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Millionaire: History Review Game (Chapter 3)
What better way to review the development of American government, than with a game? Play a Millionaire-style game to review topics like, the Bill of Rights, the branches of government, the Articles of Confederation, and federalism. Fifteen fun questions and answers await!
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
Utah's Legislative Branch: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Seventh graders explain the steps by which a bill becomes a law. They research how a bill becomes a law within the three branches of Utah's government and synthesize their research and discussion in a classroom representation of government.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Fifth graders explore the three branches of the Federal Government and their responsibilities. They rotate through three centers to describe 3 responsibilities of each branch. They summarize their findings in the centers by visiting posters of each branch and answering questions.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Behind the Scenes: The Executive Response to 9/11
Learners examine the actions of the executive branch following the September 11th terrorist attacks. In this U.S. government lesson, students watch segments of a video titled "Behind the Scenes: The Executive Response to 9/11." Learners respond to discussion questions regarding the twenty-two chapters of the video.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 41 Downloads
US Government: The Checks and Balances System of the US Constitution
Young scholars examine the responsibilities of the 3 branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances lesson, students identify the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Young scholars share examples of the responsibilities of each branch in today's world.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 169 Downloads
Simulating Congressional Action in the Classroom
Seventh graders study the congressional system in the United States. In this American Government lesson, 7th graders participate in informal negotiations with fellow student-legislators in order to get legislation passed.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students are taught that there is more to executive branch of the federal government than the president and cabinet. They identify in pairs the names and fucntions of different departments under the executive branch of federal governemnt. Studnets work together to complete a flow chart of the different parts of the executive branch of the federal government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 33 Downloads
Hate Crimes Legislation
Students investigate hate crime legislation. In this hate crime lesson, students examine the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act Students explore the fine between hate crime legislation and First Amendment rights.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 14 Downloads
European Union Governance
Students explore the structure of European Union (EU) governance. In this EU lesson, students research EU geography, member countries, and commission attributes. Students also listen to a lecture regarding the EU legislative process and compare it the U.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Separation of Powers
Eighth graders research the three branches of government and examine the effect that the separation of powers has on the presidency. They explain the importance of the rule of law in establishing limits on both those who govern and the governed.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
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 7 Views 139 Downloads
New Review Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second lesson of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US Constitution, with students using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 30 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth activity in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, students go on to examine the different types of courts and the difference between civil and criminal law.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Types of Branches
Fourth graders study the three branches of government. In this politics instructional activity, 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.
4th Social Studies & History 20 Views 80 Downloads