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Branches and Structure of Government

Teacher-endorsed lessons & activities

A Community at Work
CE.8a
Looking at community problems and citizens who work to solve them
CE.7b, 7c (change directions to address state or national problems)

Appointed Officials
CE.7d
State officials: Who are they? What are their duties?

Local Concerns/Local Powers
CE.8a
Read about local concerns that may be resolved by local government

State and Local Officials
CE.7a, 8a
Learning about duties of officials from news stories

How International Events Impact Local Government
CE.9c
Read about international issue of event, identify 5Ws, make local connections

Presidential News
CE.6d
Why is the president in the news?

Advice for a Local Candidate
CE.9b
Write letter to candidate (influence public policy)

Help Wanted: President of the United States
CE.6d
Find articles that show the president performing duties. Write a help-wanted ad for President of the U.S.

Help Wanted: Governor of Virginia
CE.7d
Review duties of governor. Write a help-wanted ad for Governor.