4th Grade Government Webquest Introduction: George Washington has come from the past to our current year and has some questions about how the government. He is wondering how the system he help set up is working and wants to take back some of the information he finds to the founding fathers. He needs your help finding basic information on the three branches of government; legislative, executive, and judicial. The 3 levels of government; federal, state and local and who are the officials that hold those positions right now. Task: It will be your task to research the websites given and complete the questions on the worksheet. You will need to sort through the information on the websites to find the specific information asked for each question. When you are done turn in your worksheet to your teacher who will then email to George Washington. Process: To accomplish the assignment, you will need to do the following steps: 1. First you will prepare your materials. You will need your worksheet, pencil and go to the Albrecht Elementary Library website; then click on the student project link. http://www.brodhead.k12.wi.us/High/knovy_webpage/elementary_website 2. Once on that page you will see a link to the worksheet under the 4th grade Government webquest link. 3. Use your worksheet and the links provided on the worksheet to answer the questions by researching the websites. You will use the websites to answer each question. Terms to know and understand: appoint, approve and elect Local Government terms: City Council, wards, Mayor, Police Chief, and Fire Department Chief, Judges State Government terms: Governor, District Representatives, and Judges National Government terms: Executive, Legislative, Judicial, President, VicePresident, Senators, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Cabinet. 1. What are the three levels of government? And give an example of each. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/index.html http://www.congressforkids.net/index.htm a. b. c. 2. What are the three branches of government? And what are they in charge of? http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/index.html http://www.congressforkids.net/index.htm http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government http://kids.clerk.house.gov/grade-school/lesson.html?intID=35 a. b. c. National: http://kids.clerk.house.gov/grade-school/lesson.html?intID=38 http://www.whitehouse.gov/about http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/index.html http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ http://www.senate.gov/ http://www.house.gov/ 3. List who is in the positions of power: PresidentVice-PresidentSpeaker of the HouseSenators for StateRepresentatives for State/districtSupreme Court JusticesState: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/index.html http://www.legis.state.wi.us/ http://www.legis.state.wi.us/asmhome.htm http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/ http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_counties.html http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/government.html http://www.wicourts.gov/ 4. List who is in the positions of power: GovernorLt. GovernorRepresentatives for our DistrictJudgesLocal: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/index.html http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_counties.html http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/government.html http://www.wicourts.gov/ http://www.cityofbrodheadwi.us/Directory.cfm http://www.brodhead.k12.wi.us/brodhead/district.htm 5. List who is in the positions of power: MayorCity Council MembersLocal JudgePolice ChiefSchool Board Members6. What County do you live in? 7. What Township do you live in? 8. What School District do you live in?