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Fourth Grade Social Studies
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the climate, landforms, regions, government, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
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
Follow the Leader
Students examine the roles of national leaders and the three branches of government and their duties. They view and discuss the images on the South Dakota Quarter Reverse transparency, complete a worksheet, and create a mobile of the three branches.
Are We the People?
Students investigate their elected officials and their roles. In this governmental leadership lesson plan, students discuss the Constitution and research their elected officials. They also organize the information they find regarding the three branches of government.
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.
The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 8
Eighth graders categorize government responsibilities. In this government lesson, 8th graders analyze the provided handouts and complete worksheets about the branches of government that exist in the United States and West Virginia Constitutions.
Statehouse Time Capsule
Fourth graders create a time capsule that is representative of their community. They explain why the chosen objects are representative of themselves or their community.
Lesson Plan: Knowledge is Power
Students participate in a mock Congress simulation. In this legislative branch lesson, students explore the concept of seniority as well as Congressional committee functions as they participate in a classroom simulation.
The Right and the Power
Students read, discuss and analyze the New York Times article "In Wartime, Who Has the Power?" and relate the article to the Constitution. They then brainstorm how the president and Congress make decisions about the war in Iraq and write letters to their representatives expressing their opinions on the issues.
Students examine the role of lobbyists in Washington, D.C. In this Legislative Branch lesson, students watch video segments and read excerpts about lobbying. Students write essays that explore the pros and cons of lobbying.
Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan
Students explore Lincoln's Reconstruction plan. In this Reconstruction lesson, students examine Lincoln's speeches and writings on bringing the country back together following the war.
Baseball Challenge: 5th Grade Social Studies
Quickly review of facts relating to U.S. History in this "Baseball Challenge" presentation. The information presented relates to branches of government, the Vietnam War, WWII, and other key events.
The Federal Legislative Process
Students investigate the concept of the Federal Legislative Process. This is done through the use of research on approved class websites. The lesson gives the option of developing other resources for students to use for the teacher to make or implement as needed.
The Three Branches of Utah's Government
Seventh graders explain the relationship between Utah's three branches of government.
The Executive Branch
Students understand that the federal government is divided into 3 branches. They are introduced to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, which concerns the selection and duties of the president.
The life of a legislative bill
Students investigate bills under consideration by the United States Congress and create a flow chart that tracks the movement of the bills to gain understanding of the legislative process.
Students research structure, function and primary responsibilities of each office of the Executive branch, create a chart displaying their research.
Types of Branches
Fourth graders study the three branches of government. In this politics lesson, 4th graders list the three branches of government, understanding what each branch does, and compare and contrast how government is run with how the school is run by writing an essay about the similarities and differences.
Branches of National Government
Students investigate the branches of the U.S. government. In this U.S. government lesson, students research websites and create a web describing the branches of national government.
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.