Sunday, January 9, 2011

Government Project

Before Christmas break we completed our government unit in social studies. This has always been one of those units that I have a love/hate feeling towards. American Government has always been a very interesting topic to me, but I have found that it is a very difficult concept for students to grasp. I think that it is so abstract that students have a difficult time making connections to all of the concepts, and the vocabulary is very difficult for young student-there are some really big words for third graders in this unit!  It has taken me several years of experimenting with new activities and graphic organizers to finally feel like I can teach about government in a way that excites students, and I'm always looking for new fun ideas. One of my favorite culminating activities is the 3 Branches of Government Project, in government pack. In this project students complete a model or some type of display to represent the three branches of government and the levels of government at each level. My students really enjoyed the project, and I was so proud of everyone's completed work!

This student turned his project into an activity where other students had to unscramble the words of each branch of government.



2 comments:

OwlsinThird said...

Hello, I am also in Georgia and preparing a similar project for my students. I checked your TPT page but couldn't find this. I was more interested in the rubric that went with this.

Desire said...

I was unable to find these materials.

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