What Is Separation of Powers?

Who has the power? Scholars investigate the creation of the three branches of government in the United States Constitution. They analyze just why the framers created the branches the way they did.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate a review lesson on the creation of the Constitution and the inclusion of the Separation of Powers
  • Place charts around the classroom detailing the responsibilities of each branch of the government (legislative, executive, and judicial)
Classroom Considerations

  • Group sizes should be no more than three
  • Frst installment of a three-part lesson series
Pros

  • Resource provides a detailed overview of each branch of government
  • Includes printable worksheet 
Cons