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Take on the role of president of the United States with this interactive online game, which will acquaint your learners with the various responsibilities of the executive branch of government. While not an in-depth or complex resource, it could be a fun way to summarize all the major tasks that the president must complete, such as negotiating peace treaties, gaining support from Congress, and directing bills to the appropriate government departments. Note: Users will need to sign up for a free account in order to save in-game progress and unlock certain achievements.
Fourth graders explore the executive branch of government; in particular, Florida's executive branch of government.
How did the United States Congress determine how the new president and vice president would be named when the nation was first established? Who would provide money for the government, and how would the executive branch be organized? 
Students explore the departments within the judicial and executive branches of United States government and create a trivia game to test their knowledge.
Students research structure, function and primary responsibilities of each office of the Executive branch, create a chart displaying their research.
Students examine the role of the executive branch of the federal government and make educated judgments regarding its efficiency. They research the history of the Hoover Commission and the various reorganizations of the executive branch of the federal government.
Students examine the actions of the executive branch following the September 11th terrorist attacks. In this U.S. government lesson plan, students watch segments of a video titled "Behind the Scenes: The Executive Response to 9/11." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the twenty-two chapters of the video.
Seventh graders discover details about the responsibilities of the 3 branches of government in the United States. In 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.

New Review A Very Big Branch

Through detailed secondary source reading material and an interactive "true/false" activity, learners discover the depth and complexity of the executive branch in the United States government. Topics covered include executive departments, law enforcement, and how executive agencies are enforced and regulated.
In this U. S. government worksheet, learners respond to 20 short answer questions about the responsibilities of the executive branch and the president.
Student examine the working of the Executive Branch of the US government and the existence of non-profit public interest groups. They research government agencies that provide services and programs to non-profit organizations with related interests.
Students are taught that there is more to executive branch of the federal government than the president and cabinet. They identify in pairs the names and fucntions of different departments under the executive branch of federal governemnt. Studnets work together to complete a flow chart of the different parts of the executive branch of the federal government.
Students research how and why a country elects to have an executive branch of the government. They study the office of the Presidency of the US.
Students explore the role of President of the United States. In this executive branch lesson, students play an online game that requires them to consider the needs of Americans as they act as president.
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This activity is composed of 10 statements. Learners must determine if each statement is true or false. If it is false, they write in the correct answer. This would be a good way to see if your class is clear on the responsibilities of each branch of the government. Use it as a homework assignment or exit slip.
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 activity that would help learners memorize government terminology. Answers are included at the end.
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. The lesson concludes with a short play that highlights how the Constitution creates a system of checks and balances to separate power in the government.
Students study the executive branch of the Michigan government through online research and by answering questions. They discover the difference between the legislative and executive branches through class discussion.
Learners study the federal government, which is divided into 3 branches. They have a minimal understanding of the responsibilities of each branch.
Eighth graders read and discuss the description of the powers assigned to the Executive Branch in the US Constitution. They consider the Electoral College, presidential military responsibilities and impeachment.