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Congress and Interest Groups
Learners consider the relationship between Congressional members and special interest groups. In this legislative branch lesson, students conduct research to identify donations made to Congressional committee members by lobbyists.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 54 Downloads
Branches of the U.S. Government
In this recognizing the three branches of the United States government worksheet, students read a chart about the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and use the information to answer questions. Students write 5 answers.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 26 Views 306 Downloads
The Branches of Government
After reviewing and reading about the three branches of US Government, complete this activity with your class. In groups, they will place their "cards" on the board under the correct branch. This lesson is weak and unclear. I'd make a classroom tree that displays each branch of government and little branches for each job the major branches are responsible for.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
Branches of Government Graphic
Students explore the three branches of government. They create a graphic diagram to show each branch of government. Students include the qualifications for service and duties of each branch of government in their graphic diagram.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 40 Downloads
Branches of Government Worksheet
This is a basic multiple choice activity. Learners answer a set of 9 multiple choice questions about early colonists and branches of government. You might use this as a check for understanding or a quick quiz. The first 2 questions are on a slightly different topic than the other 7 questions.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 135 Downloads
New Review The Executive Command
Take on the role of president of the United States with this interactive online game, which will acquaint your learners with the various responsibilities of the executive branch of government. While not an in-depth or complex resource, it could be a fun way to summarize all the major tasks that the president must complete, such as negotiating peace treaties, gaining support from Congress, and directing bills to the appropriate government departments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Functions of the Three Branches of Government
Students research the branches of government and write summaries about both the state and federal systems. After conducting reaserch in texts and online, students create Venn diagrams displaying the governmental functions of the three branches.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 48 Downloads
Our Government Today: The Legislative and Executive Branches
Young scholars examine the differences and similarities in the Legislative and Executive branches of the federal government. They research how the legislative branch has changed over time and the issues of making new laws. They role play the role of the president to determine how difficult it is to make informed decisions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Process of Legislation.
High schoolers investigate how legislation works. In the Social Studies lesson, the students will explore vocabularies that are essential to the lesson. Then the high schoolers will be broken up into groups of 4-8. They will be given 4 different tasks that must be completed, online and with the TI calculator.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 56 Downloads
Leaders in the Legislative Branch
Students read case studies about the leaders in the legislative branch of government. After reading the studies, they discover how the leaders have compromised on issues to best serve their states. They answer discussion questions and identify the roles lawmakers have played in public life.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Bill of Rights and Lawmaking
Ninth graders consider how the Bill of Rights impacts the lawmaking process in the United States. In this Bill of Rights lesson, 9th graders discuss the amendments and their limitations. Students research the role of the Legislative Branch and create presentations that feature their findings.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Judicial Branch
Young scholars investigate the facets and structure of the judicial branch. In this American government activity, students discover the responsibilities of the federal and the state courts. Young scholars complete vocabulary, worksheet, and case law activities.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 55 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 79 Views 76 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 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Branches of NC State Government-- Online Research
Fourth graders enhance their knowledge of the three branches of the state government. They use the internet to research the responsibilities of a branch. Students share their information with other members of the class.
4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 8 Downloads