This resource includes government activities that match Ohio's Learning Standards for Third Grade. It contains introduction slides for each standard along with the activities for each standard below.
The standards included are:
9. Members of local communities have social and political responsibilities. (4 Activities)
10.Individuals make the community a better place by solving problems in a way that promotes the common good. (3 Activities)
11. Laws are rules which apply to all people in a community and describe ways people are expected to behave. Laws promote order and security, provide public services and protect the rights of individuals in the local community. (2 Activities)
12. Governments have authority to make and enforce laws. (2 Activities)
13. The structure of governments may differ from one community to another. (2 Activities)
The Following Activities are Included:
•Voting on an Issue
•Voting on Issues Extension
•Interviewing a Family Member or Someone in the School Building
•Creating a Space for Concerns
•Acting Out Problems
•Developing a Class Constitution
•Students Examine Laws
•Learning About the Difference between a Democracy and a Dictatorship
•Why does the government have consequences for breaking the laws?
•Understanding the Structure of Local Governments
•Designing a Brochure for Your Communities Government
•Vocabulary Matching Game
The lessons in this pack focus on discussion, research, and some modeling for students to learn the skills above.
This is part of my Third Grade Social Studies Bundle!
The Resources Below are Included in the Bundle:
History Lessons for Third Grade
Economic Lessons for Third Grade
Geography Lessons for Third Grade
Assessments for Third Grade Social Studies
Social Studies Vocabulary Assessments