Teaching government systems with gummy bears. I love using unconventional means to teach an idea/concept!!

Teaching government systems with gummy bears. I love using unconventional means to teach an idea/concept!!

Throughout #July4th or even just watching the news, listen for these important terms and mark off the squares on the board. How quickly can you fill your board? Great for kids to get more familiar with The Bill of Rights. #DIY

Throughout #July4th or even just watching the news, listen for these important terms and mark off the squares on the board. How quickly can you fill your board? Great for kids to get more familiar with The Bill of Rights. #DIY

Get links to great government games and activities on this post! Everything you need to suppliment your government unit is here!

How Does Government Work?

Get links to great government games and activities on this post! Everything you need to suppliment your government unit is here!

Types of Government Infographic for 3rd grade social studies. Have students buddy read and then write about which type of government they would choose if they were creating their own country.

Types of Government Infographic for 3rd grade social studies. Have students buddy read and then write about which type of government they would choose if they were creating their own country.

FREE printables for Grace for President, Duck for President - Teaching Government & Elections {Weekend Links} from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Teaching Government & Elections to Kids {Weekend Links}

FREE printables for Grace for President, Duck for President - Teaching Government & Elections {Weekend Links} from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

3 branches of government song - Teaching Government & Elections {Weekend Links} from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Teaching Government & Elections to Kids {Weekend Links}

After learning about the constitution and the three branches of government, I enjoy having my students do this to learn more about the judicial branch.

After learning about the constitution and the three branches of government, I enjoy having my students do this to learn more about the judicial branch.

Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities

Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities

Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities vocabulary cards can help students remember the differences between the terms. I do not think I would teach it off of a worksheet or flash cards, but I think these terms are important to know.

The PBS "President for a Day" interactive game (Grades 3-8) let's children become President and see how the Government affects them in the decision it makes. More fun activities too at PBS KIDS: The Democracy Project.

How Does Government Work?

The PBS "President for a Day" interactive game (Grades 3-8) let's children become President and see how the Government affects them in the decision it makes. More fun activities too at PBS KIDS: The Democracy Project.

Overly simplistic, but accurate enough. We are SUPPOSED to be a Republic. We are now a mixture of a few, such as Communism & Tyranny. DEFINITELY not a Republic any longer. We still can take it back!

Overly simplistic, but accurate enough. We are SUPPOSED to be a Republic. We are now a mixture of a few, such as Communism & Tyranny. DEFINITELY not a Republic any longer. We still can take it back!

Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Teaching Government in the Primary Grades. FREEBIE from Sailing into Second.

Teaching Government in the Primary Grades

Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Teaching Government in the Primary Grades. FREEBIE from Sailing into Second.

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