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Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plans, Activities, and Teacher Resources

iCivics
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson is designed to cover the basics in a single class period. Students learn what Congress is, what the Constitution says about the...
60-Second Civics
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Rights after independence, Part 14: Checks and balances. In this podcast from 60 Second Civics we discuss checks and balances.
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In 2015, the Supreme Court decided in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Redistricting Commission that the voters of a state could use the...
iCivics
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:49am
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  • Social Studies
  • 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...
C-SPAN Classroom
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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:47pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
The executive branch was created by Article II of the U.S. Constitution and is headed by the President of the United States. The Constitution granted...
60-Second Civics
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this podcast from 60 Second Civics we learn how each branch of government checks and balances the other branches.
60-Second Civics
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this podcast from 60 Second Civics we learn two ways that constitutional governments ensure that no one person or group gets too much power.
60-Second Civics
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • MS, HS
Organizing the U.S. Government, Part 8: The importance of the Supreme Court. In this podcast from 60 Second Civics: The Supreme Court wasn't always...
60-Second Civics
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Organizing the U.S. Government, Part 7: The Judiciary Act of 1789. In this podcast from 60 Second Civics: Ever wonder how the U.S. court system was...
60-Second Civics
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Organizing the U.S. Government, Part 7: Article III. How did Article III of the Constitution and Congress establish our judicial branch? Find out in...