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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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Teacher guide

Exploring government agencies (guide)

Student materials

Exploring government agencies (worksheet)

Examples of federal agencies that help manage risks (handout)

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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