Lesson Plan

Governing Communities

The government at the local level acts as perhaps one of the most relevant government systems to many in their communities. Learners discover how the local government shapes their lives and the similarities and differences between the federal and local government in the resource. Exercises include reading, completing worksheets, researching, and participating in a class discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your class by assigning scholars to complete the research task individually at home
Classroom Considerations
  • Needs a free iCivics account to access all material
  • Requires computers with Internet access for every learner
  • The first of seven in a series on local government
  • Includes an exit ticket activity that develops writing ability
  • Directly teaches Internet and technology skills
  • Knowledge of local government and its members is meaningful to students' everyday lives
  • None