Lesson Plan

Gaining Momentum: Lobbying for Change

Civics Lesson

GRADE LEVEL: High School

How Do Lobbyists Impact the Democratic Process?

What are Effective Ways of Lobbying?

How Might I Lobby for My Bill?


“Lobbying” is an effort by individuals and groups to influence government decisions and actions, and specifically the writing of laws. Lobbying can take different forms including writing letters, making phone calls to legislators and meeting with people in the administration. As student activism in the U.S. increases, it will benefit young people to understand what lobbying is, and how to effectively lobby for the issues that they are passionate about.

About the Lesson Plan

Students will learn about advocacy and how to effectively lobby for a bill.




  • Explain what lobbying is and its effect on the democratic process.
  • Lobby for their bill.

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