This Examine Your State Government's Demographics lesson plan also includes:
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How is your state government organized? How many elected officials are women? What is the mean age of your state representatives? Young scholars answer these questions in a research project before creating a chart to reflect their responses.
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- Use the resource when discussing an upcoming local election
- Extend the activity by having class members focus on one branch of state government, or comparing the demographics of their state government to the federal government
- Demographics are updated through 2007; have learners find current numbers
- Brings a real-world focus to a government lesson that may feel abstract to some members of the class