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Fourth graders listen to a lecture about the government of Indiana, and the three branches of government. They discuss the reasons for the three branches and read from their text the information on government. Students play a game to practice identifying the purpose of each branch of Indiana's government.
Students research the branches of government. In this government and government buildings lesson, students watch a power point presentation on the buildings associated with each branches of government. Students complete a worksheet to demonstrate how buildings can help them understand the roles and responsibilities of each branch of government. Students divide into three groups and create a power point on each branch 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. Students share facts they discovered about the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.
High schoolers engage in a good lesson on the court system. Learners will examine how the Judiciary affects the executive and legislative branches of government. The develop and discuss arguments for and against greater public influence over the Judiciary. This incredibly detailed, 14-page plan has everything you need to successfully implement it with your students. Highly recommended!
Seventh graders discover details about the responsibilities of the 3 branches of government in the United States. For this checks and balances lesson, 7th graders view a SMART Board supported lecture that reveals the jobs of the legislative, judicial, and executive Branch members.
Students create metaphors to represent the branches of government. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students collaborate to write metaphors that appropriately represent the 3 branches of governments. Students illustrate and provide explanations to accompany their metaphors.
Students create a visual representation of the three branches of government. As a class, students identify and discuss the three branches of government and their function in keeping the people of the country safe and productive. Students create a poster or booklet identifying the three branches of government and their functions.
Young scholars examine the U.S. Constitution. For this government lesson, students discuss the three parts of the Constitution including the Preamble. Young scholars play Preamble Scramble, become familiar with the three branches of government, and complete a virtual scavenger hunt. Students also discuss the amendments to the Constitution.
Students describe the conditions under which the Constitution was written. They explain the purpose of the first three articles of the Constitution. They represent the three branches of government through a graphic organizer. They identify his/her state senator, governor and local representative and describe how they contribute to the common good.
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. Rushmore.