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U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

Incorporate the study of U.S. government and world politics in your curriculum for any grade level with our lessons, printables, and references below. Use literature guides, Internet activities, and election resources to educate students about democracy at a local and national level. There are quizzes, biographies, crosswords, and more on the three branches of the federal government. You'll also find a variety of resources for civic holidays, perfect for studying government year round!

Printables for Grades K-4

U.S. Map with State Capitals
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Queen Elizabeth II Quiz
The Bill of Rights
U.S. Election Vocabulary
Voting!
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
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Printables for Grades 5-8

U.S. Map with State Capitals
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
Three Branches, One Government
The American Revolution Crossword
"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
More Popular Government Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

U.S. Map with State Capitals
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Citizenship Test I
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
Queen Elizabeth I Word Search
U.S. Constitution Quiz: Amendments 1-10
Compulsory Voting: For or Against?
More Popular Government Printables

Quizzes

Three Branches of Government Quiz
Civil Rights Quiz
George Washington's Life (Advanced Level) Quiz

Educational Technology Resources

Visit the White House via the Internet
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
American Government Structure PowerPoint Slide Show
Exploring Suffragists
More Educational Technology Resources

Lesson Plans

The Presidential Election Process
Election Vocabulary Bingo
Is It Constitutional?
Write a Letter to the President
The Rights of Bike Riders
Inaugural Poetry
Who Are My Representatives?
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Art, Music, Drama, & Government Connected

My Book of Washington, D.C.
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
My Book About George Washington
George Washington Silhouette
Flags of the U.S.A. Mini-Book
"Star-Spangled Banner"
More Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Government

Literature Resources for Government

Animal Farm Literature Guide
1984
Jean Fritz's American History Books
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Protesting Vietnam
Write a Letter to the President
My Representatives Worksheet
The Rights of Bike Riders
More Literature Resources for Government

Language Arts & Government Connected

1984
Election Vocabulary Bingo
Voting!
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The American Civil War
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
War of 1812 Reading Warm-Up
Jean Fritz's American History Books
More Popular Government Resources for Language Arts

Mathematics & Government Connected

Who's Who of American Coins
Constitutionally Correct
Create Your Own Form
Your Own World Bank Loan
Where You Belong: Census Activity
The House That Grows
Population of the United States, From 1980 to 2010
More Government Resources for Math Class

Government & Geography Connected

Capital Cities of Canada
Origin of U.S. State Names
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
Nicknames of U.S. State Residents
Iceland
Bangladesh
Cyprus
Haiti
More Geography Teacher Resources

U.S. History & Government Connected

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
1984
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
A Classroom Divided
The Declaration of Independence Little Book
Election Teaching Resources
More Popular Government Resources for U.S. History

U.S. Constitution Resources

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
Consensus & The Articles of Confederation
The Nineteenth Amendment
Iroquois Confederacy: Seed for the U.S. Constitution
Due Process: Is It Always Due?
Constitution Act of 1982
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Political Speeches & Addresses

Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Harry Truman's Executive Order: 9981
Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
More Political Speeches & Addresses

Women's History Month & Government Connected

The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Famous Women World Rulers Quiz
Amendments to the Constitution: Voting
Indira Gandhi
UK Women's Suffrage Timeline
Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President Mock Election Guide
More Government Resources for Women's History Month

Government Resources for Black History Month

Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Legal and Political Manipulations After the Civil War
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Condoleezza Rice
Slavery and the Constitution
End of Segregation in Public Schools
Shirley Chisholm as a Member of Congress
More Government Resources for Black History Month

Government Resources for Presidents' Day

Could You Be President?
My Book About George Washington
Jean Fritz's American History Books
The Washington Monument
Write a Letter to the President
If I Were the President
The Lincoln Memorial
More Popular Government Resources for Presidents' Day

Government Resources for Flag Day

United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
History of the American Flag
The U.S. Flag: Facts and Discussion Questions
Flag Day Discussions
More Government Resources for Flag Day

Fourth of July Resources for Government Class

Articles of Confederation
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Declaration of Independence
What You Should Know About the American Flag
America by the People Poster: Thomas Jefferson
The Early Congresses
More Government Resources for Independence Day

Government Resources for Veterans Day

Slaughterhouse-Five
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
What Is Veterans Day?
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Reading Guide for My Dad, John McCain
National Cemeteries
The Selective Service System
More Government Resources for Veterans Day

References

Election of U.S. Senators
Presidential Elections
Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Three Branches of Government Summary
U.S. President's Cabinet
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
More Popular Government References

Related Resources

Elections – Teacher Resources
Flag Day – Teacher Resources
Fourth of July – Teacher Resources
U.S. Presidency Resources
Veterans Day – Teacher Resources

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