$150 for 5 weeks
6 - 8 years old
Session 1: People Need Laws
Students will define the vocabulary terms law, government and clearly.
Students will learn how laws keep a community safe, clean, and fair for everyone.
Students will explain how government is a group of people who make laws.
Students will recognize signs that show laws and how they must respond to them.
Students will identify laws that keep them safe at home, in the classroom and in their community.
Students will discover how labels on their toys tell them how to use a toy safely.
Students will understand the importance of clearly expressing their ideas.
Think of a rule at home. Draw a picture of yourself following the rule and write a sentence about that rule. Be ready to share you drawing and sentence with the class in the next session.
Session 2: Government and Leaders
Students will define the vocabulary words mayor, governor and President.
Students will analyze the different levels of government (city, state and federal) and where they work.
Students will explain how the President, governors, mayors help make each of their communities a safe place to live.
Students will understand how past presidents Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped the United States.
Students will discover how past governors Queen Cleopatra, Emperor Caesar Augustus and Emperor Mansa Musa were important leaders in their communities.
Students will understand why George Washington was an important leader for the United States.
Choose a leader we talked about and create a trading card for that leader. Be ready to share your card to the class in the next session.
Session 3: Citizens
Students will define the vocabulary words right, responsibility, respect, caring, fairness, honesty, courage, vote and election.
Students will discover how to be a good helper in their community.
Students will consider things they can do to be good, responsible citizens in their community.
Students will practice making choices through a mock election.
Students will learn how to save money for what they want to buy.
Students will listen to the story "Duck for President" and discuss the elements.
Make a poster of something you can do to be a responsible citizen. Be ready to present your poster to the class in the next session.
Session 4: Heroes in Our Country
Students will define the vocabulary words hero, fiction and nonfiction.
Students will understand the contributions American heroes Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Caesar Chavez, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had upon the United States.
Students will explain what makes a hero.
Students will identify a hero in their lives and why they are a hero.
Students will discover how guide dogs are heroes to the disabled.
Students will listen to "Theodore Roosevelt: Friend of Nature" by Gary Miller and discuss elements of this biography
Create a trading card of a hero in your community. Be ready to share your trading card with the class in the next session.
Session 5: Symbols of Our Country
Students will define the vocabulary words symbol and honor.
Students will examine the American flag, Uncle Sam, Liberty Bell, Bald Eagle and the Statue of Liberty.
Students will practice saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
Students will discover how places can be symbols.
Students will make a post card showing their favorite American symbol.