Calling all teachers: This is the site for you!
Lessons on Local Government is a resource for elementary, middle, and high school teachers in Colorado to easily find curriculum materials that meet the state's social studies and civics standards. Here you'll find numerous local government lesson plans to use in your classroom. Feel free to use them as they are or customize them to make them resonate better with your students. Lessons on Local Government is a supplementary resource intended to help save you time searching for and planning lessons pertaining to Colorado social studies and civics standards.
These resources were developed from a partnership between the Colorado Municipal League (CML) and the Special District Association of Colorado (SDA). To learn more about these organizations, please click on "About" to the left.
To view specific lessons, click on "Lessons" to the left and choose the classroom level desired and the lesson that fits with your area of study.
To find lessons that meet specific social studies and civics standards, click on the "Standards" link to the left and choose the standard you need to meet.
New! CML's annual "If I Were Mayor ... " essay contest is now open to seventh and eighth grade students across the state. Click here to learn more.
New! Learn to incorporate local issues and local leaders in your classroom during a free one-day teacher workshop, Wed., June 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Colorado Municipal League, 1144 Sherman St., Denver. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers are invited to attend. Topics include: using of media resources to explore hot local issues; involving local leaders (as simple as sending an email!); teaching how to ask good questions of leaders; solving local government problems with basic math; and more. To register, click here.
"Finally, thank you for your dedication to youth. Because of your incredible efforts, your students will become our capable, effective, and inspiring future leaders." --Sam Mamet, Executive Director, Colorado Municipal League and Ann Terry, Executive Director, Special District Association of Colorado.