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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 19 Views 14 Downloads
Members of Congress Who Have Made a Significant Contribution
Students examine laws that have benefited the nation in a variety of ways. The congressperson in the legislative branch of the government primarily responsible for the passage of the law and the current representatives are sought in this lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Eleventh graders examine the leadership of the Legislative Branch of the federal and state governments. In this American Government lesson, 11th graders create a diagram that represents the structure of the US government. Students compare and contrast the House of Representatives and the Senate.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Journey of a Bill
Students examine the legislative process at the federal and state levels. In this legislative branch lesson, students watch a video regarding the journey of a bill to become a law. Students discuss the process and use the provided rubric to create board games based on the legislative process.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 144 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
Charting the Three Branches of Government
Students review CongressLink on the internet and study the branches of government. They work in groups to create charts showing the structure and functions of the three branches of government as outlined in the first three articles to the Constitution.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 33 Downloads
Having the Last Word
Students discuss the influence of foreign languages in their everyday speech after reading an article from The New York Times on language legislation in Brazil. Students are divided into 4 groups in order to research languages spoken in an assigned country, what percentage speaks that language and whether or not their assigned country has discussed language legislation.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 25 Downloads
Taking From the Giving Tree
Students explore the ways in which various American cities negotiate the protection of their "green infrastructure," gaining a broader understanding of proposed and enacted legislation as it relates to preserving and planting trees in urban environments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 59 Downloads
The Three Branches Of Government
Students create a visual representation of the three branches of government. As a class, students identify and discuss the three branches of government and their function in keeping the people of the country safe and productive. Students create a poster or booklet identifying the three branches of government and their functions.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 38 Views 150 Downloads
I Civics: Legislative Branch
Pupils 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
Checks and Balances
Eleventh graders explain the structure and function of the United States government established by the Constitution. They set up a make-believe scenario: the 3 volunteers have been friends for a long time and have formed a club (the government).
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 28 Downloads
Lesson 2: The Tired King
Students are introduced to the three functions of government (legislative, judicial, and executive). They read and discuss a story about an overworked king who must handle all the tasks of government. Students give a description of the three functions of government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 35 Downloads
TE Activity: Pollution Politics
Students examine how a bill becomes a law in the US Congress. They investigate legislation about global warming. They determine the role of engineers as they educate Congress, the public and other government institutions about global warming.
4th - 6th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 2 Downloads
Fourth graders, after studying the three branches of state government and gathering together a variety of art materials, create a mobile explaining all three branches of the government. They display their mobiles inside the classroom for all to observe.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads