A Government Of the Heroes, By the Heroes, For the Heroes

Throughout the first week of the US Government Quest, the Early Learners have been discussing and debating the best way to govern themselves in their studio by studying different governments around the world. Monarchy seemed to them a wonderful option at first, since they all loved the idea of being a king and a queen, as they made their crowns and castles. But as they learned more about what a Monarchy truly entailed, with only one king and one queen, and of which could only be the heir of the existing king, they realized their chances to be royalty was slim to none. Thus there was quite a mayhem that aroused amongst the ladies of the court as to who was to marry Prince Simon. So they decided that Monarchy may not be the best way to govern themselves.

Another form of government they learned about was a Dictatorship, which no one even considered once they found out what a dictator does. No one was even interested to play the role of a dictator despite the promise of absolute power over all  the other heroes. They were all simply appalled at the idea that a dictator would not let people worship God and to force them to worship him instead. Many heroes boldly declared that they would try to stop a dictator from being so mean, even at the expense of losing their freedom. When they were reading a book about Dictatorship, they lingered on a page showing prisoners in jail who protested against the tyranny of a dictator. The heroes insisted that although they would not want to go to jail, they would not fear imprisonment for the freedom of the people.

Oligarchy brought even more turmoil amongst the heroes, when the six and seven year old heroes were declared the oligarchs since they are the big and powerful. And although the citizens had the chance to overpower the oligarchs through a game of tug-of-war, the four and five year olds were defeated and forced to obey the wishes of the oligarchs. But most of the citizens never gave up and continued to challenge the oligarchs for another tug-of-war match over and over again. The oligarchs were gracious enough to oblige and they promised to be good leaders despite their power over the other heroes.

Finally the heroes learned about Democracy and decided that this is the form of government they wanted, since they all wanted to have the right to vote.  And since they can vote, the heroes voted that their micronation be called The United Children’s Country (UCC). Even before learning about the Declaration of Independence, the heroes chose a Democracy for the same reasons that our Founding Fathers did – the heroes wanted everyone to get a chance to be a leader, to  be able to share their ideas and vote on them, and to be able to pray to Jesus and read their Bibles whenever they wanted to. Many heroes persuaded others that they can all work together for their government to function to serve the needs of everyone.

US Government quest

Week 1: October 15-19, 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 Friday

Launch

BIble verse of the day

2 Thessalonians 1:2

Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

What would you pray for all the heroes to have more grace or peace? Why do we need grace or peace?

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We always thank God for you because your faith is growing more and more, and the love you have for one another is increasing.

How have you seen others’ love for others grow?

2 Thessalonians 1:4

…you perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.

What ways have you persevered to reach your goals?

2 Thessalonians 1:5

You will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God.

Are you worthy of the kingdom of God because of your faith or your works?

How will you shine your light all around the Children’s hospital?

Core skills work reflections  

Whom did you ask questions or ask for help?

How did you review your work for possible errors?

How did you consider best practices for similar work?

Which work would you  proudly show to a large group?

Which work would you like to continue to improve?

Relaunch

What is a nation?

What is a government?

Why do some governments rise and others fall?

What is a Monarchy?  

What is a Dictatorship?

What is an Oligarchy?

What is a Democracy?

Project time

Forms of Government

Creating a Micronation

Dramatic play:

Monarchy

Dramatic play:

Dictatorship

Dramatic play:

Oligarchy

Dramatic play:

Democracy

Close

“What did you disagree with today?”

 “What did you fail at today?”

 “How did you solve a problem today?”

“How did you figure out the answer to your question on your own with 3B4G?”

“What did you have to do to reach your goals ?”

Town hall meeting agenda

Math work mats, materials

Silent vs collaborative

                   core skills

Library maintenance

Hero bucks

A special government official visited the heroes this week to share show them how our United States Government serves its citizens. The heroes were honored to meet two patrol horses, Dewey and Jessie, who helps Annabelle’s Dad, Mr. Dan, keep people safe and get to places where cars cannot.

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