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Why do we have governments? (Government - Lesson 1.1)

Why do we have governments? (Government - Lesson 1.1)
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1.1 PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT: Why do we have governments?


--Analyze the purposes of government and create laws that reflect the purposes.
Square activity:
--Have students work in groups.
--Each group analyzes the many smaller squares within the larger square.
--Argue between groups over final answers.
--Encourage one person in some groups to stand up and take charge, encourage others to choose someone to represent their answer.
--About five students will stand before the classroom.
--Ask: So, lets say your life depends on this answer. Do you want this person representing you? Did you have a say?

Motivation: Square activity: How many squares are within this one square?

Standards: SS Standard 5 Civics and Citizenship

Vocabulary: government

1.1 How many squares? (Attached Handout)
1.1 Exit Slips: Why do we have governments?

Common Core Standards: W4
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