the American people about your...
Bonfire/ firework activity ideas
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
The story of Guy Fawkes and a caution about fireworks. Appropriate for Early Childhood Education (Pre-K and younger). ECE-SO, ECE-SO-ho, ECE-SO-le
In the Footsteps of El Anatsui
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
The class will use Rain Has No Father? to examine how the artist, El Anatsui, uses found items from his community to create artwork both rooted in...
Common Core Exemplar: Teaching the Bill of Rights
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This close reading exemplar introduces the Bill of Rights to students in a way that takes them deeply into the text, and leads them to a greater...
You're Not Elected Charlie Brown (election process)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Add some fun to your social studies curriculum with the PEANUTS classic, You’re Not Elected Charlie Brown ( now available on DVD). Use these...
7 Ideas for Teaching Women's History Month
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
In commemoration of Women’s History Month, we present the following resource to help educators engage students in thinking broadly and critically...
All the Way to the Top Educator's Guide
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
A Common Core State Standards Aligned Activity Guide for All the Way to the Top by Annette Bay Pimentel, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali, and a foreword...