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New Review Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that are used to create a government tree display.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 65 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Anatomy of the Constitution
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions that your learners will investigate through the many activities and worksheets of this resource, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution and its tenets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 77 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Constitution Study Guide
Here is a well-designed study guide on the United States Constitution that can also be used as an assessment. The worksheets review requirements for becoming president and congressional leaders, order of succession to the presidency, how bills become laws, and Constitutional amendments.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 84 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Branches of Power
Learners take on the roles of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government in the United States and work to develop public policy issues and ideas into laws in this engaging and well-designed online interactive.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review “You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth lesson in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, students go on to examine the different types of courts and the difference between civil and criminal law.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 27 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Three Branches of Government (Legislative, Executive, Judicial)
Fifth graders compare the three branches of government to a three-legged chair. In this government lesson, 5th graders discuss the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and checks and balances. Students study what each branch of government does and the names for each.
5th Social Studies & History 67 Views 462 Downloads
Branches of Government
Fourth graders work in groups to research the branches of government and create a presentation to share with the class. In this branches of government lesson, 4th graders choose one of nine activities related issue of the banning of cartoons.
4th Social Studies & History 37 Views 234 Downloads
US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in comprehending the complex nature of the US government.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads
US Government Game Show
Students investigate the US government. In this US government lesson plan, students research the branches of government. Students create a game show with answers and questions. Students make posters for each of the three branches of government.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 41 Views 268 Downloads
Building the Foundation
Students understand the purpose of the judicial branch of government. For this judiciary lesson, students participate in exercises to understand how the court system works. Students complete activity sheets to develop understanding of courts and peer mediation.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 20 Views 75 Downloads
The Three Branches of Government
Students complete a unit on the three branches of government. They compare/contrast the three branches of government, write a letter or e-mail to an executive in the Federal Government, and develop outlines for historical documents.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 65 Views 264 Downloads
Branches of Government
Students explore the three branches of government. In this government and U.S. history lesson, students listen to a story about a boy who attempts to sponsor a bill to ban cartoons. Students interview three teachers who each represent one of the branches of government.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 39 Views 210 Downloads
Branches of Government
Students investigate the branches of government. In this government lesson, students get into groups and choose a branch of government to research. Students create "treehouses" to represent the branches of government and write their findings on it.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 111 Downloads
Follow the Leader
Here is a phenomenal lesson on the three branches of government for your second and third-graders. It presents this often-confusing information in an easy-to-understand format. Many excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in the plan, including coloring in the reverse side of the South Dakota State Quarter and identifying the four famous faces on Mt.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 27 Views 140 Downloads
3 Branches of Government Word Scramble
Practice vocabulary that goes along with the branches of government in the United States. For this activity, young historians use the hint given to unscramble 10 words about the branches of U.S. government. This is a basic word scramble learning exercise that would help learners memorize government terminology.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 39 Views 265 Downloads
Branches of Government: Crossword Puzzle
Reinforce terminology that goes along with the branches of government with this crossword puzzle. There are 17 clues provided. Learners fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers regarding the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 222 Downloads
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and write their own bill about public policy and media.
6th - 8th Language Arts 64 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second activity of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US Constitution, with students using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 80 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable