This is a quick and easy graphic organizer that students can use to address the 3rd grade Georgia Performance Standard:
SS3CG1 The student will explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of a republican form of government.
b. Name the three levels of government (national, state, local) and the three branches in each (executive, legislative, judicial), including the names of the legislative branch (Congress, General Assembly, city commission or city council).
c. State an example of the responsibilities of each level and branch of government.
It is very basic. The students identify what you want them to know in each box. They can use any resource for this activity: Internet site, text, etc.
You can use this as a whole group learning activity, small group with the teacher, or individual/partner research.