2nd Grade Local Government Unit Plan

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A roughly 14 day social studies unit plan for 2nd grade. The Zip folder contains the unit plan saved in both .pdf and in .rtf. The Zip folder also contains a free extra resources folder (with 9 files) that may come in handy. So, that's 12 lesson plans (with corresponding worksheets), an assessment, & 9 free files! Please let me know if you enjoy this product! :)

Key Concepts
• Branches of government
• Citizen
• City council
• Civic responsibility
• Common good
• Community
• Core democratic values
• Court
• Diversity
• Government
• Individual rights
• Laws
• Mayor
• Patriotism

Lesson Sequence with Corresponding Worksheets
Lesson 1: Diversity in a Community…pg. 6
Lesson 2: Why Do People Form Governments?...pg. 8
• “Why do People Form Governments?” Class Book (2 pages)
Lesson 3: Why do Communities Need Laws?...pg. 12
• Write a Law Worksheet (1 page)
Lesson 4: How is Our Local Government Organized? Part 1…pg. 15
Lesson 5: How is Our Local Government Organized? Part 2…pg. 17
• 3 Branches of Local Government Worksheet (2 pages)
Lesson 6: What Does our Government Do?...pg. 21
• Local Government Services Worksheet (2 pages)
Lesson 7: What do Core Democratic Values have to do with Government?...pg. 25
Lesson 8: Private Action VS. Government Action…pg. 27
• Vocabulary Review Worksheet (1 page)
Lesson 9: Make your own City part 1…pg. 30
• Designing Your Campaign Poster Resources (2 pages)
• Voter Registration Cards (1 page)
Lesson 10: Make your own City part 2…pg. 35
• Public Fate Cards & Mayor Fate Cards (2 pages)
Lesson 11: What are some of the Roles and Responsibilities of Citizens in our Local Community?...pg. 43
Lesson 12: What is the Pledge of Allegiance and Why is it Important?...pg. 45
• The Pledge of Allegiance Worksheet (1 Page)
Assessment…pg. 49 (5 pages)

Unit Abstract
Throughout this unit student explore the concept of local government. The unit begins with a lesson on diversity in communities. This lesson is also a review for why people live in communities. Next, students will explore why people form governments, including the importance of laws and the understanding of services provided by a local government. Then, students will dive further into understanding the importance of laws by writing a law for a problem in a pretend city. In a lesson on how our government is organized, students will learn the term ‘mayor’ and listen to a fiction and nonfiction text in order to understand the duties that a mayor has. Then, students explore the three branches of local government, the mayor, the city council, and the courts, as well as the job of each of these branches. In a lesson on core democratic values, students solve a problem by balancing individual rights with the common good. Next, students learn about the responsibilities of citizens in a local government. In a final lesson on the Pledge of Allegiance, students learn about patriotism and the importance of the Pledge of Allegiance. As a culminating activity, students take part in two simple city council meetings. During the meetings, students vote on laws and services for their pretend classroom city.

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Total Pages
51
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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2nd Grade Local Government Unit Plan
2nd Grade Local Government Unit Plan
2nd Grade Local Government Unit Plan
2nd Grade Local Government Unit Plan