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Investigate US history by conducting a multimedia presentation. Elementary schoolers identify the three branches of government and discuss why their roles are so vital to preserving the US and its culture of democracy. They utilize digital images from the web and create a visual presentation about government roles with PowerPoint. You could easily adapt this lesson for use with middle schoolers.
Students examine the effects of the media on local government and the needs of the electorate. In this media and government lesson, students complete a progressive notebook and write a five or six paragraph essay to determine if citizens are informed on local issues and the media uses reliable, unbiased information. Students use newspaper articles, videos of local newscasts, and audiotapes of local radio broadcasts to complete the lesson.
Students explore issues and situations that make for a city and its local environments. In this local government lesson, students design maps, define issues and create brochures that illustrate their understandings of these concepts and how local government works to solve these issues.