US Government Lesson Plans in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Lesson Plans on US Government.
9/11 and the Constitution
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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...
Learning About the Constitution
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  • Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • High School
This multi-day lesson will help you orient your students to the basics of what's in the Constitution, where it can be found, and what it means. Use...
Executive Command Game and Extension Pack
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Make your students’ game play more meaningful by using our activity and assessment set designed specifically for Executive Command . This easy-to-use...
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...
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...
Fight for Your Right
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The least likely group of voters is people age 18-20. This lesson seeks to change that by demonstrating to students both the power and importance of...
Democracy in America, “Elections: The Maintenance of Democracy”
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
This program explores the crucial role of strategy in the two-stage electoral campaign system; the opportunities for citizens to choose, organize,...
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • HS, PD
The six high school classroom lessons and engagement guide developed in partnership with the Kunhardt Film Foundation teach about the Equal Justice...
Thinking as a Founding Father
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  • Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • High School
This Founding Father lesson is designed to introduce students to the Constitution. It can be used as a one-day lesson to fulfill the Constitution Day...
The Constitution Lesson Plans: Past, Present and Future
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  • Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • High School
The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) has created these activities and Constitution lesson plans to enhance your students' understanding of the...