Read Kansas! Middle School - M-4 Local Government: Caring for Your Community
This lesson is designed to have middle school students identify the goods and services provided by local government. Students will analyze historic photographs, make observations and inferences about the photographs, and research who provides these services in their community today. Students will identify one service and write a persuasive paragraph on why this service is important to the community. This lesson can be completed in one class period.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 5, Indicator 3: The student identifies the goods and services provided by local governments in the community (e.g., education, health agency, fire department, police, care for local community property, parks and recreation).
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 2: The student uses (1) personal experience (2) observations (3) prior knowledge (4) research important for the reader to reach a conclusion and use an appropriate point of view for the piece (e.g., 1st person in editorial). (Ideas and Content: prewriting, drafting, revising: N,E,T,P)
Common Core Writing:
- W.7.1: The student writes arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.