State and Local Governments Teacher Resources
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4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level
This is a 4-H citizenship activity that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the three branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. It also includes a word search, directions...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
City Government: Omaha, Nebraska
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Using the newspaper to learn about state and local government
Students investigate the purposes of state and local government. They categorize newspaper articles into state and local issues. Pupils summarize nonfiction text. Students given an oral presentation on a news report to the class.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
County Solutions Step Five: All About Public Policy
Give your class members a thorough overview of government public policy in the United States, including how government addresses problems through regulations and actions with a well-designed packet of informational texts and follow-up...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
City, County, Community
Students explore issues and situations that make for a city and its local environments. For this local government lesson, students design maps, define issues and create brochures that illustrate their understandings of these concepts and...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Defined: The Different Types of Government
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included....
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Town Council Meeting – Direct Representation – Grade 12+
Twelfth graders analyze how local government works as they participate in a simulation. In this local government lesson, 12th graders role play the parts of community members and political leaders as they simulate a town council meeting....
12th Social Studies & History
New Review Marsh v. Chambers & the Establishment Clause
1983 Supreme Court case Marsh v. Chambers, which centers on the question of whether or not opening a legislative session with a prayer violates the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment to the US Constitution, is the focus of a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?
Explore the unique structure of the federal system of government in the United States. Class members will learn about how most nations were organized before the establishment of the Constitution, how power is currently divided between...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson plan series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young...
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Develop a Wellhead Protection Program
High schoolers take on the role of different small town community members to discuss ways to protect the local wellhead. A simulated committee meeting encourages them to consider how the freshwater supply is used by the different...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable