Make learning about the local, state and federal government more fun with a sprinkle of fairy dust! This unit kicks off with a read-aloud (or guided reading) story written at the 3.2 reading level called "Jenny and the Government Fairy". (as determined by Okapi Readability). Four activity sheets go with the story and match Common Core Standards for 3rd and 4th grade.
This unit includes:
Directions and ideas for using the reading story
Three page story to kick off the government study
Common Core Correlation sheets
Selections on local government including:
What does local government do?
What are taxes?
How does local government keep us safe?
How does local government help people get things they want in
What rules do people in local government follow?
What is a city charter?
What is a strong mayor?
What is a weak mayor?
What is a city manager?
What is a city council?
Town hall meetings
Selections on the Federal Government
The Articles of Confederation
The three branches of government
The executive branch
The legislative branch
The judicial branch
Selections on State Government
Executive and legislative branches
The State Supreme Court
Who is the Government Fairy and What is She Doing Here?
by Jan Bernard
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