To identify the many problems that local governments face in trying to provide services for their residents.
1 class period
In this lesson, students read about common challenges of local governments, such as population changes, financial difficulties, conflicts in authority, and much more. While doing so, class members need to complete the sentences by filling in the appropriate words, names, and terms from a list provided before each reading section.
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.