iCivics Massachusetts

The lesson plans in this unit were developed just for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts! 


Comparing Constitutions: Massachusetts

How does the Massachusetts Constitution compare and contrast with the U.S. Constitution? Look no further for the answer! Guide your class through some basic similarities and differences as well as side-by-side text analysis with this lesson’s integrated reading/activity format.


Local Government: Massachusetts

From large cities to small towns, municipal governments serve as the closest form of government to the people of Massachusetts. In this lesson, students will explore the varied functions and structures of local government as well as the services provided in their own municipality.


Local Solutions Civic Action Plan

This nine-step civic action project can be completed in ten to twelve class periods. Students examine a community issue, learn about public policy, and create an action plan that focuses on bringing about local change.


A Dive Into Democracy

The Founding Fathers had many influences. Discover how aspects of Athenian democracy shaped the structure and ideals of the U.S. government.

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Meet the Supremes Teacher's Guide

This guide provides summaries of all the cases outlined in the Massachusetts Frameworks. It also includes 12 supplemental cases that highlight the experiences of people from diverse backgrounds. The guide provides links back to our Landmark Library mini-lessons and is accompanied by The Research Roadmap, a graphic organizer for researching a Supreme Court case.