EarthMaine Municipal Association

              & the Maine Council for the Social Studies
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Local Government begins with You

Lesson Plans Index
(Use the navigational links to enter any area or lesson.)

MCSS   Setting Boundaries   Providing for Order & Security   Providing for the
Common Good
  Setting Priorities   MMA
Whenever inviting a municipal official to the classroom, send a copy of
 Tips for Speaking with Older Students or Tips for Speaking with Younger Students.

Local Government in Maine
, a flash presentation about the structure and purpose of Local Government.
 
Grades Issues/Lessons Issues/Lessons Issues/Lessons Issues/Lessons

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K-2

Speaking with a Municipal Official

Identification of a Watershed

Identifying Priorities for Younger Students

   
   

Let's Get the Town Organized

Maine's Goods and Services: Oh Goody! Goody!

Budgeting - The Basics, Part 1

   
   
       

Organizing a Group

 

Organizing a Group

 

The Value of Goods and Services or How Valuable is that Potato?

   
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3-4

Speaking with a Municipal Official

 

Identification of a Watershed

Budgeting - The Basics, Part 1

   
   
   

Let's Get the Town Organized

     

Dangerous Intersection

       
   
   

Voting
(Part 1 & 2)

Maine's Goods and Services: Oh Goody! Goody!

The Value of Goods and Services or How Valuable is that Potato?

 
   
   
   

Graphically Yours in Maine: Community Statistics

     

       
   
   
   

Individual Rights

 

Organizing a Group

 

Organizing a Group

       
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5-8

Speed Limits in School Zones

Speed Limits in School Zones

Getting a New Street Light in Your Town

Making Budget Choices

   
   

Writing a Town Ordinance

Shoreland Zoning

Dangerous Intersection

Budgeting - The Basics, Part 1

   
   

Road Commissioners & Role of Citizens

Appeals Board Decision-Making

Identification of a Watershed

Approving a Town Budget

   
   

Conflict of Interest (Part I)

Planning Board Decision-Making

Landscaping in the Neighborhood

Landscaping in the Neighborhood

   
   

Conflict of Interest (Part II): Trial

Expansion in your Town (Zoning); Group 1

Industrial Losses - Large Employer Closings

   
   

Voting
(Part 1 & 2)

Expansion in your Town (Zoning); Group 2

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

   
   

Understanding the Curfew Ordinance

Understanding the Curfew Ordinance

Understanding the Curfew Ordinance

   
   

Revising the Curfew Ordinance

Extra!! Extra!! Read All About It!! Maine - The Next State

Where Does the Road Go?
Is an East-West Through Maine Feasible?

   
   

Initiating Change

Describing Maine's Economy or The Investigators Are in Town!

The Public Hearing

   
   
   

A Picture of Maine Industry

 

           
   
   
   

Graphically Yours in Maine: Community Statistics

               
   
   
   

Constitution: The Words We Live By

               
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9-12

Writing a Town Ordinance

Shoreland Zoning

Getting a New Street Light in Your Town

Making Budget Choices

   
   

Road Commissioners & Role of Citizens

Appeals Board Decision-Making

Going Out to Bid: Winter Road Maintenance

Going Out to Bid: Winter Road Maintenance

   
   

Conflict of Interest (Part I)

Planning Board Decision-Making

Landscaping in the Neighborhood

Landscaping in the Neighborhood

   
   

Conflict of Interest (Part II): Trial

Expansion in your town (Zoning)

Where Does the Road Go?
Is an East-West Through Maine Feasible?

Approving a Town Budget

   
   

Understanding the Curfew Ordinance

Understanding the Curfew Ordinance

Understanding the Curfew Ordinance

Repairing Ice Storm Damage
   
   

Revising the Curfew Ordinance

Describing Maine's Economy or The Investigators Are in Town!

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Recognizing Change

   
   

Voting
(Part 1 & 2)

Everyone Has An Opinion! Cultural Values and the Economy

Is the Agricultural Subsidy Fair to Consumers?

   
   
   
   

A Picture of Maine Industry

 

 

Industrial Losses - Large Employer Closings

       
   
   
           

The Public Hearing