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In this review of United States government worksheet, 5th graders recall facts and answer multiple choice questions. Students answer 25 questions.
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. S. Governement. Students teach each other from other groups what they have found out. They are given a quiz where they should correctly answer 8 of 9 questions about the U.S. government.
Students debate the constitutional principles of the United States. In this U.S. government lesson, 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.
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.
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. For this U.S. government lesson, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
Sixth graders complete a Venn Diagram. In this government comparison activity, 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. Students complete a Venn Diagram comparing the U.S. government to that of Ancient Greece.
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. While this is put together specifically for 4-H, it could be adapted for classroom use.
Students examine reasons for studying government. In this U.S. government lesson, students brainstorm the reasons for rules. Students draft their own class constitution in the style of the U.S. Constitution.
In 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.
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. Use it as a homework assignment or exit slip.
For this United States government worksheet, learners match vocabulary words to their definitions. Students match twelve words.
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. Try taking the time to pause the video as you present it in order to expand on the descriptions and perhaps to include some mini-lessons or activities on each branch. 
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.
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.
Students examine the role of the Senate. In this U.S. government lesson plan, students select current event issues, draft laws regarding them, and role play the research and debate of bills in the Senate.
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.
Students 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.
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. The sixth in a series of 24 skill-building exercises.
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.
Students compare and contrast the the Weimar Constitution of pre-Nazi Germany with the U. S. Constitution. They match examples of prejudicial attitudes and acts of prejudice, discrimination, violence and genocide.