County Basics

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New Review

To understand the concept of a county government system, scholars read a short passage, view a helpful visual aid, use the web to conduct some research about their local areas, and then answer related questions online.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Differentiate for beginning English learners during the activity by using a service such as Google Translate to help them understand the directions
  • Consider describing the concept of your local county in an additional way, such as through a physical model, guest speaker, or even a class field trip
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a free iCivics account to gain access to all information
  • Fifth in a seven-part series exploring local government
Pros

  • Helps make learning meaningful by relating county governments to high schoolers' local areas
  • Encourages an Internet-savvy class
Cons

  • None
Common Core