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Grandpa' Fight and the U.S. Government
Students are given the United States Constitution, students generate a list on the board of Grandpa's constitutional rights that might help him keep his home and property. Students become "experts," by reading and group discussion, on the 3 branches of the U.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 81 Downloads
Teaching Six Big Ideas in the Constitution
Students debate the constitutional principles of the United States. In this U.S. government instructional activity, students examine the meaning of the text of the U.S. Constitution and analyze other primary documents of the era. Students prepare for and participate in a debate of current constitutional issues.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 211 Downloads
The Purpose of Government
Students describe the purpose of government. They explain how the purpose of government is reflected in the Preamble of the Constitution. They describe one way the United States government fulfills its responsibilities.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 46 Views 184 Downloads
Compromise is the Key
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 66 Downloads
Emperor or President?
Sixth graders complete a Venn Diagram. In this government comparison lesson, 6th graders discuss how rules are similar and different at home, school and in their community. Students learn about the type and structure of the United States government.
6th Social Studies & History 8 Views 31 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 13 Views 215 Downloads
Time For Kids: Branches of U.S. Government and Following Directions
For this Time For Kids: branches of the U. S. Government and following directions worksheet, 6th graders read about the branches of government and answer 4 questions, then use the magazine to complete the graphic organizer.
6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 12 Downloads
True or False?: 3 Branches of U.S. Government
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This worksheet is composed of 10 statements. Learners must determine if each statement is true or false. If it is false, they write in the correct answer. This would be a good way to see if your class is clear on the responsibilities of each branch of the government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 44 Views 424 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
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 Three Branches of Government
Sixth graders discover details about the 3 branches of government. In this primary source analysis lesson, 6th graders examine documents and images from the Library of Congress to investigate the structure of the U.S. government.
6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 53 Downloads
Greater Debates Issue #2: Does the Separation of Powers Produce Ineffective Government?
Students examine the separation of powers that exist in the U.S. government. In this government lesson, students debate the positive attributes of separation of powers in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
The Impact of the IWW on the Nation or Who were the Wobblies?
Learners evaluate the role labor groups had on the U.S. Government in the early 1900's. In this teaching American history lesson, students complete several activities, including response writing and listening to music, that reinforce what the have learned about early 20th Century labor movements.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
When Should the U.S. Government Send Troops to Another Region of the World?
Introduce your class members to the Fortified Discussion, a discussion that uses precise, academic language and factual information to support a position on a controversial topic. After reading an annotated text that presents background information on the 9/11 attacks and on the Darfur conflict, pairs create a model for a fortified discussion of when the US should send troops to other countries.
7th - 10th Language Arts 12 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Documents and Symbols and American Freedom
Students complete a unit of lessons on the documents, symbols, and famous people involved in the founding of the U.S. government. They create a personal bill of rights, write a found poem, design a flag, conduct research, and role-play events.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 65 Downloads