A one-page warm-up I made for my Civics students comparing local government offices to both state and federal offices. I display this on the document projector-- I have also printed and used as a handout or worksheet.
This activity uses analogies (promote high-level thinking!) to compare the local government offices of Board of Supervisors, Mayor, and Manager to state and federal entities like Virginia's General Assembly, the President, and Governor.
Answer key included. Covers Virginia SOL CE.8a