105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)

105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)
105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)
105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)
105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)
105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)
105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)
105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)
105 Favorite Lessons! U.S. Government Curriculum (National, State, and Local)
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Make social studies their favorite class with these 105 ready-to-use reproducible lessons covering national, state, and local government. While still new to TPT, this program is a long-time bestseller of the Social Studies School Service and my own small business.

A typical lesson focuses on a topic from the U.S. government curriculum during a high-interest activity based on the concept “learning by doing.” Your students will compete in Development of Democracy JEOPARDY, write compromises for opposing groups at the Consitutional Convention, and participate in an exciting game about the principles of the Constitution. They will travel back in time to become a part of the election campaign of 1800 between the Federalist Party and Democratic-Republican Party, compete in contests about the two-party system, and test their memory skills during a lesson on the Watergate scandal. Class members will complete a map exercise pertaining to the electoral college, review important words and names associated with the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, develop critical thinking skills while formulating opinions on issues related to taxation and spending, and much more!

Use with any American government textbook in grades 7-12. A typical lesson has three to five handout sheets. Most activities can be completed in one or two periods by individuals, small groups, or the entire class using information on the student activity sheets. This American Government series is arranged into seven Parts/books. Each contains 15 lessons, a majority of which also include a 20-question follow-up quiz to measure student progress and/or serve as a review sheet later in the school year. Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer keys (where applicable) are provided for every lesson. Preparation time is eliminated with 105 high-quality government lessons in one PDF file at your fingertips. 

• cause and effect

• vocabulary

• thought questions/critical thinking

• illustrations

• charts

• graphs

• reading comprehension

• puzzles

• games

• contests

• primary sources

• timelines

and more...

NOTE: Detailed descriptions of all 105 lessons in this American Government series can be seen on each lesson's product page by clicking on individual lesson titles below. Most single activities are $3.99/each. You can also click on PART 1 (Lessons 1-15), PART 2 (Lessons 16-30) and PART 3 (Lessons 31-45) to purchase these sections in smaller 15-lesson bundles for $49.00/each.

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By purchasing all 105 American Government lessons, you save $93.95---22%.

PART 1 (Lessons 1-15 of 105)

    1. The Role of Government

    2. History of Government

    3. Forms of Government

    4. Democracy

    5. Development of Democracy

    6. Citizenship

    7. Colonial Government

    8. Britain Changes Its Colonial Policies

    9. Declaration of Independence

  10. The Critical Period

  11. The Constitutional Convention

  12. United States Constitution

  13. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

  14. Principles of the Constitution

  15. Chapter Study Guide

PART 2 (Lessons 16-30 of 105)

  16. Bill of Rights

  17. Amendments 11-21

  18. Recent Constitutional Amendments

  19. Federalism

  20. Growth of the Federal Government

  21. Civil Rights and the First Amendment

  22. Due Process of Law

  23. Blacks Struggle for Equal Rights

  24. Civil Rights Movement

  25. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

  26. Early Women's Movements

  27. Women's Rights Movement

  28. Seeking Equality for All Americans

  29. Civil Rights and the Supreme Court

  30. Famous Person Study Guide

PART 3 (Lessons 31-45 of 105)

  31. Public Opinion

  32. Public Opinion Polls

  33. Interest Groups

  34. The Beginning of Political Parties

  35. Functions of Political Parties

  36. The Two-Party System

  37. Third Parties

  38. Democrats and Republicans

  39. Choosing Political Candidates

  40. Election Campaigns

  41. Voting

  42. Congress

  43. The House of Representatives

  44. The Senate

  45. How Congress Makes Laws

PART 4 (Lessons 46-60 of 105)

  46. Congress Passes New Laws

  47. Legislative Branch Key Terms

  48. President of the United States

  49. Roles of the President

  50. Development of the Presidency

  51. Watergate Scandal

  52. President Contests

  53. Electoral College

  54. Campaigning for President

  55. Vice President

  56. Cabinet and Executive Departments

  57. Independent Agencies

  58. Civil Service System

  59. Executive Branch Key Terms

  60. The Court System

PART 5 (Lessons 61-75 of 105)

  61. Supreme Court

  62. Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court

  63. The American Legal System

  64. How Laws Are Changed

  65. Trials

  66. Judicial Branch Key Terms

  67. The Federal Government at Work

  68. Taxation and Spending

  69. Foreign Policy

  70. Business, Labor, and Agriculture

  71. The Environment

  72. Social Security and Public Health

  73. Public Assistance Programs

  74. Washington, D.C.

  75. Touring Washington

PART 6 (Lessons 76-90 of 105)

  76. Current Events

  77. State Government

  78. State Services

  79. State Finances

  80. State Government Study Guide

  81. Local Government

  82. Local Government Issues

  83. County Government

  84. City Government

  85. Independent Study Guide

  86. United States Flag

  87. Symbols of the United States

  88. Famous People in Government

  89. Key Terms

  90. President Study Guide

PART 7 (Lessons 91-105 of 105)

  91. Church and State

  92. Gun Control

  93. Capital Punishment

  94. Issues for Debate

  95. Election of 2000

  96. Patriot Act

  97. Department of Homeland Security

  98. Initiative, Referendum, and Recall

  99. Comparative Government

100. Election of 2008

101. Obama’s Inaugural Address

102. Criminal Justice System

103. Youth and the Law

104. System of Education

105. Role of the Military


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