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Activity 4: How does Government Affect Me? (GLEs: 17, 43) 

Materials List: pictures of government buildings, shoeboxes  

Explore how government affects people’s lives.  Help students understand the necessity of government and how it protects its citizens. Discuss services provided by government. Show students pictures of government buildings in the community (library, police department, hospital, school, courthouse, etc.). Help students make connections between government and the services they provide people throughout the community. Have students create shoebox models of different government buildings and share their experiences with these places. Discuss how government provides people with goods and services that help them meet their basic needs.  Have students write narrative paragraphs naming some of the goods and services provided by local government. 

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