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Exploring government agencies


Students read about government agencies and then try to match real-world scenarios to the agencies that offer related protections and services.

Big idea

The United States has many government agencies that protect and support the American people. 

Essential questions

  • What are some federal government agencies that help protect me?
  • How do some government agencies help Americans handle risks? 


  • Learn about a few federal agencies
  • Discover how these agencies provide consumer protections

What students will do

  • Learn about federal agencies by reading a handout.
  • Match the federal agency to a description of the protection it provides.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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