My Entire North Carolina Government Unit (BUNDLE)

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My Entire North Carolina Government Unit (BUNDLE)

The bundle includes all 9 of my North Carolina Government products and lessons found individually in my store.

Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities
This product introduces students to the rights and responsibilities of citizens at home, school, in the community, state, and country. It includes 6 pages of text, 13 multiple choice/open-ended questions, and a 2 page cut-n-paste activity. A total of 8 students pages are included with an emphasis on what it means to be a good citizen.

Vocabulary: citizen, rights, responsibilities

Topics include:
Rights & Responsibilities at Home
Rights & Responsibilities at School
Rights & Responsibilities in Your Community & State
Rights & Responsibilities in Your Country

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North Carolina's Local Government
This product introduces students to North Carolina's local government with 6 pages of text for students to read, 10 vocabulary matching questions, and 20 multiple choice and open-ended questions aligned with the text. A total of 11 students pages make up this mini-unit on local government.

Vocabulary: citizen, appoint, mandate, county seat, income tax, property tax, sales tax, revenue, ordinance, municipality

Topics included:
Where did counties come from?
What is local government?
Who runs the county?
What is municipal government?
Why do we need local government?

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The Three Branches of North Carolina Government
This product introduces students to the three branches of North Carolina government - Legislative,Executive, and Judicial, as well as, a comparison to our state and national government. Each branch is broken down into terms students can easily understand.

Vocabulary: legislators, biennially, citizen, veto, unjust, petition, appeal, trial court

This product includes 3 reading comprehension/informational text pages with 24 multiple choice questions and 8 fill in the blank questions. (32 questions total) A graphic organizer of the 3 branches of government is also included to help students visually see the importance of these branches to our state and national government.

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How a Bill Becomes a Law
This product introduces students to the process and steps it takes for a bill to become a law in North Carolina. I have included 6 pages of text for students to read with 20 multiple choice and open-ended questions aligned with the text. A separate activity is also included where students are required to number the step in order from 1-12 describing how an idea becomes a bill and then possibly a law.

Vocabulary: bill, law, amendment, ratify, veto, chamber

Topics /Headings Included:
Who Can Suggest a Law?
Introduction of Bills
Committees Review Bills
House or Senate Debate the Bill
Bill is Sent to the "Other" Chamber
Changes in the Bill
Sent to the Governor
What happens next?
It Can Be Complicated!
Do you have an idea for a new law?
Summary: How Our Laws are Made
The 4 Main Steps
The Actual Journey of a Bill

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The North Carolina State Constitution
This activity introduces the North Carolina State Constitution. For students, it's hard to understand the constitution in it's own wording. I have rewritten it in words that students can understand and comprehend. The background of our state constitution is given with regards to the 3 times it has been written. The three branches of government are included and it's importance to our state and national government. 

Vocabulary: amendment, revision

The text is broken down in sections based on each time it was written and the major amendments that were set forth at the time.  Students are given 16 questions to answers - multiple choice and open ended which align with the text.

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The United States Preamble compared to The North Carolina Preamble
This product introduces students to the United States and North Carolina Preamble. It includes: it's purposes, principles and goals of government established by our national and state constitution. To gain better understanding, students are required to rewrite the Preamble in their "own" words. Help may be needed from the teacher and thesauruses are handy to have on hand.

Vocabulary: preamble

This activity begins by defining a preamble and explains the differences between the United States Preamble and the North Carolina Preamble. North Carolina Preamble reference cards are included for students. Students are required to rewrite the Preamble in their own words using a thesaurus.

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The United States Bill of Rights & the North Carolina Declaration of Rights
This product is broken down into 2 parts. Part 1 includes background information on The United States Bill of Rights which an activity for students to complete comparing the constitutional words to explanations students can understand. Part 2 includes background information on The North Carolina Declaration of Rights and introduces the first 10 sections found in the Declaration of Rights.

Students are required to explain each section in their own words and how it could impact them as a citizen. A cut-n-paste activity is included which asks students to match the correct wording under the first 10 sections of the NC Declaration of Rights. An additional page is included which allows students to compare the first 10 sections of the NC Declaration of Rights to the US Bill of Rights, and where similarities and differences are found in each.

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North Carolina Government Test
This is a 6 page, 40 question comprehensive test aligned to my North Government lessons included within this bundle. This test includes multiple choice and open ended questions and is a cumulative test on the following:

Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities
NC Local Government 
The Three Branches of NC Government
How a Bill Becomes a Law
The NC State Constitution
The US Preamble vs. The NC Preamble
The US Bill of Rights & The NC Declaration of Rights


A Venn-diagram is included that allows students to compare and contrast the United States Government to the North Carolina Government.

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BONUS: A Virtual Field Trip to Raleigh, NC
I added this bonus activity for free as a thank you for purchasing my bundle! This is a fun virtual field trip activity to our state capitol, Raleigh, NC.

I created this virtual field trip activity as part of an introduction for my 4th graders field trip to Raleigh, NC. On this field trip, we visit the Legislative Building, Capitol Building, NC Museum of Natural Sciences and NC History Museum in Raleigh. It was created to use with 4 videos from the You Tube Channel: Greater Raleigh.

Links to the videos:
Video #1: NC Legislative Building
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C25LZH-IMk&feature=plcp

Video #2: NC State Capitol 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsmDkq3D4n0&feature=plcp

Video #3: NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DQic9buUfI

Video #4: NC Museum of History 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZibsGNeRzDc&feature=plcp

The questions are used as a video guide for students and introduces them to some of the most historical and visited places in Raleigh, NC. 

*Each lesson align perfectly with 4th Grade North Carolina Essential Standards.

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My Entire North Carolina Government Unit (BUNDLE)
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My Entire North Carolina Government Unit (BUNDLE)
My Entire North Carolina Government Unit (BUNDLE)