This unit makes U.S. government more fun to teach and easier for students to understand. In this unit, students will learn about the different layers of government (federal, state, and local) and the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) by comparing it to the leaders in a school.
1. Students will create the identity of the classroom.
- They will use Greek and Latin roots to name their classroom.
- They will design a flag.
- They will write a motto.
- They will write an anthem.
- They will research an animal and select a symbol.
2. Students will set up the government.
- They will learn about different types of government.
- They will learn about the branches of government.
- They will hold elections for the different branches of government in the room.
3. Students will set up the framework for the government.
- They will discuss the rights and responsibilities of people in the classroom.
- They will learn about the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
- They will discuss the rules and laws of the classroom.
- They will learn about symbols and monuments in the U.S.
- They will create a poster about their classroom.
- They will learn about how a bill becomes a law and act it out!
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