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Third graders research their local government and leaders. Throughout the instructional activity, they engage in discussions, a visit by an elected local government official and research. In addition, 3rd graders study some basic facts about the local government.
Third graders study their local governments and leaders. In this local government lesson, 3rd graders learn facts about the local government and interview a local leader. Students complete a chart with information they know about their local government.
Seventh graders investigate the role of local governments. In this government lesson, 7th graders examine historical photographs and determine what services are being performed in the photographs. Students research how the services are provided now and write persuasive pieces.
Students review the history of our country's independence, and study the Bill of Rights to gain a better understanding of their basic rights and freedom as American citizens in a democratic society. State and local governments also be examined
Students analyze and discuss the local government structure and the people in the various positions. They keep a journal/scrapbook to include at least 10 articles from the local paper relative to actions of the local government that impacts their community.
Seventh graders explain how local government impacts various aspects of daily life in their community. They strengthen their understanding of the connection between their local government and the needs and interests of their community.
Students attend a local assembly meeting of local government officials and keep a journal of what they saw. In this assembly lesson plan, students also discuss government and how they think government can influence society.
Students research Alaska's state, local, and tribal governments, as well as Alaska's long and complex relationship with the federal government.
Students explain origins of Virginia's unique local government organization, define numerous terms essential to understanding local government, and evaluate impact of Dillon's Rule on local government in Virginia through debate.
Seventh graders study how local government impacts various aspects of daily life in their community. They examine the structure and function of city, county, and state governments and reflect on the issues that are most important to them and their community.
High schoolers learn who works at the local level in Michigan.
Students discuss two computerized options to change the current U.S. government. In this Constitutional Convention lesson, students write a statement advocating for one of the choices and participate in a mock modern Constitutional Convention in which one of the options will be voted on.
In this review of United States government worksheet, 5th graders recall facts and answer multiple choice questions. Students answer 25 questions.
Fourth graders research services and responsibilities of local government. They use cameras to take pictures of local government in action and create posters with them.
Examine the basic functions of each level of government. A great activity where your young scholars take a walk around the neighborhood and identify what is taken care of by local government agencies They explore various websites, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation and newsletter.
Twelfth graders create flyers describing the services offered by local government agencies or volunteer organizations. They contact agencies or institutions, read authentic documents, and gather information to develop their flyers.
Pupils explore their local govenment structure and the people who hold various positions of power.
Students take a closer look at local government in Britain today. In this current events lesson, students visit selected websites to discover a history of county councils and neighborhood authorities. Students also research the services offered by local government and compose white papers on their findings and their ideas for reform.
Students explore the function of local government. In this local government lesson, students discover how local government functions. Students participate in activities that require them to balance a city budget and provide services for citizens.
Third graders investigate official government symbols by completing a scavenger hunt.  In this U.S. Government lesson, 3rd graders participate in a scavenger hunt in which they locate seals or logos in their community.  Students participate in a class discussion examining seals and create a unique seal for their own school.

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