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Below is a sample breakdown of the United States Government chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||What is Government? - Definition, Role and Functions I||Understanding the U.S. government|
|Tuesday||What is Government? - Definition, Role and Functions II||The responsibilities of the government|
|Wednesday||The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial||The distinctions among these three government branches|
|Thursday||What is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities and Challenges||The duties of the governments of towns, districts and municipalities|
|Friday||What is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities and Challenges||The branches of state government|
1. What is Government? - Definition, Role & Functions
In this lesson, we will examine the various definitions of government. Then we will take a close look at the functions of the U.S. government and the role it plays in citizens' everyday lives.
2. The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial
In 1787, leaders from each of the states gathered to write the United States Constitution. The Constitution sets out how our nation is governed and creates a system that separates powers between different branches. This lesson explores the three branches of our federal government.
3. What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities & Challenges
Each of the 50 states has a state government. Within those states, each county and municipality also has a government. This lesson explains the organization of local governments and explores the powers and responsibilities of local governments.
4. What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges
The United States has a federal government and each of the 50 states has a state government. This lesson explains the organization of state governments, and explores the powers and responsibilities of state governments.
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