SS2CG1 Government_ Rules_ Laws

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					Primary Focus of Lesson- Government/Rules/Laws Grade level- 2nd Georgia Performance Standard- SS2CG1 The student will define the concept of government and the need for rules and laws. Essential Question- Why do we need rules? Materials-List of classroom rules -chart paper and permanent marker -Book- Shiver, Gobble, and Snore: A Story about Why People Need Laws by Marie Winn

Procedures1. The teacher will ask the students if they have ever heard the term government. Allow students to respond. Ask the students what they think government is. 2. The teacher will explain that government is like a group of people who make and enforce rules/laws. 3. The teacher will bring to the attention of the students that they have rules in their classroom. 4. The teacher will ask the students why they need rules in the classroom. The teacher will allow the students to respond. 5. The teacher will then transition to a story that will be read aloud to the students- Shiver, Gobble, and Snore: A Story About Why People Need Laws by Marie Winn. 6. After reading the story refer back to the rules of the classroom. Ask the students what the classroom would be like if there were no rules. 7. The teacher will ask the students if they can think of any other places outside of the classroom that has rules/laws. 8. The teacher will reflect on their answers. The teacher will ask the students if they can think of any more rules that should be added to those already in the classroom. 9. The students will then think of new rules to be added, then as a class the students will vote whether to use it as a rule, or not to use it. Assessment- The teacher will use participation in the activity, development of new rules, and response to questions throughout the lesson as an assessment.


				
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