Use images and lessons from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/
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.
The Democracy Project from PBS kids presents this great site!
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
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.