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Lesson 7: How Does Government Affect Me?

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the importance of government and how it affects their personal life.

Analyzing Power
Decision Making
Public Policy
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Role-Playing Simulation
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.


Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (oneon- one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of local, state, tribal, national, and international civic and political institutions.


Apply civic virtues and democratic principles when working with others.

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