Civics and Government Lesson Plan Templates in Middle School Social Studies

Find free Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plan Templates on Civics and Government.
Respecting Freedom of Speech
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In the course of this lesson, students will consider the point where respect and freedom of expression intersect. For homework the night before,...
Role of Women in Britain in WWI
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Women and the Homefront; role of women; canaries; domestic service; suffragettes
Privacy vs Surveillance Card Sort
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
What is Privacy? How does Surveillance infringe on privacy rights? A card sort to start discussion.
Freedom and Equality: American Principles at Odds
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
This lesson will use close reading of documentary selections and class discussion to analyze the concepts of “freedom” and “equality” as they have...
The courage of their convictions.
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
State declarations of rights, Part 9: The courage of their convictions. In this podcast from 60 Second Civics we learn how the writers of state...
State declarations as moral foundations
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
State declarations of rights, Part 8: State declarations as moral and philosophical foundations. In this podcast from 60 Second Civics we learn how...
Argument Wars
iCivics 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses...
The "Supreme" In Supreme Decision
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
After playing Supreme Decision with your class, use this lesson to reinforce the concepts students learned by playing the game. In this lesson,...
Landmark Library Teacher's Guide
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Use this document as a Step-by-Step for all of the mini-lessons on key Supreme Court decisions found in the Landmark Library. It provides overall...
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
iCivics 
Updated: 
2019
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court’s decision that it was constitutional to keep black and white people segregated as long as...