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Counties Work

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Counties Work


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Type: Interactive/Game


In this interactive game from iCivics, students learn about local government by playing a county official responding to citizen requests. They explore whether their citizens are making sensible requests and which county department can best address a citizen's concern. Students decide if taxes should be raised or lowered to maintain a balanced budget and what the best action is when a crisis strikes. This game can be played during a lesson on local and state governments for reinforcement or after a lesson as an assessment. It can be played in a whole group or individually.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 7
4 ) Describe structures of state and local governments in the United States, including major Alabama offices and officeholders. (Alabama)

•  Describing how local and state governments are funded (Alabama)
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Civics
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Explain the organization of state and local governments focusing on Alabama's state government, officials, and sources of funding.
  • Teacher Vocabulary:
    • funding
    • revenue
    • taxes
    • county
    • city
    • branches of government: legislative, executive, judicial
    Students know:
    • The basic organizational structure of Alabama's government including the legislative, judicial and executive branches.
    • The basic funding sources of state and local governments.
    Students are able to:
    • Identify the major office holders of the three branches of Alabama's government.
    • Identify types of local government.
    • Classify the different types of state and local government funding.
    Students understand that:
    • Alabama's state and local office holders are elected and that funding comes from a variety of sources.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.4- Recognize that there are different levels of government, including local and state government.

Tags: Alabama, county, local and state government
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Author: Ginger Boyd