Connecting the Separate Powers

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Scholars demonstrate what they know about the separation of powers through role play. Two individuals act out a skit as the remaining class members discuss and decide whether the interaction they observed is an appropriate example of the separation of powers. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Direct pupils to write a script and act out an original scenario that demonstrates the separation of powers 
  • Allow multiple pairs of learners to perform the skit adding their personal dramatic flare 
  • Conduct the activity as an anticipatory set to the lesson about the separation of powers or at the conclusion of the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required 
  • Check your calendar to confirm this year's Constitution Day date 
Pros

  • The lesson is brief but strongly details the United States' law system 
  • An artistic representation of the three branches of government is included 
  • Peer involvement enhances engagement 
  • Perfect for a lesson on Constitution Day
Cons

  • None