How the U.S. Government Works

Help your child get acquainted with the ins and outs of different levels of the U.S. government and the various roles it plays with these civic-minded worksheets.

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Monarchy vs. Democracy

Monarchy vs. Democracy

Get a quick rundown of the differences between two types of government, democracy and monarchy, to help get your child ready for year 6 history.
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Local Government

Local Government

Your young learner will discover the basics of local government with this worksheet all about municipalities.
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Local Government for Kids

Local Government for Kids

Children use their investigative skills and powers of deduction to complete a series of questions and prompts about their local government.  
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Federal Government

Federal Government

Election season is here, and what better way to introduce your future voter to politics than by learning about the federal government?
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The Three Branches of Government

The Three Branches of Government

Learn about the USA's three branches of government and where each one works.
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Branches of the U.S. Government

Branches of the U.S. Government

Test your scholar’s knowledge of our government system with a fill in the blanks diagram. Use the graphic organizer to reflect on the three main branches of government, and the parts that make up each branch.
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Three Branches of Government for Kids

Three Branches of Government for Kids

Introduce fifth graders to the three branches of the government with this fun and simple worksheet! Write each word under the branch it best represents.
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Checks and Balances System

Checks and Balances System

Help your student learn the government principle of checks and balances with this worksheet. He'll learn key terms with a word search puzzle and a quick quiz.
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Electoral College Map

Electoral College Map

On election night, be ready to track the results with this electoral college map. colour in the states as you prepare to find out who the president will be!
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Government Crossword

Government Crossword

Children match clues to words like governor, citizens, and election as they complete this worksheet.
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What is Freedom?

What is Freedom?

Your 5th grader learns all about freedom in history class. Take a time-out to ask what freedom really means to your kid.
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Electoral Map 2012

Electoral Map 2012

Use Election Night to teach your child about politics and government, and have them add up the electoral votes each presidential candidate earns throughout the night.
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