Get ready for rigorous and engaging lesson activities with this GIANT interactive unit! It provides you with resources that are perfect for leading your students to building a comprehensive understanding of U.S. government structures and processes, the Presidents, the 50 states, and major U.S. cities and landmarks. The activities provided here are designed to work in an interactive notebook with the curriculum you are already using to teach U.S. government. This makes utilizing this product a breeze - planning is easy and all activities are low or no prep! I have also included recommended websites for you to pull relevant supplemental articles from when using these activities or to use in fostering research/computer skills with your students. This curriculum incorporates a wide variety literacy skills while encouraging critical thinking, creating a strong alignment with the Common Core standards. Be sure to check out the preview file for teacher's notes, a full table of contents, and lots of activity pages!
Topics covered in detail:
-The Three Branches of Government (duties/responsibilities, qualifications, leadership, and structure)
-The President's Cabinet
-Balance of Power
-Checks and Balances
-Major and Minor Political Parties
-Making New Laws
-The Electoral College
-All U.S. Presidents (booklet and posters)
-All Fifty States (booklet)
-Major U.S. Cities and Landmarks (sort activity/assessment cards)
You get tons of interactive notebook activities, an electoral college simulation activity, word wall cards, booklets, posters, games/assessment activities, and much more!
Look for more of my social studies units to come!
Get a full version of this product and my U.S. History: America's Story product in one money-saving bundle here: U.S. History and Government Interactive Unit BUNDLE
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This product is © Mrs. Gauthier's Creation Station, 2017. It is intended for use by the original downloader and should not be distributed to others without the purchase of additional product licenses.