This unit will teach students about the purpose and need for government, how the government gains its power from the people, and it will introduce the concept of a written constitution.
It is intended for 3rd Grade, but could be used with students in 2nd and 4th grade as well!
The file includes 35 pages of detailed lesson plans and activities:
1. Word Wall
2. 5 lessons with detailed plans (see below)
3. 12 student activities (including a mini simulation!)
4. Answer Keys
5. Images for key definitions and all Essential Questions
6. Questions and activities for higher level thinking
Each lesson has an Essential Question. This question will be the focus of each particular lesson.
Lesson 1: Why does our class have rules?
Lesson 2: How is our school organized?
Lesson 3: How does the government keep us safe?
Lesson 4: Do I have rights?
Lesson 5: Where does the government get its power?
It's a great unit for United States History or Civics at the elementary level.
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