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Fourth graders create a K-W-L chart of what they know about the executive branch of government. They access the Internet to research a specific level of government. They create a PowerPoint presentation with a minimum of eight slides.
Fourth graders explore the executive branch of government; in particular, Florida's executive branch of government.
Seventh graders are introduced to the various departments within the Executive branch of Utah's government. In groups, they research the role of each department and develop questions to be asked during the trivia game. To end the lesson, they compete against each other in answering the questions they developed.
Young scholars study the Constitution. They highlight the important facts about the job of the President and use notes and articles to answer questions pertaining to the Constitution. They watch a video about the executive branch.
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.
Learners 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." Learners 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. 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.
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.
Young scholars make an organizational chart. They show the relationship of power in the executive branch of the Illinois state government. They include the responsibilities of each office and define the roles and responsibilities of top officials in Illinois state government (e.g., Governor, Secretary of State).
Students study Presidential Reconstruction during the Civil War years. They examine the role of the Executive Branch of government, especially in wartime. They investigate the complex issues of how Congress took on the role of reconstructing the nation after the Civil War.
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. The bill is a complicated text, and while there is a jigsaw activity built in, more scaffolding might be necessary. Handouts and assignment sheets are all included in the file. The lesson is part of a larger unit plan; check out the rest of the lessons on the Take the Challenge website.
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 read case studies about the leaders in the executive branch of government. After reading the study, they answer discussion questions and determine if the leader is a good fit for the job. They identify the characteristics and qualities of presidents and cabinet members.
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.
Fourth graders discuss what they think of when they hear the word government and write their suggestions on the board. They discuss what the state government is and what it does. They then discover the three separate branches of government and their responsibilities.
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This worksheet 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.