Civics and Government Lesson Plan Templates in Middle School Social Studies

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Congress in a Flash!
iCivics 
Updated: 
2020
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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...
Respecting Freedom of Speech
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In the course of this lesson, students will consider the point where respect and freedom of expression intersect. For homework the night before,...
Freedom and Equality: American Principles at Odds
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  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
This lesson will use close reading of documentary selections and class discussion to analyze the concepts of “freedom” and “equality” as they have...
The courage of their convictions.
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
State declarations of rights, Part 9: The courage of their convictions. In this podcast from 60 Second Civics we learn how the writers of state...
State declarations as moral foundations
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
State declarations of rights, Part 8: State declarations as moral and philosophical foundations. In this podcast from 60 Second Civics we learn how...
Executive Roles: Money Doesn't Grow On Trees?
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students learn the role of the executive branch in creating and carrying out laws. Through role-play, the class models the legislative and execution...
Why Do We Have a House and Senate, Anyway?
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students learn why there are two houses of Congress and discover how a bicameral legislature ensures that all states have a voice in bills. Together...
Making Laws
iCivics 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Do you ever wish you could make the rules? Well, there are people whose job it is to make the rules for this country. These rules are called laws,...
Voting in Congress
iCivics 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students learn what factors members of Congress consider when deciding whether to vote for a bill. These include the powers given to Congress by the...
LawCraft
iCivics 
Updated: 
2016
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Want to make some laws? You can in LawCraft, where you play a member of Congress from the state of your choice. You'll pick an issue that's important...