State and Local Governments Teacher Resources
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What is Government For?
What is the purpose of having a government? Designed for upper-intermediate and advanced Spanish language learners, this resource discusses voting and the role that the government plays in the United States. You've got everything you need right here to get the lesson off the ground! Handouts are included, as are introductory activities, assessment ideas, etc.
Local Government: Caring for Your Community
Seventh graders investigate the role of local governments. In this government instructional 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.
Local Government and Leaders
Third graders research their local government and leaders. Throughout the lesson, 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.
Local Governments and Leaders
Third graders study their local governments and leaders. In this local government instructional activity, 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.
Local Government Employees
Students learn who works at the local level in Michigan.
Government: Federal, State, Local - Lesson Plan
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
Learners 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.
The Impact of Local Government
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.
Know Your Local Government
Learners 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.
State of Affairs
Students examine the various roles and duties of state government officials and offices to create an Informative Guide to Our State's Government. They explore the changing relationship between governor and lieutenant governor in New York.
United States Government 5th Grade
In this review of United States government worksheet, 5th graders recall facts and answer multiple choice questions. Students answer 25 questions.
Federalism - United States, Alaska, and Local Governments
Students research Alaska's state, local, and tribal governments, as well as Alaska's long and complex relationship with the federal government.
The Structure of Virginia Local Government
Learners 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.
The Impact of Local Government
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.
How Do Citizens Make Government Work?
Examine the basic functions of each level of government. A great activity where your learners 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.
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.
A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: A SIMULATION
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.
City Government: Omaha Nebraska
This thorough resource helps government and economics classes understand the complexity of city planning by giving them the responsibility to plan a budget and then propose cuts in a mock city council meeting. It includes background information, an introductory activity to increase relevance, key vocabulary, and two additional activities along with all of the necessary worksheets. While this was intended for residents of Omaha, it is adaptable to any location. Includes standards and a rubric.
Local Government: Quiz
Here is a super short quiz you can use after reviewing local governments and community organizations. There are five multiple choice questions and five matching questions all related to community groups and government.
City Government: Omaha, Nebraska
Young scholars explore the function of local government. In this local government lesson plan, students discover how local government functions. Young scholars participate in activities that require them to balance a city budget and provide services for citizens.