Debate 2012 at Lynn University

October 22, 2012 • 9 P.M. EDT

Fourth Grade

ACTIVITY 1 – State versus local government

  • SS 4 C 3 2 Distinguish between state (governor, state representative, or senator) and local government (major, city commissioner).

The students will research information on the current Florida governor and the major of their home city. They will write a biography on each of these individuals and then complete a venn diagram showing similarities and differences on the two jobs.

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ACTIVITY 3 – Citizens solve problems

  • SS 4 C 2 2 Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems.

As a class, the students are to identify a school or community problem. They will write a proposal for making a change / a

solution. They will then present their proposal to the class and the class will take a vote to decide which is the best proposal. As a class, they will build a plan of action to implement the chosen proposal.

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