US Government Lesson Plans in High School Social Studies

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Lemon Exercise in Stereotyping
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  • Social Studies
  • 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...
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...
9/11 and the Constitution
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
The anniversaries of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001, and the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, provide...
Respecting Freedom of Speech
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  • Social Studies
  • 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,...
Equality: “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Common Core
What kind of equality should we care about? Examine the difference between equality of outcome and equality of opportunity by reading the short story...
The Power of Non-violence: What is non-violence?
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson uses primary sources and stories of participants in the civil rights movement to introduce students to the concept of non-violence...
The Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and Today
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  • Social Studies
  • 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...
Voting Rights Act of 1965 activities
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This resource consists of 3 activities and an introductory essay for students to increase their knowledge of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Using...
The 26th Amendment
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Activities will help students: • understand why the youth vote became an issue when it did • see how the youth vote affected the 2008 presidential...
Students Engage!
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2017
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  • Social Studies
  • 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/...