Teaching government

Make learning about government fun and interactive with these engaging ideas for teaching government to students. Help them understand the importance of civic participation and inspire them to become active citizens.
Teaching History, Teaching Tools, Teaching Learning Material, 4th Grade Social Studies, Teaching Government, Teaching Us History, 6th Grade Social Studies, Homeschool Geography, 5th Grade Social Studies

I like to keep my students guessing about they'll be doing in class each day. And, one of my favorite twists is to let my students use food as a manipulative. In particular, I like to have my students use gummy bears to create scenes that represent various topics. It may seem a little odd, but my students (even my too cool for just about anything Seniors) love this change of pace. Here are some different ways I've used gummy bears in my classes. 1. Civics - As a introduction to different…

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Jayln WOOTEN
the ART of learning: Gummy Bear Government Art, Learning, Teaching, Gummy Bears, The Learning, Gummies, The Learning Experience, World History Classroom, Classroom

We have been studying the different types of government that can be found around the world today and throughout history. The most common include, Anarchy, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Theocracy, Democracy, and Republic. In order to better understand these systems, we first applied hand motions to them (See THIS post to watch these in action), created a flip book with their definitions, and finally, ACTED them out with GUMMY BEARS! I got the idea for this off of a pinterest picture and…

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Remingtonkeckler
Have you ever looked out into the faces of the your students to see blank stares, wondering eyes, fiddling fingers, or students snoring?  I ... Pre K, Motivation, 4th Grade Social Studies, 5th Grade Social Studies, Middle School Math, Special Education Classroom, 3rd Grade Social Studies, Elementary Economics, Social Studies Middle School

Have you ever looked out into the faces of the your students to see blank stares, wondering eyes, fiddling fingers, or students snoring? I think it happens to all of us! Also, do your students want snack time right after they walk in the door? Do you find someone sneaking their snack or part of their lunch during class? How about this....do you get hungry throughout the day and want to sneak a snack? I know I do! Sooooooo.......here is some food for thought: Why not use food for motivation?…

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killeen koontz