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Makers of the Law, The Legislative Branch
Students, in teams, research the legislative branch and complete a "Legislative Information List." Teams research different parts of the list and jigsaw teach the other groups about each part. One group researches names of state officials.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 17 Views 81 Downloads
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 14 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Term Limits: When is Enough?
Students discuss the issue of term limits in the executive and legislative branches. They research the issue and create a pros and cons chart with the various opinions on Congressional term limits. In addition, they explore the 22nd Amendment, which limits the term of the President,
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 27 Downloads
True or False?: 3 Branches of U.S. Government
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 45 Views 425 Downloads
The Three Branches of Government
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.
7th Social Studies & History 13 Views 78 Downloads
3 Branches of Government
Fifth graders explain the process of making and passing laws within Congress by simulating this as a class. They review the three branches of government and focus on the legislative branch for the purposes of creating a bill.
5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 28 Downloads
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 36 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Legislators and the Legislative Process
Eleventh graders explore the legislative branch of the United States government. In this US Government lesson, 11th graders research a specific legislator. Students write an essay describing that legislators role in the government.
11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
The Legislative Branch
Students examine the legislative stucture at the federal and state levels. In this legislative branch lesson, students conduct research regarding the structure of the legislative branches at the federal and state levels. Students also watch a filmstrip pertaining to Congress.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 70 Downloads
Utah's Legislative Branch: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Seventh graders discover how a bill becomes a law in Utah. In groups, they decide on a law they would like to see enacted and discuss its chances of being passed by the legislative branch in Utah. They hold elections in which each classmate role plays a different member of the three branches.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Through reading materials, worksheets, and a primary source activity, this resource provides an overview of the structure and powers of the legislative branch of government in the United States. Readings review how a bill becomes a law, powers of Congress, and a comparison of the House and the Senate.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
CongressLink Lesson Plan: Why Do We Need a Congress Anyway?
Students explore the role of Congress. In this legislative branch lesson, students examine how House and Senate members formulate policy. Students identify community issues and discuss how they can bring these issues to the attention of their Congressional representatives.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads
Role of Congress in Formulating Policy
Students explore the role of Congressional members. In this legislative branch lesson plan, students examine how House and Senate members formulate policy as they research the topic and write essays regarding their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
New Review Executive Roles: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees?
As a way of learning about the legislative process in the United States and the role of the executive branch, your young historians will work together as a class to create and authorize a new coin.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
War Making: Executive and Legislative Powers
Students examine executive and legislative powers. In this federal powers lesson, students determine who has the power to wage war in the U.S. government. Students analyze the Constitution and research historical precedents regarding war-making policy.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 27 Downloads