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Counties Work
In Counties Work, students learn about local government by playing a county official responding to citizen requests. They must keep citizens happy and manage county resources responsibly. Are citizens making sensible requests? Which department of local government has the solution? Do taxes need to be raised or lowered? How will citizens react—and what’s the best action when crisis strikes? Challenges come from all directions in this fast-paced game! Learning Objectives: 1. Simulate the role of county government, including organization, responsibilities, and services 2. Identify appropriate resources and departments of county government to solve problems 3. Consider how a budget and major sources of local revenue affect both services and citizens

Run a County Lesson Plan: Counties Work Game

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Counties Work, in which they play the role of county official, helping fellow citizens while managing taxes and local emergencies, while keeping in mind their reelection.    This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
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