ERIC Number: ED202747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Wyoming Government, Unit VII.
This unit on Wyoming government presents concepts, activities, and stories for elementary school students. Concepts stress that the functions of government are determined according to the demands, needs, and traditions of the people; each part of government has a special function; as citizens, we should be loyal to the underlying concepts of our democratic government; every citizen has equal rights; and a study of government divides itself into a knowledge of theories, systems, structures, and processes. Students invite a local legislator to class, view a slide presentation on legislation, invite a county commissioner to discuss how the county works, make a calendar using pictures of county and city buildings, list governors who have served Wyoming, hold a mock trial, and create a government within the classroom. Reproducible materials include a six-page "Suggested Guide for the Study of Your County," puzzles, a map for locating county seats, states, and capitols in Morse Code, instructions for making a replica of the capitol building, a flag, jigsaw puzzle, and a copy of a state bill. An essay discusses politics and government from 1920 to 1940. Resource people and books are listed. Reproducible maps are also included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Authoring Institution: Laramie County School District 1, Cheyenne, WY.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 322-327. Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to poor legibility of original document. Photographs and some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche.