Local Government

Local governments are the governments that oversee towns, cities, and counties. They have different structures depending on the locality. Some localities elect mayors, others elect select persons. Some hold town meetings, other do all decision-making via vote. It is the lowest tier of administration within a state. How to teach our complicated legal system and legislative process? How can we teach about our local government and how to interact with it?

Classes

  • 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.

  • Rules and Laws - Virtual

    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.

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A large portion of my day is spent on video calls helping parents to teach their kids the right material. Because of all that I’m constantly looking for great online resources to share with the parents of the kids I work with and I came across your NH Civics page while looking up social studies resources. It’s been a great help and had a lot of great sites I could send the kids and their parents to for some extra material to work with. Just thought I should reach out and thank you for putting it all together!
- Thomas Johnson
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