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Resources for Teaching About Impeachment

Lesson Plans

U.S. President Donald J. Trump is the third U.S. President to be impeached after a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives. Utilize these lesson plans to teach this historic moment to your students:

The New York TimesA Lesson Plan for Teaching about Impeachment HearingsIncludes a warm-up exercise, writing prompts, short videos, and discussion questions.

iCivics - Impeachment and Conviction (Infographic).  This printable infographic explains how impeachment works, who's involved, where those entities get their authority, and what it really takes to remove a federal official from office. It also includes a slide deck that can be paired with the infographic.

Social Education -A Primer on Constitutional Impeachment.  A classroom exploration of the basics of impeachment that can serve as a launching pad into a lesson on constitutional checks-and-balances.​​

PBSLesson Plan: House Drafts Impeachment ArticleIncludes videos and discussion questions.

Disclaimer: National Council for the Social Studies has curated these materials to offer helpful teaching strategies for educators. The links posted on this webpage do not represent the viewpoint of the association as a whole, its staff, nor the members of its board.