Students will learn about the essential characteristics of state government including the duties and functions associated with the legislative, executive and judicial branches. This lesson will reveal the impact that agencies amd commissions have on students' lives and illustrate the law-making process at the state level.
Students will be able to:
ANTICIPATE the lesson by asking students the following question: “Can anyone name one way that the state you live in affects your daily life?”
DISTRIBUTE The Great State reading for students.
READ The Great State as a class, using active reading strategies with students such as:
DISTRIBUTE the graphic organizer and display the graphic organizer transparency.
WALK THROUGH both transparencies of the graphic organizer with the students, allowing them to fill in the blanks.
DISTRIBUTE the review pages, introducing the instructions for each activity, and allow students to complete individually, in small groups, or as a class.
REVIEW student completion and answers as a check for understanding.