Social Studies - 3rd Grade
Students will understand the principles of civic responsibility in classroom, community, and country.
Ben's Guide to the Branches of Government
Use this link to find out the different branches of our national government.
Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids
Explore branches of the government, how laws are made, the difference between National and State government, etc.
Like Father, Like Son: Presidential Families
The lessons in this unit provide an opportunity for students to learn about and discuss two U.S. families in which both the father and son became President. Students will address questions such as: What types of people might become President of the United States? What type of training as a child do you think these father/son pairs had to enable them to become President? Students will explore how these Presidential sons were like their fathers, and will personally explore how they think they are like their own parents.
This lesson plan has students do a scavenger hunt to learn about a local government.
Symbols of U.S. Government
This site will help students identify and show respect for national symbols such as the U.S. flag and the bald eagle.
The First Amendment: What's Fair in a Free Country?
After completing the lessons in this unit, students will be able to
summarize the contents of the First Amendment, and give an example of speech that is protected by the Constitution and speech that is not protected by the Constitution.
UEN Civics: Government, Citizenship, Elections
Find out the basics of Government, Citizenship, and Elections with this extensive UEN collection of Social Studies websites.
http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education
(USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education
(USHE). Send questions or comments to USBE
and see the Social Studies website. For
general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director
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