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Government Exit Tickets

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 25 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Assess student knowledge of governmental concepts with quick and easy exit tickets.

Government Exit Tickets!

Are you looking for easy ways to assess students during your unit on government? We’ve got exactly what you need to check understanding in a snap!

We’ve created a grouping of twenty United States government exit tickets to help you check for understanding on a daily basis. This resource helps review governmental concepts including 

  • What does the mayor do? 
  • Who is the leader of a state?
  • What does it mean to cast a vote?
  • What is the purpose of the Legislature?
  • And more!

This activity is perfect for using as a formative assessment after each day of instruction.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Social Studies lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Completing the activity as a whole group or in a small group session.
  • Provide students with a government anchor chart or reference sheet to use during the completion of the activity.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Have students make an anchor chart or slide presentation about the different branches of government.
  • Have students turn their learning into an infographic or research project.

Plan lessons for more U.S. government topics with our President’s Day Ideas!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or blackline versions of the resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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