US Government Handouts in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Handouts on US Government.
Bill of Rights Activity/Worksheet
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This worksheet has the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution and asks students to paraphrase some of them while giving examples of how they are...
The Constitutional Convention: Balance of Powers
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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...
Constitutional Compromises Activity
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This constitutional compromises activity has students respond to the 4 major compromises at the Constitutional Convention: strong federal vs. strong...
Lesson Plan: Enumerated and Implied Powers of Congress
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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...
The Constitution and Notes of Debates Lesson Plan
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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...
Supreme Interpreters
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2016
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
What does it mean to interpret the Constitution? Why is interpretation necessary? Who gets to do it? In this WebQuest, students explore the answers...
The Free Exercise of Religion in America
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
When, if ever, may the government limit freedom of religion? The Supreme Court and Congress have long grappled with this question. In a discussion...
EVOLUTION OF THE CONSTITUTION (PREAMBLE)
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Students will analyze and evaluate key documents (Articles of Confederation, First and Final versions of the Preamble to the United States...
Should the government have the ability to lawfully access encrypted technology and communications?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
On December 2, 2015, a terrorist attack took place in San Bernadino, CA. The FBI was able to recover one of the attackers’ iPhone; however, they were...
The Electoral College and the Constitution
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
The Constitution provides for a system of electors to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. These electors are chosen to...