Document Type

Teacher Resource

Publication Date

Fall 2019


In order to be a successful member of society, one must be able to understand the way that our government functions. It is the civic duty of citizens to vote, and to do so in an informed way; it is also beneficial to understand how elected officials actually do their jobs. This module is meant to serve as a very quick breakdown of how the major components of our governments work so that students can approach policy in an informed matter.



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