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3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz

3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz
3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz
3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz
3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz
3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz
3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz
3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz
3 Branches: Checks and Balances - Notes, Chart, Scenarios, Quiz
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These are some great worksheets and extension activities to enhance your unit on the U.S. Government, focus on Checks & Balances.

First, students receive a chart handout that easily explains each branch of government and the actions it could take to check the other 2 branches. Color-coded, and includes pictures.

Then, students read about some potential government scenarios (some are true, some are fictional, some are just funny!) and the potential action a branch would like to take. Then, they refer to their chart to decide which branch could check or stop that action from occurring. This is a great way to extend their thinking and apply their knowledge of checks and balances.

Finally, there is a quiz in which students are presented with potential scenarios, and they must name the branch of government that could check the scenario.

Included:
* Checks and Balances Chart, easy to read and understand how each branch can check the other. Includes pictures
* Scenarios: Students read about potential acts a branch could take, then refer to chart (above) to decide which branch could 'check' or stop this action
* Checks and Balances Quiz
* Answer Key

Excellent for grades 7-10.
This bundle is the perfect addition to your Government Unit!

Please visit my other U.S. Government Products:
* U.S. Constitution Preamble Worksheet DBQ: Students Write Preamble in Own Words
* U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights Worksheet DBQ: Read and Understand

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* U.S. Government: Preamble, Bill of Rights, Checks & Balances


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