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Chapter 12: State Government

Web Activity Lesson Plans

In our federal system of government the national and state governments share power. Each state has its own constitution and lawmaking body. All but one of the states have two-house legislatures. State lawmakers work with issues that are very close to the people they represent. In this lesson students will learn more about the men and women who represent them.

Lesson Description
In this lesson students will visit their state's Web site to find information about their state legislator. They will be asked to find specific facts and then to write a letter expressing their opinion on one issue.

Instructional Objectives
  1. The learner will be able to describe the background of their state legislator.
  2. The learner will be able to identify the committees on which their legislator serves.
  3. The learner will be able to write an opinion letter.
Student Web Activity Answers
    All answers will vary according to the student's state and legislator.
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