Structure and Roles of Government

Civic Engagement for Us?

Civic Responsibility, Structure and Roles of Government
Trustee: Charles Clymer
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Examine forms of civic engagement and responsibilities of government at various levels.

State and National Legislatures

Civic Responsibility, Legislation and Policy Making, Structure and Roles of Government Trustee: Amy Wong Mok
Grade Level: 11-12
Time: 45 minutes Description: Students will compare and contrast the state and national processes for how a bill becomes a law; and understand how citizens can become engaged in the legislative process.   Discover Your Inner Politician

Structure and Roles of Government

Trustees: Dan Gattis/Patrick Rose and Annette Strauss
Grade Level: 6-12
Time: 30-45 minutes
Description: Students will take a personality test to see for which government office they would be best suited.

Everything is Political

Legislation and Policy Making
Trustees: Dan Gattis and Patrick Rose
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will craft a piece of legislation.

Tilting the Balance of Power

Structure and Roles of Government
Trustees: Dan Gattis/Patrick Rose and Amy Wong Mok
Grade Level: 5-12
Time: 45-55 minutes
Description: Students will create a visual of three branches of government and their respective responsibilities.

Function and Structure

Structure and Roles of Government
Trustee: Terrence Fontaine
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will build a list of local government structures and functions.

Where Do You Draw the Line?

Legislation and Policy Making, Structure and Roles of Government
Trustee: Bill Ratliff
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will debate the pros and cons of different methods of congressional redistricting.