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Students explore their local government. In this lesson on individual state government, students identify the functions and responsibilities of the government and the roles of its officials play at the local and state level. Students use email to interview a local government official, they use their findings to create a Power Point presentation.
Seventh graders investigate the role of local governments. In this government activity, 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.
Entitled American Studies, this small unit covers various topics related to the study of the United States. Learners warm up by creating a dictionary of democracy, then dive into three different lessons focused on government, famous Americans, and the Founding Fathers. This is a great way to prepare any third, fourth, or fifth grader for all future US history lessons.
Examine the basic functions of each level of government. A great activity where your students 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.