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					Fourth Grade Social Studies

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Sandra White, Jana School

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Fourth Grade Social Studies
Content Standards Addressed: The student will understand the principles and processes of governance systems.

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Teaching Tips: The students should have been introduced to the concept of democracy prior to the lesson. The students should record their responses in their journals prior to class discussion.

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Bobbie and her team members can’t decide which dance tape to purchase with the prize money they won. How could they solve their problem in a democratic way?
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Bobbie and her team members could vote on a dance tape. Whichever tape gets the most votes is the one they will buy.
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Your parents are concerned about the increased traffic on your street. They would like to have a streetlight installed to replace the stop sign so that the area is safer. What could they do to solve their problem? __________________________________
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Your parents could….. •Get the neighbors to sign a petition •Go to the city council meeting to make a request.
•Contact the mayor’s office

•Discuss any other answers you get.


				
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