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- Albuquerque, NM
Legislative Teacher Resources
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Fourth graders listen to a lecture about the government of Indiana, and the three branches of government. They discuss the reasons for the three branches and read from their text the information on government. Students play a game to practice identifying the purpose of each branch of Indiana's government.
High schoolers engage in a good lesson on the court system. Learners will examine how the Judiciary affects the executive and legislative branches of government. The develop and discuss arguments for and against greater public influence over the Judiciary. This incredibly detailed, 14-page plan has everything you need to successfully implement it with your learners. Highly recommended!
Although just a quick review of general information learned about the Constitution and U.S. government, this presentation could be used as a fun activity before the beginning of a class lesson, or as an independent experience. The presentation covers information about the Constitution, Articles of Confederation, and the branches of government. It could also be used by teachers as an assessment tool.
Learners write a paragraph explaining each of the three branches of government. In this government lesson plan, students write about the functions of the three branches, demonstrate an understanding of checks and balances, and compare and contrast national and state government.