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I Civics: Legislative Branch
Students explore the role of Congressional members. In this legislative branch lesson, students play an online game that requires them to consider the needs of their constituents prior to sponsoring bills in Congress.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 49 Downloads
The Federal Legislative Process
Learners investigate the concept of the Federal Legislative Process. This is done through the use of research on approved class websites. The lesson plan gives the option of developing other resources for students to use for the teacher to make or implement as needed.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Life before Congress
Students name some interesting backgrounds of Members of Congress, identify their current representatives in the legislative branch of the national government, and describe the background of one local representative or senator.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all aspects of the US Government including, the three branches, powers, separation of powers, the Amendments, case studies, checks and balances, rights, and judicial process.
12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 103 Downloads
Branches of Government
Fourth graders work in groups to research the branches of government and create a presentation to share with the class. In this branches of government lesson, 4th graders choose one of nine activities related issue of the banning of cartoons.
4th Social Studies & History 30 Views 230 Downloads
New Review The Fourth Branch: You!
Take time to remind your young learners of the valuable understanding that each branch of the United States government is really composed of other citizens. The reading material and worksheets of this resource cover the importance of citizens and their communication with their representatives.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Our System of Checks and Balances
Learners study the governmental system of checks and balances between the individual branches. The balances are reviewed and the goal of the instructional activity is to develop and answer the question, "What are some ways the three branches of our government check one another?
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 80 Downloads
3 Branches of State Government
Fourth graders discuss what they think of when they hear the word government and write their suggestions on the board. They discuss what the state government is and what it does. They then discover the three separate branches of government and their responsibilities.
4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 36 Downloads
Congressional Committees and the Legislative Process
Students review stages of the legislative process, how committees help determine the outcome, and by deciding which bills the full Congress consider. They research committee assignments to consider why representation is important to the people
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Judges on Trial
Students investigate how different branches of government affect or aid the appointment of a Supreme Court justice nominee and the responsibilities of a judge. They, in groups, focus their research on a branch of government and present to the class.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 44 Downloads
US Government Game Show
Students investigate the US government. In this US government lesson, students research the branches of government. Students create a game show with answers and questions. Students make posters for each of the three branches of government.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 37 Views 263 Downloads
Legislative Branch - Want Ads: An Introductory Lesson
Students investigate Congressional responsibilities. In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students explore the responsibilities of Congressional members and then write want-ads that feature the salary, skills, location, job requirements, and job benefits of House and Senate office holders.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 39 Downloads
The House of Representatives and the Senate
Students explore the responsibilities of the House of Representatives and the Senate. In this Legislative Branch lesson, students define vocabulary regarding the branch's responsibilities, take notes on a video regarding the branch, and discuss the powers of the branch in a teacher-led discussion.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Follow a Bill!
Students discover how a bill becomes a law. In this Legislative Branch lesson plan, students watch C-Span coverage of a bill making its way through the House and the Senate. Students use the provided worksheet to chart the progress of the bill.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Students determine the role of each branch of government in a system of checks and balances. They demonstrate the role of the judiciary in American government
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
Students identify the three branches of the federal government and their role in our government. They identify important events and accomplishments in the life of one president of the United States. Students identify the major national issues and events faced by the president and evaluate an event in the president's administration that showed the system of checks and balances at work.
4th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 80 Downloads