State and Local Governments Teacher Resources
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New Review What Is Authority?
Young scholars examine the concepts of power and authority as they begin learning about government in this elementary social studies lesson. Through a series of readings, discussions, and problem solving activities, children learn about different people who have authority and the powers they are given.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Country Solutions Step 3: Who You Gonna Call?
When a problem arises, who is the best for addressing it: an individual, a group, or the government? Given a hypothetical scenario of a science teacher needing more money for her class than the school has to offer, your class members will work together to determine the most effective action to take, as well as consider the merits and drawbacks of group and government action.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a study of terrorism and government response.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Capable County
What are the services that a county provides its residents? How much do property and sales tax account for the money needed to provide these services? And who is really in charge? Your class members will become county experts after working with these materials.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sources of Law
From where do United States citizens derive their laws? This resource offers an overview of the various sources of law, such as the Constitution, statutes passed by Congress, and judicial precedents established through court cases. It also reviews special systems of law, such as military and juvenile law.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level
This is a 4-H citizenship activity page set that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the 3 branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. This resource also includes a word search as well as directions for a mock election and a career scavenger hunt.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 220 Downloads
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 citizens.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 63 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 44 Views 306 Downloads
Workshop 4: Constitutional Convention
How do new amendments become part of the US Constitution? AP government students explore, analyze, and use the US Constitution to develop a deep understanding of the interworkings of law and government while practicing synthesis and research skills.
12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 9 Downloads
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 16 Views 65 Downloads
A Positive Spin
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election. They read and discuss an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they develop storyboards for positive campaigns.
6th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 268 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review George Washington: A National Treasure
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image analysis.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 42 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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. You can learn a lot from a slide show!
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 121 Views 313 Downloads
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.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Know Your Local Government
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.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 34 Downloads
A paycheck stub can offer loads of information on the taxes American citizens pay. This resource not only includes analysis of a stub as an activity, but also provides a wealth of informative reading material on such topics as the services taxes pay for, the difference between sales, excise, and income taxes, and the progressive tax system.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed