Local and State Governments

What do the local and state governments do? A government is a group that sets laws and runs a community. A local government is a body that leads a community and a state government leads the whole state. In this movie, you’ll learn how mayors are local elected leaders in towns and cities and governors are elected leaders of states. You’ll explore how local and state governments set laws, help runs communities, and provide services to people. What would you do if you were mayor of your town?

Local and State Governments Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about local and state governments. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Local and State Government. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Local and State Governments Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about local and state governments. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Local and State Government topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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