Satisfaction Please! (Part 3)

Understanding the US government's role proves very important in the American economy, especially for consumers. Scholars learn about how varying government agencies help them when facing an issue. The third and final resource in the series tackles the topic with readings, class discussion, simulation through a phone call, viewing a consumer report, watching videos of court proceedings, and even researching organizations by filling out a flow chart. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Differentiate for GATE by assigning a research project as the assessment where learners discuss the functions of one organization as well as that organization's pros and cons
Classroom Considerations

  • To gain a holistic view of the concepts, following the series sequentially makes understanding easier
  • Requires a computer with Internet access if teachers do not print the handouts
Pros

  • Supplies all needed links to access each federal agency
  • Variety of exercises holds attention and avoids distraction from the tasks
  • Scaffolds learning and uses constructivist methods of teaching
Cons

  • None