Our Town: A Role Play

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Play an active role in city government with a lesson that brings a town meeting to the classroom. Scholars take on positions of city officials to discuss and find solutions for the issues pertinent to their community.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • To choose roles, hold an election for peers to vote for their city officials 
  • Invite a city official to come speak to the class about their profession 
  • Direct learners to write their solutions in letter format and send them to your city's local government building
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is first of five lesson plans in a series designed to promote active citizenship 
Pros
  • Provides detailed teacher directions and a script to follow for easy implementation 
  • Ample space allows pupils to write directly on the response worksheet 
Cons
  • None