Snap It Up Saturday! Our Government may be shut down...But we're still learning!
Yep...our Government is still shut down. The ridiculousness is touching the folks in our area like never before. I have several coworkers who are already feeling the strain due to having husbands who work in government offices. If they would hurry up and get those political panties out of a wad, we would all be in much better shape. But even with the shutdowns, we are pressing right on through and have jumped into our unit on American government feet first. This is such an abstract concept…
I must admit. Teaching government to 5th graders in NOT my favorite unit. Personally, the learning and exploring of what our Founding Fathers created is incredible. However, so many of the things that they did are so above my kids that I feel like I am watering everything down to the point where it becomes "not as interesting." How can one get a child, who basically has no life experiences yet besides playground and sibling issues, who think that everyone's lives are just like their own…
Who Owns the Money? Economics for 4th Graders
Blog post at PragmaticMom : 4th Grade Economics: The Money System My college roommate, Rosie Rios, signs the money as the Treasurer of the United States. Raised in Hay[..]
Declaration of Independence: "In Your Words!" Students critique and restate!
Declaration of Independence: "In Your Words!" Students critique and restate! This Declaration of Independence lesson is included in the two larger bundles to save you big! Causes of the American Revolution Unit! Declaration of Independence Bundle! 2 Great Activities, 1 Great Price! Purchase ei...
Interactive, Fun-filled Experiences About the Federal Government
Using appealing, full-color illustrations, and engaging activities, Congress for Kids will extend your learning in the basics about the American federal government, elections, and citizenship.
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Celebrate Constitution Day - Kids Discover
Celebrate Constitution Day with these great resources from KIDS DISCOVER, including a free 8-page primer on the Bill of Rights, an infographic on How a Bill Becomes a Law, and an iPad app all about The Constitution.
Branches of Government Interactive Tree Activity
The three branches of government are showcased in this interactive activity. This resource can be used to introduce the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. government or to assess students' understanding of the 3 branches of government. Students will read facts about how our g...
The Powers of Government | PBS LearningMedia
In this interactive lesson supporting literacy skills, students learn about the three branches of the United States government. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a social studies focus on the powers that the Constitution assigns to each branch—legislative, executive, and judicial—and how the three branches work together. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.
Intro to Branches of Government (Smart Notebook)
A Smart Notebook presentation that I made for my 3rd grade class. It walks through the 3 branches of government with the kids. It also has opportunities to click on attached links to visit various government sites. I also tried to include some matching games for definitions, pictures of important go...