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Grades 2–4 Lesson Plan including curricula links, teaching sequence, and activity ideas. Teach your class about the institutions and systems of American government as a constitutional republic, and the reasons for them. The book explains the roles of the president, Congress, Supreme Court, state government and other national bodies and how they operate.
Supports English Language Arts and Social Studies curricula for Civics and US History.
Curriculum aims covered include:
- Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA): Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- National Council for Social Studies: College Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools: Civics
D2.Civ.1.3-5. Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.
D2.Civ.12.3-5. Explain how rules and laws change society, and how people change rules and laws.Center for Civic Education: National Standards for Civics and Government (K-4) content standards: What is Government and What Should It Do? How Does the Government Established by the Constitution Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy?
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