Because I am an over-achiever, I take the requirements literally and incorporate a Civics unit into my lesson planning every year.
For Early Elementary Students, Ben's Guide to U.S. Government is an excellent resource for FREE printables!
Here's a sample of what a K-2 unit may look like when I write it for my kids.....I would do 1-2 lessons per week. (All the words that are colored are direct links to the activities or crafts.)
Read about the flag and color a picture of the flag.
On the back of the flag, have students write what the 3 colors of the flag represent.
You can also make-you-own liberty bell with a Styrofoam cup and pipe cleaners.
Memorize the Pledge of Allegiance. Because homeschoolers don't have "morning announcements" and rise for the pledge, we often forget to memorize the Pledge.
Make a Pledge of Allegiance bookmark.
Read about the Seal of the United States.
Color in the worksheet using the appropriate colors and on the back, explain 5-7 symbolic representations found in the seal.
Bald Eagle craft
Learn the Three Branches of Government.
Here is a site that I have used before that has really fun online games to play....these are directly related to the 3 branches of government.
I always end the unit by having my kids make a poster illustrating the 3 branches. You can get as creative as you'd like....even using popsicle sticks to build the "branches."
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