How the U.S. Government Works

Help your child get acquainted with the ins and outs of different levels of the U.S. government and the various roles it plays with these civic-minded worksheets.

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Monarchy vs. Democracy

Get a quick rundown of the differences between two types of government, democracy and monarchy, to help get your child ready for 5th grade history.
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Local Government

Your young learner will discover the basics of local government with this worksheet all about municipalities.
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Local Government for Kids

How much does your child know about her local government and city hall? Help her investigate her community with this printable.
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Federal Government

Election season is here, and what better way to introduce your future voter to politics than by learning about the federal government?
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The Three Branches of Government

Learn about the USA's three branches of government and where each one works.
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Branches of the U.S. Government

Test your middle schooler's knowledge of our government system with a fill in the blanks diagram.
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Three Branches of Government for Kids

Introduce fifth graders to the three branches of the government with this fun and simple worksheet! Write each word under the branch it best represents.
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Checks and Balances System

Help your student learn the government principle of checks and balances with this worksheet. He'll learn key terms with a word search puzzle and a quick quiz.
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Electoral College Map

On election night, be ready to track the results with this electoral college map. Color in the states as you prepare to find out who the president will be!
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Government Crossword

This government crossword will help your young citizen understand the roles and responsibilities of local and state governments. Try our government crossword.
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What is Freedom?

Your 5th grader learns all about freedom in history class. Take a time-out to ask what freedom really means to your kid.
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Electoral Map 2012

Your child can follow Election Night with this electoral vote tracker.
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