To understand how local government is organized and how it functions in its various units.
1 class period
This activity makes it more enjoyable for students to learn about local government, which generally includes areas such as counties, cities, towns, and villages, by finding and circling key words, names, and terms in four word search puzzles. These words, names, and terms are then used to complete sentences surrounding each puzzle.
• Puzzle 1: Local Government
• Puzzle 2: Units of Local Government
• Puzzle 3: Functions of Local Government
• Puzzle 4: Relations with Higher Levels of Government
Teacher Instructions are included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used later on as a review exercise.