Civics and Government Activities in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Activities on Civics and Government.
Changemaker Story Series: A Storytelling Challenge
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Storytelling is a powerful way to shift mindsets. Writing and sharing stories about how young people are leading change is a powerful tool to inspire...
Lesson Plan: Empathy, Movies, and the Common Good, Part 2
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
What is historical empathy? How do movies personalize the political? In this lesson, through selected scenes from Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln...
Educating for Democracy: Voting
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Common Core
Around the world, people have had to fight for the right to vote. Over the past 75 years, if looked at as a whole, the state of democracy in the...
Educating for Democracy: Speech
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Common Core
“Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.” —U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N...
Educating for Democracy: Free Press
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Common Core
“The free press is a cornerstone of democracy. People have a need to know. Journalists have a right to tell. Finding the facts can be difficult...
Women and the Right to Vote
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Did the Nineteenth Amendment provide women with more than the right to vote? Which Amendment process was used? How did this Amendment affect the...
What Is the Census and Why Do We Use It?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Many students do not understand the importance of the U.S. Census and why it is taken. This lesson will help students understand the importance of...
Discover Data
Discovery Education 
Updated: 
2020
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  • Civics and Government
  • MS, HS
Welcome to Discover Data, a program developed to empower your students with one of the future’s most important tools. As technology creates larger...
Predicting the 2020 Presidential Election
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  • Civics and Government
  • High School
In this lesson, students will view video clips highlighting competitive states in the 2020 presidential race. Using information from these video...
The Bill of Rights Choice Board
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, adopted through ratification, are collectively referred to as the Bill of Rights. As the...