Legislative Teacher Resources
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Branches of Government
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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 30 Views 203 Downloads
My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.
Although this legislative process lesson is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.
4th - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 152 Downloads CCSS: Designed
NC Branches of Government
Fourth graders use the internet, social studies book and Inspiration to research the three branches of NC government. They examine ways North Carolinians govern themselves and identify major government authorities at the local and state level.
4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 10 Downloads
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 42 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Eleventh graders examine the leadership of the Legislative Branch of the federal and state governments. In this American Government lesson plan, 11th graders create a diagram that represents the structure of the US government. Students compare and contrast the House of Representatives and the Senate.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Checks and Balances
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 311 Downloads
How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Journey of a Bill
Students examine the legislative process at the federal and state levels. In this legislative branch instructional activity, 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 134 Downloads
A Supreme History of Conflict
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
"Let us Reason Together" Lyndon Johnson, Master Legislator
Young scholars explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Young scholars respond to discussion questions connected to the lecture and participate in a legislative simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Three Branches of Government
Students write about working in one branch of government. In this branches of government lesson, students read about the three levels of government using various websites and then work in groups to discuss, illustrate and write about which branch they would want to serve in.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads
Checks and Balances
In this government instructional activity, students are introduced democracy and the idea of checks and balances. In groups, students research one particular branch of government and record their findings on a graphic organizer. Students then complete a jigsaw activity, where the experts teach the other groups.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 78 Downloads
Anatomy of the Constitution
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions that your learners will investigate through the many activities and worksheets of this resource, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution and its tenets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Foreign Policy: War
What is the difference between foreign and domestic policy? What are the primary differences in what the United States hopes to accomplish through foreign aid, the military, and the creation of treaties? Your class members will examine these questions through reading materials and worksheets, and will also consider the distinct responsibilities of the president and Congress in regard to foreign policy.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 does and the names for each.
5th Social Studies & History 56 Views 458 Downloads