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U.S. Government: Lesson Plans & Resources

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5 chapters in U.S. Government: Lesson Plans & Resources

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Lesson 1 - American Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Government Lesson Plan for 3rd Grade
Lesson 3 - The Core Principles of American Government  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - U.S. President Activities for High School
Lesson 5 - The Electoral College: Definition & Process  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Powers of Congress Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - What is Congress? - Definition, Powers & Structure  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Library of Congress Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - What is the Library of Congress? - History & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Government & the American Economy Activities for High School
Lesson 11 - Local Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - State Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Founding Fathers Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Who are the Founding Fathers of America? - History & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Habeas Corpus Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - What Is Habeas Corpus? - Definition, History, Amendment & Example  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Writ of Habeas Corpus & Reasonable Doubt in a Criminal Trial  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - White House Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - History of the White House: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - White House Facts: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Limited Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - What is Limited Government? - Definition, Principle & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Constitutional Provisions for Limited Government  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Ratification Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Ratification: Definition & Process  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Spoils System Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Spoils System: Definition & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Federal Budget Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - Federal Budget: Entitlement, Defense & Discretionary Spending  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Filibuster Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Filibuster: Definition, History, Rules & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Federal Reserve System Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - What is the Federal Reserve System?  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - How a Bill Becomes a Law Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - How a Bill Becomes a Law Lesson Plan for Middle School
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Lesson 1 - Separation of Powers Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Congress Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Branches of Government Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 4 - Branches of Government Games for Kids
Lesson 5 - Three Branches of Government Activities & Games
Lesson 6 - Executive Branch Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Executive Branch Activities for High School
Lesson 8 - Executive Branch Activities for Middle School
Lesson 9 - President Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - The Presidential Cabinet Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - The Presidential Cabinet: Definition & Positions  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Presidents' Day Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - President's Day Crafts for Kids
Lesson 14 - US President Games for Kids
Lesson 15 - CIA Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - The United States Executive Branch Activities for High School
Lesson 17 - Legislative Branch Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - The House of Representatives Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - The U.S. Senate Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Committees in Congress Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - The United States Legislative Branch Activities for High School
Lesson 22 - Judicial Branch Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Judicial Branch Activities for Kids
Lesson 24 - Judicial Branch Activities for Middle School
Lesson 25 - Judicial Branch Activities for High School
Lesson 26 - Supreme Court Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - RBG Discussion Questions
Lesson 28 - Marshall Movie Discussion Questions
Lesson 29 - Judicial Review Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Marbury v. Madison Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - Landmark United States Court Cases Activities for High School
Lesson 32 - The United States Judicial Branch Activities for High School
Lesson 33 - Checks and Balances Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - Three Branches of Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - 3 Branches of Government Project Ideas
Lesson 36 - President Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - What is Federalism? - Definition & Factors of U.S. Adoption  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Federalism Activities for High School
Lesson 3 - Federalism Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 4 - Federalism: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Federal & State Powers Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Division of Powers Between the National Government and the States  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Arizona Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Components of the Arizona Constitution  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Missouri Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - The Missouri Constitution: Facts & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Ohio Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Analyzing the Ohio Constitution of 1851  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Illinois Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - The Illinois Constitution: History & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - North Carolina Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - History of the North Carolina Constitution  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Ohio Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Florida Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Florida Government: Structure & Branches  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Kentucky Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Kentucky Government: Structure & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Maryland Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Maryland Government: Structure, Branches & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Missouri Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Missouri State Government: Branches & Structure  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - New York State Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - New York State Constitution: Rights & Responsibilities  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - New Mexico Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - New Mexico Government: History, Structure & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Maine State Government: Structure Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Federalism Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - State Float Project Ideas
Lesson 33 - State Project Ideas for 5th Grade
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Lesson 1 - The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Preamble Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 3 - Preamble to the Constitution Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Preamble Activities & Games for Kids
Lesson 5 - Constitution Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 6 - The US Constitution Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The U.S. Constitution Activities & Games
Lesson 8 - Supremacy Clause Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Slavery & the Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - The Issue of Slavery in the American Constitution  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Constitutional Amendments Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - U.S. Constitutional Amendments: Definition, Summary & Order  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Eminent Domain Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - What is Eminent Domain? - Definition, History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - 14th Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - 14th Amendment: Definition & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - 19th Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - The 19th Amendment: Definition, Summary & Date Ratified  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - 13th Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - What is the 13th Amendment? - Summary, Definition & Ratification  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Civil War Amendments Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - How to Amend the Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - The Process of Amending the Constitution  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Constitution Day Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 27 - Constitution Day: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Constitution Day Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Constitution Day: Importance, Purpose & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Constitution Day Activities for Kids
Lesson 31 - Equal Rights Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Equal Rights Amendment: Definition, History, Pros & Cons  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - US Constitution Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 34 - Amendments of the U.S. Constitution Activities for High School
Lesson 35 - U.S. Constitution Activities for High School
Lesson 36 - Constitution Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - 15th Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - Amendment Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - Bill of Rights Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Bill of Rights Activities for Middle School
Lesson 4 - Bill of Rights Activities for High School
Lesson 5 - Bill of Rights Project Ideas
Lesson 6 - First Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - First Amendment Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 9 - Freedom of Assembly Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Freedom of the Press Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - What is Freedom of the Press? - Definition, History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Bill of Rights Discussion Questions
Lesson 13 - Freedom of Assembly: Definition, Court Cases & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Freedom of Religion Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Second Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Fourth Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - 5th Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - 6th Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - The Fourth Amendment: Search & Seizure  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Miranda v. Arizona Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Miranda v. Arizona Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 24 - Understanding the Bill of Rights Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - 8th Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - The Bill of Rights Lesson Plan for Middle School

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