The Government and Its Branches
Students role-play the roles of the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government. They discover the shared and distinct powers of each branch.
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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,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Constitution in the Classroom: The Right to Vote
The system of checks and balances is integral to the functionality of the United States government. Learn more about the ways the three branches of the government work together—and about the limitations of their power—with an informative...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Third Branch: The Supreme Court
What exactly is the third branch of government? Your class will examine the Supreme Court and its role as the third branch. They will explore a wide variety of sources to learn about the evolution of the Supreme Court and its cases.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Structure of Government within the EU
The political system of the European Union is historically unique and has been constantly evolving. To better understand the structure of the EU, class members compare the EU's branches to those of the United States Federal Government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Federal Courts in American Government
High schoolers engage in a good lesson on the court system. Learners will examine how the Judiciary affects the executive and legislative branches of government. The develop and discuss arguments for and against greater public influence...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
US Government Review Part 2 - 7 Principles of the Constitution
High school US government class can boggle the mind. Help your class study for the final exam with this video tutorial/ study guide that covers basic topics related to US government, Bill of Rights, the amendments, and branches of...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History