We make our way through our government unit by trying to answer five big questions. We do a number of activities, readings, and watch a view videos to answer these questions. Below, you will find some of the videos and things we do organized by question.

A great resource to find information is Ask Ben: Click here!

Here is another one called Congress for Kids: Click here!

Question 1: Why do we need a government?

We imagine what life would be like without rules and laws, then discuss the reason for why the Founding Fathers established our Constitution. The Preamble, or introduction, to the Constitution lays it out well.

Question 4: How is the Government Organized?

Here are some pictures needed in class to create a three-page brochure:

Brochure File


White House

Supreme Court





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