Who is the Government Fairy and What is She Doing here

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Make learning about the local, state and federal government more fun with a sprinkle of fairy dust! This unit kicks off with a read-aloud (or guided reading) story written at the 3.2 reading level called "Jenny and the Government Fairy". (as determined by Okapi Readability). Four activity sheets go with the story and match Common Core Reading Standards for 3rd and 4th grades. The unit then launches into government learning sheets, followed by worksheets and activities. Learning about government really can be fun!

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This unit includes:

Directions and ideas for using the reading story

Three page story to kick off the government study called "Jenny and the Government Fairy"

Vocabulary cards

Reading Worksheets

Common Core Reading Correlation sheets

Grading keys

Selections on local government including:
What does local government do?
What are taxes?
How does local government keep us safe?
How does local government help people get things they want in
their community?
What rules do people in local government follow?
What is a city charter?
What is a strong mayor?
What is a weak mayor?
What is a city manager?
What is a city council?
Town hall meetings
Worksheets
Grading keys
Quiz

Selections on the Federal Government
The Articles of Confederation
The three branches of government
The executive branch
The legislative branch
The judicial branch
Worksheets
Grading keys
Quiz

Selections on State Government
Executive and legislative branches
The State Supreme Court
Worksheet
Quiz

National symbols

State symbols

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Who is the Government Fairy and What is She Doing Here? by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
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2 Weeks

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Who is the Government Fairy and What is She Doing here
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