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Free lesson plans help teachers inspire their students

Six units, 50+ lessons on American government

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein 

The Missouri Bar is dedicated to ensuring that all Missourians have access to ongoing civics education. One way this is accomplished is by equipping teachers with the tools they need to create a generation of informed citizens. 

Earlier this year, The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Department partnered with Missouri teachers to create more than 50 lesson plans that inspire students to think critically and creatively about American government. The lesson plans, available at no cost, are spread across six units and available at MissouriLawyersHelp.org/FreeMOLessonPlans

"Someone once said that good teaching is more about asking the right questions than receiving the right answers,” one teacher said. “These lesson plans have given me quality, authentic questions to ask my students. I am asking them not to memorize, but to think. These lessons have increased my students' depth of knowledge on topics and have made all the difference in my classroom."  

If you’re passionate about teaching and have a valuable lesson plan you’d like to share with educators, contact Dr. Anthony Simones, department director, at tsimones@mobar.org.