Civics & Government Unit 1: The Purpose of Government
⭐️ In this civics & government unit, students discuss the purpose of government. Students will learn about why we have government and how the government serves citizens. Students will watch original videos, follow along through a Google Slides (downloadable to PowerPoint) presentation, and complete activities that will help them learn about the purpose of government. This resource includes 10 days of lessons, videos, and activities on this topic.
⭐️ Includes a mix of multimedia and printables, along with an original video to introduce the material. Everything you need in one spot!
⭐️ This unit is perfect for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. It was created to align with SS.2.CG.1.1 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about the purpose of government.
Please Note: This picture book is recommended for use to complement these lessons: What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernic.
✏️ Convenience – Everything you need for this unit is all in one place!
✏️Engaging Multimedia – This resource will capture your students’ attention while they learn important social studies topics. Integrates text, activities, and multimedia to help students understand the topics and stay engaged in the material.
✏️ Included Lesson Plans – Lesson plans provide a nine-day strategy for easy classroom implementation.
- Unit Overview
- 10 Thirty Minute Lesson Plans
- Vocabulary Cards
- KWL Graphic Organizer
- Google Slides Presentation
- The Purpose of Government
- Custom Videos (this professional quality video was created specifically for this resource is embedded into the presentation)
- Presentation Slides
- Vocabulary Sort
- Read Aloud Books
- Career Spotlight: Supreme Court Justice
*Answer Key Included
The information provided in this unit is research-based. It was carefully created to be historically accurate and represent the indigenous groups the way they wish to be represented. Graphics and photos were carefully selected to be as historically accurate as possible.
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