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Teachers of Government Lesson Plans


One advantage of participating in the Teachers of Government program is that it allows teachers the opportunity to network with others in their field. During the two weeks, the program provides structured opportunities that promote sharing ideas and best practices with one another.

As a result of those experiences, past Teachers of Government participants have submitted lesson plans to be used by other teachers of government who may benefit from their ideas. Some of the lesson plans were generated as part of a requirement to receive credit for their participation in this program, while others wanted to share a lesson plan that they believed was exceptional.

Click on links listed below to access the lesson plans prepared by Teachers of Government participants.

Amendment Re-Do

Bill of Rights

Branches of Government and Checks and Balances Lesson

The Three Branches of the United States Government submitted by Rebecca, a member of a Youth Civic Engagement Program

Bringing the Constitution to Life

Comparing Headlines in Different States (American Government Lesson Plan)

Civil War

Civil War Diary

The Class Constitution

Congressional Reapportionment and Redistricting

C-Span Project Introductory

C-Span Project Outline

C-Span Video Project

Declaration of Independence Lesson

Drama in the Social Studies Classroom

Earth: The Apple of Our Eye

Enlightened Thinkers of Europe, Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights, and Founding Fathers of the United States

Fake News

First Amendment

Follow the Money

Fuedal Japan and the Role of the Samurai

Freedom: What Has It Come To Mean?

Government of the World Unit Plan

Government: More than Democrats and Republicans

"Heroes Salute"

History Comes to Life

The Holocaust Lesson

Legislation: Follow That Legislation 

Locke v. Rousseau - Two Ideas of Popular Sovereignty

Made in China

Media: Bias in the Media

Mock Supreme Court Case

Population Pyramids: A Graphic Tool for Interpretation and Analysis

Presidential Race

Reflections of the American Soldier

Republican Candidates for U.S. President


Rule of Law

Security in the United States — before and after 911

Separate is Not Equal

Slave Debate: Directions and Rubric

South Carolina History

South Carolina: It's Place in American History (website links for resources included)

South Carolina Signers of the Constitution: A Biography

Supreme Court Case Analysis for AP Govt. Class

Using Primary Source Documents in the Classroom

U.S. Government for Kids

U.S. History and Constitution Lesson Plan Form

U.S. History and Constitution Explanation of Lesson

Washington, DC Powerpoint Project

What are your Rights?

Who Elects the President? A look at the Electoral College in America and its alternatives

WWII: Nationalist and Independence Movements