The Balance of Power
For this map reading worksheet, 5th graders study the map of the power in the Senate in the United States in 2002. Students answer 5 questions.
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Whose go the Power: Checks and Balances
After introducing the three branches of US government, test the class' understanding of government powers. They are asked a series of questions regarding a federal act and then, answer which branch has the power of decision making....
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson plan of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Connecting the Separate Powers
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...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Conceived of Compromises: Creating the US Constitution
The United States Constitutions is one of the world's oldest written constitutions that is still in use today. Learn more about the creation of a document that regulates the separation of powers, checks and balances, and citizens' rights...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable