Civics and Government Lesson Plans in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Lesson Plans 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...
Who Rules?
iCivics 
Updated: 
2020
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Students learn about the different forms of government that exist, including democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, and others. They compare and contrast...
Teacher Toolkit: High School Student Voter Registration
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  • Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
  • High School
This lesson provides a toolkit for high school teachers to make it as easy as possible to create a student voter registration program in their...
Mock Election
iCivics 
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2020
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In this three-day simulation lesson, students explain the steps taken from party formation to national election. Harnessing skills gained from the...
ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY: Grow a Voter Curriculum
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
The "Grow A Voter" curriculum developed for ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY deepens historical understanding, inspires civic engagement, and...
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...
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...
Dark Money: Media Literacy for Elections
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
In this lesson, students will examine a case study about how corporate donations to American political campaigns influence elections. Students will...
Women's Suffrage, Racism and Intersectionality
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
In August 2020, we commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution granted women the...
Elections and the Youth Vote
ADL 
Updated: 
2020
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
During every election cycle, the “youth vote” captures the attention of pollsters, political reporters, those running for office, and young adults...