US Government Lesson Plan Templates in High School Social Studies

Find free High School Social Studies Lesson Plan Templates on US Government.
Constitution Day
C-SPAN Classroom 
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2016
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Constitution Day is a federally recognized holiday celebrated on September 17th, the day when the U.S. Constitutional Convention adopted the...
U.S. Constitution Scavenger Hunt
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  • Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • High School
This is designed as an introduction for the students to the U.S. Constitution. They should be taught the significance of the Constitution, study the...
Supreme Interpreters
iCivics 
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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...
Sources of Law
iCivics 
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2016
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
This lesson teaches students about the sources, types, and unique systems of law that exist in the United States. Students learn about sources of law...
McCulloch v. Maryland
iCivics 
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2016
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students learn about the landmark case McCulloch v. Maryland, in which the Supreme Court clarified what kinds of actions Congress can take under the...
State Power: Got a Reservation?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Students discover that states have their own governments and powers separate from the federal government. They learn what those powers are, how they’...
States Rule!
iCivics 
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2016
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
At what age can you get your driver's permit? Depending on what state you live in, the answer is different. That is because each state has its own...
Constitution Day Vocabulary and Activities
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These resources can be used to teach and reinforce learning of vocabulary words related to the Constitution and US Government. Copy and paste the...
Case Study: True Threat or Venting?
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The Supreme Court skirted free speech issues in its ruling in Elonis v. United States (2015), the case of a Pennsylvania man convicted of making...
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...