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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. Lessons are organized by category.

Campaigns and Elections

Congressional Reapportionment and Redistricting

Follow the Money

Presidential Race

Republican Candidates for U.S. President

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


Legislation: Follow That Legislation 

Lesson Plan from C-Span

C-Span Student Cam Project

C-Span Student Cam Preparation: C-Span Project Introductory

C-Span Project Outline

C-Span Video Project

The Federal Government

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



Earth: The Apple of Our Eye

Made in China

Population Pyramids: A Graphic Tool for Interpretation and Analysis

The Media and Politics

Comparing Headlines in Different States (American Government Lesson Plan)

Fake News

Media: Bias in the Media

A Nation's Founding: The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution

Amendment Re-Do

Bill of Rights

Bringing the Constitution to Life

Declaration of Independence Lesson

First Amendment

Freedom: What Has It Come To Mean?

Locke v. Rousseau - Two Ideas of Popular Sovereignty

Rule of Law

Security in the United States — before and after 911

Separate is Not Equal

The Class Constitution

U.S. History and Constitution Lesson Plan Form

U.S. History and Constitution Explanation of Lesson

What are your Rights?

South Carolina History

South Carolina History

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

South Carolina Signers of the Constitution: A Biography

U.S. History

Civil War

Civil War Diary

Drama in the Social Studies Classroom

"Heroes Salute"

History Comes to Life

Reflections of the American Soldier

U.S. Supreme Court

Mock Supreme Court Case

Supreme Court Case Analysis for AP Govt. Class

World History

The Holocaust Lesson

Fuedal Japan and the Role of the Samurai

Government of the World Unit Plan

WWII: Nationalist and Independence Movements

Using Primary Source Documents in the Classroom