Help students to understand how democracy relates to his or her hometown life. This worksheet links with a website to help students identify who members of local government are and what their functions are.
Democracy in Your Hometown
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Directions: What do you know about the people who make the big decisions for a community? Explore the Web site provided below. Then read each statement and question on this page, and answer each question based on the information on the Web site. Three possible answers appear below each question. Circle the correct answer.
|police chief||governor||city council|
|local government||federal government||state government|
|neighbors||zoning board||city council|
|city council||recreation department||board of education|
As an additional challenge, make a list of the elected offices that govern your hometown. Write a brief description of the responsibilities of each of those elected officials!
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Answer Key: Democracy in Your Hometown