Legislative Teacher Resources
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Branches of Government: Crossword Puzzle
Reinforce terminology that goes along with the branches of government with this crossword puzzle. There are 17 clues provided. Learners fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers regarding the legislative, executive, and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
3 Branches of Government Word Scramble
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Executive Command
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,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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...
7th Social Studies & History
The Three Branches of Government (Legislative, Executive, Judicial)
Fifth graders compare the three branches of government to a three-legged chair. In this government lesson, 5th graders discuss the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and checks and balances. Students study what each branch of government...
5th Social Studies & History
Inside Straight: the Third Branch
Learners use the worksheet as they view the film Inside Straight: the Third Branch. Multiple case studies and the history of the judicial branch of the US government are included via hyperlink and act as the topics of discussion...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The "Tree" Branches of Government
Introduce your learners to the three branches of government with a great collaborative group project. Class members work together to create a graphic organizer in the shape of a tree to inform others about the goals and principles of the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Separation of Powers
In a fun and informative simulation, your learners will act in groups as lead chefs, menu writers, and nutrition inspectors in deciding a new school lunch menu. They will then compare and contrast their experience to the interaction...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
How was the Constitution Used to Organize the New 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?
9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
American History Through the Len of the Supreme Court Decisions
Students examine the historical background of Supreme Court decisions and the basic principles behind legislation. As part of the lesson, students discover legal concepts and terms and write sentences using the vocabulary they have...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism
Check out this entertaining, speedy, and highly informative overview of the founding stages of the United States government. The video includes a detailed discussion of the limitations of the Articles of Confederation, the eventual...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Checks and Balances System: A Worksheet
Here is a basic worksheet to accompany your lesson on the United States government's system of checks and balances. Pupils identify which of the three branches of government has the power listed in the first column (i.e. veto bills,...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars...
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
3 Branches of Our Government
This straightforward fill-in-the-blank activity could be used for a variety of purposes. Young historians are given 10 sentences about the branches of government; they fill in the blanks with terminology that is related to the United...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
"Let us Reason Together" Lyndon Johnson, Master Legislator
High schoolers explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress instructional activity, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. High schoolers respond to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Millionaire: History Review Game (Chapter 3)
What better way to review the development of American government, than with a game? Play a Millionaire-style game to review topics like, the Bill of Rights, the branches of government, the Articles of Confederation, and federalism....
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
McCulloch v. Maryland
Beginning with an intriguing anticipatory question on whether the teacher or the school handbook has more authority, your young citizens will proceed to discover how the landmark case McCulloch v. Maryland defined the supremacy of the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable