Civics and Government Lesson Plans in Middle School Social Studies

Find free Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plans on Civics and Government.
Justice in Plato's Republic
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
A lesson on the humanist philosophy of justice in Plato's Republic. Students are introduced to the tripartite soul; and look at the analogy with the...
Lemon Exercise in Stereotyping
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This lesson in stereotyping was used as a “kick-off” to a unit called “Citizenship Denied” which included a variety of sub-topics including The Civil...
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...
When the Rules Aren't Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism by Leslie Tolf
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Standards aligned
When the Rules Aren’t Right is a graphic novel on activism for all ages. It is the story of Emma, your basic fed-up teen, tired of parents who only...
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,...
The Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and Today
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  • Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
  • MS, HS
This lesson asks students to examine the arguments for and against the Equal Rights Amendment. If you are a School Violence Prevention teacher, you...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday activities
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
This resource includes 4 activities and an overview for students to increase their knowledge and appreciation of the legacy of Dr. King and the Civil...
Classroom Web Site with Anti-Bullying Video
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Our video is posted on our class website and linked here, separately from these documents.It sends message about the emotional pain of bullying...
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2017
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students brainstorm a list of local problems and action steps that they might take to solve these problems. After analyzing the concept of problem/...