This 3 week unit covers 21 standards of civics and government for the primary grades with resources for whole group, independent work, center work, and homework.
Who is it for?
1st Graders (6 to 7-year-olds)
2nd Graders, (7 to 8-year-olds)
-23 worksheets of varying difficulty level for all students, independent work, and whole group instruction -15 answer keys for the corresponding worksheets, making them an excellent option for independent center work -13 colorful posters address a range of topics throughout the unit -3 mini books for students to fill in the blank, illustrate, cut, and create -2 sets of fact cards which correspond with posters and worksheets – print each set back to back to supply students with take-home material or study aids -42 vocabulary cards which correspond to the entire unit, with 4 extra blank cards – wonderful addition to any review or center work
Understand the meaning of honesty, compassion, respect, and responsibility. -Understand the meaning and difference between rights and responsibilities -Describe some responsibilities people have at home. -Discuss the roles of people in families who hold positions of authority at home. -Explain the purpose and importance of rules and procedures in schools. Identify some reasons for rules in school. -Give examples of people who have the power and authority to make and enforce rules in school. -Give examples of the use of power without authority in school. -Explain how decisions can be made or how conflicts might be resolved in fair and just ways. -Describe some responsibilities people have at school. -Explain the rights and responsibilities students have in the school community. -Describe the characteristics of responsible citizenship in the school community. -Demonstrate the appropriate procedures for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. -Demonstrate the ability to explain the general mean¬ing of the Pledge of Allegiance -Demonstrate the ability to sing national songs and explain the general meaning of the lyrics -Explain the purpose and importance of laws and procedures in the community. -Give examples of people who have the power and authority to make and enforce laws in the community. -Discuss the basic role of the current president of the United States, governor, and mayor. -Identify the current President of the United States. -Understand the idea of democracy. -Identify important symbols of the United States of America and democracy. -On a map of the United States, locate Washington, D.C. and identify it as the capital of the United States of America.
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