Lesson Plans

Grade
Lesson Plan


K
Orb & Effy Learn About Authority

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 1

1–2
What Is Authority?

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 1

3–4
What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 1

4–6

What Is a Republican Government? 

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 1, Lesson 3

 

What Responsibilities Accompany Our Rights? 

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 1, Lesson 21



7–8

What Is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?

Adapted from We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 2 

 

Who Should Get the Job?

Adapted from Foundations of Democracy – Justice

 

Why Do We Need a Government? 

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 2 

 

How Can Citizens Participate? 

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution – Level 2 

 

We the People: Project Citizen 

From Project Citizen – Level 1 

 

Why Do We Need Authority? 

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 2 (middle school)

 

What Are the Possible Consequences of Privacy? 

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 2

 

How Can You Decide among Competing Responsibilities? 

From Foundations of Democracy – Level 2



9–12

How Was the Constitution Used to Organize the New Government?

Adapted from We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution – Level 3

 

What Might Be Some Benefits and Costs of the Government Keeping a Secret?

Adapted from Foundations of Democracy, High School, Privacy, Unit 3, Lesson 8, pages 89-90

 

How Does Government Secure Natural Rights? 

From We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution – Level 3

 

What Conflicting Opinions Did the Framers Have About the Completed Constitution?

From We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution– Level 3

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