Local Government

A local government is a form of public administration which, in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state. Some degree of local government characterizes every country in the world, although the degree is extremely significant.


  • Citizenship in Local Government

    Students will know about the different structures of government and governmental roles within their locality. (School district, school board, town officials, town meeting, moderator for examples.)  Students will know Robert's Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, the meaning of: citizen, direct democracy, representative democracy, constitution, warrant article, annual report, election, moderator, chair, and other relevant vocabulary.

  • My Patriotic Class

    Students will have a good understanding of their local government.

  • New Hampshire Court Curriculum

    The future of democracy depends on young learners developing into responsible, educated citizens who understand and respect our justice system.  The sad reality is that currently, many, if not most, early impressions about the justice system come from television and the mass media or from family members. These impressions are often inaccurate or unfavorable. The key to changing these inaccurate impressions is early education. This curriculum addresses these issues.

  • Our Town/City

    Students will learn about the history of the city from its founding and growth, by listening to a guest speaker and asking at least two proofread questions.

  • Rules and Laws

    Students will be able to indicate the difference between a “rule” and a “law” and provide one example for each as evidenced by completion of the exit ticket.

I am so pumped! I have so many ideas that I want to try. I love the idea of mock trials and making your classroom into a court
- Teacher
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