There are also a number of other free sample lesson plans for civics education from the Center for Civic Education. A general search for sample lessons will give you several options. Here are some of the highlights from this search:
- POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT: THE CASE OF LATVIA
- Lesson 6: What are the Possible Consequences of Privacy?
- Lesson 1: Why do we need a government?
- Lesson 28: How Can Citizens Participate?
- Lesson 15: What Conflicting Opinions Did the Framers Have about the Completed Constitution?
Another resource for working directly with the pivotal U.S. government document is the Semantic Constitution. This site allows you to sort information in the Constitution by article and topic (e.g., debt, religion, veto).
Finally, a multimedia approach for instruction is available at the Choices site. Here, for example, students can see videos of interviews with scholars Gordon Wood and Michael Vorenberg as they discuss issues related to the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution. In one excerpt, Gordon Wood answers the question, "How was the American Revolution more radical than the founders had intended?"