Learning about the US Government can be a bit abstract for younger kiddos. Why not teach it through an anchor text? Using The Adventures of The Bailey School Kids Werewolves Don't Run For President, you will read a chapter a day and then teach key concept about the American Government & US Democracy. Students can relate the ideas to a more concrete example of Democracy & Government provided in the book. Its a perfect way to help students understand the role and basic structure of the US Government.
This Unit Includes:
*Daily lesson Plans (11 days worth- but could take longer depending upon the amount of time allocated to the unit each day)
*Comprehension Questions for each chapter
*Answer Key for the Comprehension Questions
*Ancillary material to go with each chapter to include- What does the President do?, learning about voting, learning about becoming a US citizen, QR activity about Air Force One, Bill of Rights activity, Branches of Government activity and drawing, learning about former LA mayor Tom Bradley, local, state, & national government activity.
Additional Books that will be helpful to have for this unit:
Vote! By: Eileen Christelow
A Very Important Day by Maggie Rugg Herold
A book about what the President does such as What Does the Preisident Do? By: David J Jakubiak
****Other American History Resources:
American Symbols Paper Bag Scrapbook
Gerorge Washington & Abraham Lincoln Comparison Unit