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The Impact of Local Government
Subjects Utah Studies, Government
Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students will strengthen their understanding of the connection between their local government and the needs and interests of their community.
Suggested Time Allowance:: 45 minutes-1 hour
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WRAP-UP/HOMEWORK: Using her or her group's survey developed in class, each group member surveys a minimum of ten people of voting age who live in your community. In the next class period, groups meet again and calculate and analyze their findings. What were some of the general and specific concerns regarding their group's topic? How might each concern be addressed by local politicians? What local politicians would be related to the groups issue? Each member of the group identifies a different local politician. Then each student writes this politician a letter, in which he or she explains the group's findings and inquires about that politician's take on the issue. Peer-edit the letters before mailing them. If possible, invite some local politicians to class for a round-table discussion about how the local government impacts various aspects of daily life in your community.
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