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Chapter 13: Local Government

Web Activity Lesson Plans

During the twentieth century many Americans moved to cities. City governments supply a variety of services to the people who live in them and to those who come to them to work or shop. In the United States there are three basic types of city government. In this chapter you read about those forms of local government. In this lesson students will learn more about their own city's government.

Lesson Description
In this lesson students will start at the site of the United States Conference of Mayors. From here they will navigate to the Web site of their own city or one close to them. They will browse through the city's site and answer several questions about city government. Then they will write a speech about a local issue of concern to them personally.

Instructional Objectives
  1. The learner will be able to identify the type of government in his or her city.
  2. The learner will be able to identify leaders in city government.
  3. The learner will be able to write a persuasive speech.
Student Web Activity Answers
    Answers will vary according to the city the student chooses.
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