Lesson Plans & Resources

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These lesson plans were created by Tennessee teachers for Tennessee teachers. The goal of these lesson plans is to allow teachers, with an emphasis on social studies, to easily incorporate aspects of civic engagement and citizenship into their current curriculum.

We also encourage teachers outside of the social studies subject matter to use aspects of these tools in their classroom as well. Teachers can use these lesson plans and adapt them to fit their classroom needs.

These lesson plans focus on seven (7) topics:

1. Citizenship

2. Roles of Elected Officials

3. Campaigning

4. The Voting Process

5. State & Local Government

6. The Constitution 

7. Colonial Government

Grades 9–12

Citizenship

Roles of Elected Officials

Campaigning

The Voting Process

State & Local Government

State & Local Government (Extended Version)

The Constitution

Grades 6–8

Colonial Government

Colonial Government

Colonial Town Meeting

The Constitution

Campaigning

Citizenship

Grades 3-5

Citizenship

Elected Officials in State and Local Government

Campaigns and Voting

Grades K-2

Citizenship

Laws

Voting

Roles of Elected Leaders

Campaigning

Other Resources

Tennessee Student Mock Election I Voted Signed

VIDEO: Why Your Vote Matters

VIDEO: What is Voting Like?

 

Click here for more teacher resources from the Secretary of State’s office.

If you have any other questions, please contact us:

sos.civics@tn.gov
(615) 741-7956

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