Do you need a comprehensive and engaging lesson on the principle of Checks and Balances and its influence on the shaping of the American government? This is the activity you've been looking for!
This "Branches of Government" activity includes:
1) A graphic organizer-based activity that assess your students's comprehension of the branches of government and the impact that it has on the history of as well as the modern United States government. Your students will be able to identify the powers of each branch of government as well as analyze how each branch is able to check one another. Following this, students are given real and made up scenarios that ask them to use the checks and balances system to determine the process of blocking the actions of other branches.
2) A detailed answer key to the lesson activity to save you time and help guide student comprehension.
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Checks and Balances Bundle
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