The Government and Me: A Project Based Learning Unit
Project based learning is a great way to integrate your curriculum, and be able to include reading, writing, math, science and social studies to have in-depth discovery and have your students be in charge of the learning process.
This project based learning unit is a 4 week government unit that will cover writing, math, and social studies standards.
During this project, your students will:
Learn about local and national governments.
Students will know the difference between:
*local, state, and national governments.
*They will determine what these parts of our government do for us and WHO runs these parts.
*Work together to find information within Web Quests and learning centers.
*Experience some expert visits
*become newspaper reporters.
Included in this project based unit:
1. Timeline and suggested lesson plans for the duration of the project.
2. Checklists and rubrics for students and teachers to follow.
3. PowerPoint presentations to display for mini-lessons.
4. Ideas for experts and/or field trips within your project.
5. Center activities to utilize during this project.
6. Vocabulary cards
7. Graphic organizers
8. Formative and Summative assessments (this includes actual quizzes/tests, rubrics and outlines)
9. Web Quests with detailed directions (recently updated).
10. Letters to send home about the project
11. A math (graphing) component
12. A list of websites and literature you should check out to go along with this project
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