The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Chapter 7 - Governing Washington Today is Complicated!


In this lesson, students will understand that state government comprising the legislative, executive, and judicial branches serve the people of the State of Washington. People living in Washington need to understand how the government functions so they can have a voice on important state and community issues.

To reinforce student understanding of the three branches of government, students create a “concept map” foldable based on their investigation of the branches of government described in the chapter. Building on that investigation, students make the case for why it is important to understand how their state government works.

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