Machajewski, S. (2016). C. Poolos (Ed.),What Are State and Local Government?. Retrieved from http://eb.pdn.ipublishcentral.com/product/what-are-state-local-government
I would purchase this online book for students to read as an introduction to the topic. It is a very easy reading level (grades 1-4) that thoroughly defines the local and state governments and details their roles and democracy within their roles. This source would serve as my anchor text. It would be an easy read for students to get familiar with and learn more about the government’s role and citizens’ rights. It will serve as baseline for knowledge regarding the topic and hopefully get students interested and prepare them for deeper and more challenging reading and thinking. Furthermore, as a special education teacher, this may be a good resource for me to use, even in an 8th grade classroom, where some students may be reading at this level.