Teacher-endorsed lessons & activities
A Community at Work
Looking at community problems and citizens who work to solve them
CE.7b, 7c (change directions to address state or national problems)
State officials: Who are they? What are their duties?
Local Concerns/Local Powers
Read about local concerns that may be resolved by local government
State and Local Officials
Learning about duties of officials from news stories
How International Events Impact Local Government
Read about international issue of event, identify 5Ws, make local connections
Why is the president in the news?
Advice for a Local Candidate
Write letter to candidate (influence public policy)
Help Wanted: President of the United States
Find articles that show the president performing duties. Write a help-wanted
ad for President of the U.S.
Help Wanted: Governor of Virginia
Review duties of governor. Write a help-wanted ad for Governor.