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1 Government Local, State, and National Governments 1 st grade Social Studies C. Stephens Williston School District 29

2 What is government ? The group that sets laws and runs the community, state, or country We elect people to run the government and make where we live a better place.

3 Local Government The group that leads a community or town Visit Williston’s official town website at

4 Local Government Who is the leader of the local government ? Visit Williston’s official town website at the mayor There is also a city council, which is a group of elected people that help the mayor run the town or city.

5 Local Government Williston’s mayor is Mr. Tommy Rivers. He also is the pharmacist at Rivers’ Pharmacy. Visit Williston’s official town website at

6 Local Government What are the duties and responsibilities of the local government, town council and the mayor ? make sure the community it safe run the school system make sure there is clean, running water organizes emergency services makes laws to protect community members

7 Activity As a class, let’s write a letter thanking our mayor, Mr. Tommy Rivers, and the city council for taking care of our town and making it a great place to live.

8 What is government ? The group that sets laws and runs the community, state, or country We elect people to run the government and make where we live a better place.

9 State Government The group that leads our state Visit South Carolina’s official state website at

10 State Government Who is the leader of the state government ? Visit South Carolina’s official state website at the governor

11 State Government South Carolina’s governor is Mr. Mark Sanford. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, our state’s capital city.

12 State Government Governor Sanford lives in the Governor’s Mansion and works in the State House.

13 State Government Mark Sanford, our governor, has his own website, too. Visit Governor Sanford’s official website at

14 State Government Who helps Mark Sanford, our governor ? Some helpers are elected: Senators and representatives to represent the state in Congress Some helpers are chosen by the governor

15 State Government What are the duties and responsibilities of the state government and the governor ? runs the entire state manage the state’s education system manage the state’s health system protect the state’s environment build and maintain roads

16 Activity As a class, let’s write a letter thanking our governor, Mr. Mark Sanford, for running our state. We can even ask more about what he does.

17 What is government ? The group that sets laws and runs the community, state, or country We elect people to run the government and make where we live a better place.

18 National Government The group that leads our country, the United States of America Visit U.S.A.’s official state website at

19 National Government Who is the leader of the nation or country’s government ? Visit U.S.A.’s official state website at the president

20 National Government The President of The United States of America is President Barak Obama. He lives in Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital city.

21 National Government President Barak Obama

22 National Government President Barak Obama lives and works in the White House in Washington, D.C.

23 National Government President Barak Obama has his own official website, too. Visit President Obama’s official website at

24 National Government What are the duties and responsibilities of the national government and the President of the U.S.A. ? Let’s go to to watch a video about the President and what he does.

25 Activity As a class, let’s write a letter thanking our president, Mr. Barack Obama, for leading our country. Ask him questions about his job.

26 Government Local Government State Government National Government

27 Local, State, and National Governments 1 st grade Social Studies C. Stephens Williston School District 29


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