Here's a nice anchor chart on branches state of government. (This is example is for South Carolina, but this model will work for most states.)
Crayon Bits - a first grade blog
As part of our calendar time for December, we made Christmas Countdown Chains (an oldie but a goodie!) The kids took theirs home to hang on their closet doors, but we have one at school hanging by our calendar and will take one loop off each day until break.
Washington DC for Kids DVD - National Parks
A 3-minute highlight of the Washington DC for Kids DVD. Available on location throughout Washington DC and from finleyholiday.com. Take a trip on the Fun Bu...
Liberty's Kids #40 We the People
Rediscover America With Liberty's Kids Watch All 40 Episodes Here (http://bit.do/librtykids) No Login or Email Required! Liberty's Kids #40 We the People is ...
Local and State Governments Lesson Plans and Lesson Ideas | BrainPOP Educators
Local and State Governments, an K-3 animated resource page with lesson plans and teaching tips,, shows how mayors are elected leaders in towns and cities and governors are elected leaders of states.