Rotating Interviews with Local Government Officials

As part of their study of local government, class members interview local officials about their duties, their reasons for serving, and the issues they face.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to attend a local government meeting or hearing
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise assumes that local government officials are available and willing to engage in the interview process
  • Requires extensive teacher preparation

  • The detailed plan includes suggestions for how to contact and recruit resource people, for how to prepare the classroom, and how to prepare class members



  • None
Common Core