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Planning Template for Units

Geography | Culture | Government | Economics | History

World Community 1

World Community 2

World Community 3

World Community 4

Local Community


What type of government does this community have?

What functions does the government carry out to maintain order and keep people safe?

What roles do citizens play in this government?

What rights and responsibilities do citizens have?

How are their leaders selected?

How are rules made and enforced?

How is this similar to or different from what other communities do?

What symbols are used to represent their community and government?

Notes to the teacher:

  • Select the world communities and fill them in on the template for World Community 1, 2, 3, 4 (and any other world communities you add).

  • Use the areas in each World Community column to fill in what resources and/or materials your district will use to answer the questions in the Characteristic column.

  • Think about which skills you will incorporate and where, as you decide which materials your district will use.

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