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5 Themes: Civic Literacy

http://www.icivics.org  

 
 

 

Use images and lessons from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/

 

 

Jury Duty https://www.icivics.org/games/we-the-jury

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3749996

 

 

Compare to other world governments

 

Practice using your voice http://personalexcellence.co/blog/constructive-criticism/

 

Visit local government businesses, such as banks, post office, courthouse, police station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click: Branches of the Government Game 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Democracy Project from PBS kids presents this great site!

Click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

 

Number your paper 1-10, skipping lines between numbers.

 

At each number, label it according to the map on the site above. This should be labeled like this:

On the Road

Health Care

School

Police

Firefighters

TV

Library

The Park

In Court

At Home

 

As a class, we will do a form of "Think, Pair, Share" with the information on each category.

 

I will read the information aloud. 

 

Write down one thing that the government does for us. 

 

Pair with a partner and talk about your answer.

 

      Share your answers with the class.

 

      At the end, we will make individual PowerPoint presentations on our findings.