Government Lesson Plans
American Presidents Lesson Plans
- Branches of Government - A look at the separation of powers within the government.
- Can We Live Without Government? - A great question to ponder. Students will be left scratching their heads.
- Censorship! Fahrenheit 451 - This lesson looks at the role that governments play when considering control of information.
- Dictators and laws - The difference between dictators and democracy and how laws are made and why they are important.
- Federalism and the Prevention of Abuse of Power in the US Federal Government - This really isn't a lesson as much as it is a full unit. We enjoyed some new ideas that it brings about.
- Foundations of American Government - Why is it needed? Who thought it up? What is it modeled off of?
- Forms of Government - By the end of 50 minutes, students will be able to provide examples and explain the types of government discussed in class (Representative Democracy, Parliamentary System, Dictatorship and Monarchy).
- Governor's Garden - A real fun one. Students are hired to create a sketch for the landscaping of a governor's mansion.
- How Laws are Made - Students will also understand how the U.S. government makes policies which will become law.
- How the Freemasons Rule the World - We look at how the Freemasons influence has spanned generations and it continues to.
- John Dewey and Maria Montessori - We look at how educators helped form model citizens.
- Labor Organizers - Students will gain basic understanding of how big business grew in America in the late 1800's How individuals gain their wealth during the time between the 1900-1915.
- Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Limited Government - Students begin to understand why police states are not a good thing. They also see the problems of loose governments.
- Our Government Scavenger Hunt - This is a neat little quest for any Friday.
- Our Right to Know - Students will understand that information provided by a newspaper in a democracy serves as a very special purpose.
- Origins of the Constitution - Students will know the ten ammendments to the Constitution.
- Power to the People - Looks at all the branches of government and how they are meant to keep everyone in check.
- System of Checks and Balances - Students will be able to identify the powers delegated to the three branches of government.
- The Nation's First Governement - Students need to know why Americans were hesitant to leave one central powerful government just to put into place another one.
- Who Needs Government?...We All Do. - Explain the consequences of having a lack of government and rules and laws for a society.
- Workers and Labor Unions - Students will be introduced to the topic of Labor unions and strikes.