American Government & Civics Unit Plan

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7th - 10th
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Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate knowledge of various forms of government and the political philosophies that shaped the development of government in America.


This fantastic Civics and Government Bundle includes everything you need for an amazing first unit and introduction to American Government.

This unit has been updated for Distance Learning with specific digital resources, videos, and ideas to use for your virtual classroom!

Topics covered in this bundle include:

  • Defining a State and their Characteristics
  • Introducing the Purpose of Government
  • Theories on How Government Began
  • Types of Governments
  • Characteristics of Democracy

Included in this download are a digital notebook set, PowerPoints with guided notes and interactive notebook-style graphic organizer pages, digital Google Drive pages, readings, class activities, several fun review games, an editable test, and more. Flipped classroom videos of each presentation are now also included! There's also a Unit Bundle guide with recommendations and lesson ideas for each day and links to online resources and videos!

Check out the preview for the list of files included as well as a look at each.

Note that this is unit 1 of my complete Civics and American Government curriculum. You can also find more American Government Units here on TpT!

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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


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