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Students learn about why we need limited government.
 

WHAT IS GOVERNMENT
AND WHAT SHOULD IT DO?

LESSON 8: Why Do We Need Limited Government?

Objectives:

This lesson continues to introduce elementary school children to the concepts of government and citizenship. It explains why limited government is necessary for citizen involvement.

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Students should be able to explain that limited government protects individual rights.

  • Students should be able to identify specific limits placed on US authorities.

  • Students should learn and be able to use the terms discrimination and individual rights.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

WHY DO WE NEED LIMITED GOVERNMENT LESSON PLAN

Student Deliverables:

Teacher should have copies of the Lesson 8 story and handout (see below) to distribute to the class.

Sequence of Events:

  • Introduce and define the terms for this lesson.

  • Distribute handouts. Read through the handouts as a class. Elicit student participation.

  • Read over the worksheet as a class. Be sure that students understand the tasks.

  • Students should work in groups to complete the worksheet.

  • Review answers as a class (key below). It is important to thoroughly discuss the students' answers and to encourage critical thinking.

Student Tasks:

  • To complete the worksheet portion of the handout using the story as reference.

References/Resources:

This lesson reviews standards 1A-1G, and continues standard 1H.

 

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Why Do We Need Limited Government?

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