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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.
Learners explore the Legislative Branch of the United States, how officials are elected to serve, and their responsibilities. After reading a section in their textbook, students use the internet to take a virtual tour of the Capitol building. They explore legislators' websites, and write letters to their Congress persons about an issue of importance.
Students examine the legislative process at the federal and state levels. In this legislative branch lesson, students watch a video regarding the journey of a bill to become a law. Students discuss the process and use the provided rubric to create board games based on the legislative process.
Explore check and balances within the branches of government with this worksheet. Learners explore the functions of each branch and answer questions concerning how a bill becomes law and about the system that the Founding Fathers created. There are 4 questions and a "table talk" activity about political parties.
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.
Students read U.S. News & World Report article that discusses history of Supreme Court and confirmation battles that have occurred between executive and legislative branches. Students explore which Senate Committee must consider Supreme Court nominations, and what characteristics the Senate looks for in a Supreme Court justice.