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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 States governmental system.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 140 Downloads
New Review 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 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 7 Views 5 Downloads
Checks and Balances
In this government lesson, 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
The Three Branches of Government
Students complete a unit on the three branches of government. They compare/contrast the three branches of government, write a letter or e-mail to an executive in the Federal Government, and develop outlines for historical documents.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 65 Views 264 Downloads
War-Making: The Use Of A Congressional Power
Students explain the sharing of powers between the Executive and Legislative branches in the war-making power. They also gain an insight into the events surrounding the declaration of war in 1941 and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Three Branches of Government
In this United States government worksheet, 5th graders examine a diagram of, and read about the three branches of government. They read about the Supreme Court, Congress, and the President before answering 10 online fill in the blank questions.
5th Social Studies & History 18 Views 13 Downloads
Role of Congress in Formulating Policy
Young scholars explore the role of Congressional members. In this legislative branch instructional activity, students examine how House and Senate members formulate policy as they research the topic and write essays regarding their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
How is Power Divided in the United States Government?
Need an introduction to the three branches of the United States government? Look no further! This video offers a basic breakdown of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, including their general makeup and designated responsibilities.
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 89 Views 83 Downloads
4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level
This is a 4-H citizenship activity page set that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the 3 branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. This resource also includes a word search as well as directions for a mock election and a career scavenger hunt.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 219 Downloads
Governance And Civics: Grade 4
This PowerPoint provides elementary students with a basic overview of the structure and workings of the US Government. Students will be introduced to the 3 branches of Federal and State Government, the Bill of Rights, and Amendments 1, 5, 6, and 8.
4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 40 Downloads
Students examine how citizens can influence legislation. They watch a video, develop a list of how citizens can influence legislation, answer video discussion questions, conduct Internet research, and write a recommendation for change to the No Child Left Behind Act.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
American History Through the Len of the Supreme Court Decisions
Learners 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 discussed.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
The Age of Constitution Writing
Was the United States significantly more democratic in their governing structures and laws after the overthrow of British authorities? Compare and contrast summaries of the country's constitutions under British rule and after independence, as well as examine a summation of the Articles of Confederation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 19 Downloads
War Making: Executive and Legislative Powers
Students examine executive and legislative powers. In this federal powers lesson plan, students determine who has the power to wage war in the U.S. government. Students analyze the Constitution and research historical precedents regarding war-making policy.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 27 Downloads