Explain what a government is and review some examples of laws. Introduce the three levels of government: state, local, and national. First, describe the role of local government. Local governments can create parks, manage public transportation, and run schools. The mayor is the leader of a local government. Ask students if they know who their mayor is. Next, describe state government and their responsibilities like making state laws and building roads. Ask students if they know the governor of their state. Finally, describe the national government and its responsibilities like trading with other countries. Ask if they know who the president is. How do we decide who should be the president? After this, students drag the images to the correct box: local, state, or national government. .