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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 worksheet that would help learners memorize government terminology. Answers are included at the end.
After reviewing and reading about the three branches of US Government, complete this activity with your class. In groups, they will place their "cards" on the board under the correct branch. This instructional activity is weak and unclear. I'd make a classroom tree that displays each branch of government and little branches for each job the major branches are responsible for. Pupils would have to research and draw images for each job, those images would then hang from tree like fruit.
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.