Last week we gave language arts teachers some really useful lesson plans on clauses, but we know you aren’t all language arts teachers. We switched gears this week, brushed up on some social studies, and made available some really engaging content all about the U.S. government. That’s right; more free lesson plans!


Learning about government can be tough, especially for middle school students. They’re just starting to become aware of some more intricate workings of government systems but they’re not yet ready for technical government language and high-level politics.


When building these lessons we kept your students in mind, making each lesson digestible and filled with engaging resources. We searched the internet for you and came up with these templates that are packed full of informative fun. Kick back and let the Vings do all the work, because we’ve got these U.S. government lessons covered for you.

 

The U.S. Government Basics


Use this template to give your students an overview of some basic types of governments, so they can get an idea of how other countries are run and how it compares to ours. It includes a classic Schoolhouse Rock song that introduces the 3 branches of government and a great teacher-made video that explains in more detail how those branches work together. This template also includes a pre-made quiz allowing students to test their understanding of the material.


With this lesson you will get analytics to know when each student interacted and completed every item. This will allow you to monitor student engagement and target an issue as it is happening.


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The U.S. Government Basics

 

The Constitution


This template is packed full of information about the Constitution, from the preamble to the Bill of Rights—really it covers a lot. It includes one of John Green’s famous “Crash Course” lessons, another classic Schoolhouse Rock song, and some really helpful information pages that students can take in at their own pace. All of these resources will be used to answer questions on the quiz and get students thinking critically.

The Constitution


Make sure you check out our language arts templates here, and stay tuned for additional free lesson plans each Friday!


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