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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.
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.
Learners 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, 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.
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, students 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.
Young scholars 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 worksheet that would help learners memorize government terminology. Answers are included at the end.
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.
Students 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.
How does the president of the United States get the authority to exercise his/her duties? What responsibilities and tasks go into a hard day's work for the president? Here is a lesson plan that includes several instructional materials that will help your class to answer these questions. The resource is best suited for younger learners who are new to learning about the American government.
Students understand that the federal government is divided into 3 branches. They are introduced to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, which concerns the selection and duties of the president.