Branches of Government with the Government Fairy Plus TPT Easel

Dragons Den
Grade Levels
3rd - 4th, Homeschool
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Formats Included
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  • Activity
  • Assessment
58 pages
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Use this Pdf and Digital resource to make learning about the three branches of government, plus the local, state and federal government more fun. The key is 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 Reading Standards for 3rd and 4th grades. The unit then launches into government learning sheets, followed by worksheets and activities. Learning about government really can be fun!

Grading Keys provided where needed.

Some pages are given in two forms, one for drawing a picture of a concept, and one that allows students to write about the concept. Different versions and formats of pages are also included, and have been included for use in the online resource which is also included in your purchase.

This resource also includes both a digital Easel activity, and a short 10 question assessment.


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Teachers also have access to a short 10 question assessment.


This unit includes:

  • Directions and ideas for using the reading story

  • Three page story to kick off the government study called "Jenny and the Government Fairy"

  • Vocabulary cards

  • Reading Worksheets

  • Common Core Reading Correlation sheets

  • Grading keys

  • 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

their community?

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


Grading keys


  • Selections on the Federal Government

The Articles of Confederation

The three branches of government

The executive branch

The legislative branch

The judicial branch


Grading keys


  • Selections on State Government

Executive and legislative branches

The State Supreme Court



  • National symbols

  • State symbols

  • An Easel Activity

  • A digital 10 question quiz


Comments about this resource include:

Amazing product! This was my entire unit for government and everything was easy for the students to understand and relate to.

This lesson was fantastic for 3rd grade government. The kids loved the activities and were engaged for the entire thing. I was really impressed with the entire lesson.

This was an amazing packet!!! My students loved it and so did I!!!! Thank you so much!

Tons of information, with worksheets to go with. Cute story! Great way to intrigue the minds of children. TY!!


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About this Teacher Author

Jan Bernard

National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.

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Who is the Government Fairy and What is She Doing Here? by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Total Pages
58 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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