US Government Lesson Plans in High School Social Studies

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Liberty! A Constitution Day Activity
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Throughout the history of our nation the word “liberty” has been of significance. This Constitution Day activity will ask students to explore the...
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...
The Constitutional Convention: Balance of Powers
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
History is the chronicle of choices made by actors/agents/protagonists in specific contexts. This simulation places students in the midst of the...
Lesson Plan: Enumerated and Implied Powers of Congress
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Article I Section 8 of the Constitution lists powers expressly delegated to Congress. This lesson has students learn about the concepts of enumerated...
Let's Text the Declaration of Independence
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Chunking activity that helps students understand the language of the declaration of Independence. This resource also contains a listing of web links...
A Lesson on the Declaration of Independence
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
What So Proudly We Hail guest blogger Anne Continetti's lesson plan to understand the meaning behind one of our nation's founding documents, the...
Colonial Influences
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2016
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
American colonists had some strong ideas about what they wanted in a government. These ideas surface in colonial documents, and eventually became a...
Grade 9-12 Methods of Interpreting Constitution
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
The purpose of this lesson is to explain the two overarching modes of constitutional interpretation – strict and loose construction – and their use...
The Constitution and Notes of Debates Lesson Plan
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Using http://context.montpelier.org as a reference, in this Notes of Debates lesson, students will understand why the Notes are important and how the...
Race and Equality at the Founding
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Thomas Jefferson Documents Fredrick Douglass Documents The Original Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence DBQ Anticipatioon Guide