Government

Topic Description

Government plays a critical role both in the day to day lives of a city’s citizens as well as defining a nation’s values and guiding principles. The following lesson plans provide a look into the inner workings of the different vehicles of government.

Overarching Themes

  • The functioning of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches
  • Connections between local, state, and national governing bodies
  • How individuals gain, maintain, or lose power within a political system
  • The creation of political systems and structures