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Constitution - Checks and Balances

Constitution - Checks and Balances
Constitution - Checks and Balances
Constitution - Checks and Balances
Constitution - Checks and Balances
Constitution - Checks and Balances
Constitution - Checks and Balances
Constitution - Checks and Balances
Constitution - Checks and Balances
Product Description
Constitution - Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances

Aim: Why is no branch stronger than another?

Included in this product:
• Title page
• Do Now: Student-centered critical thinking question - What is the principle that created the three branches of government? What is its purpose, and why is it important? {separation of powers}
• The Separation of Powers & Checks and Balances reading passage with scaffolding questions
• The Branches of Government "Check" Each Other Out Activity {can be individual or cooperative activity}
• Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question
• Answer Key for Teachers

Students will research and understand the role of the concept of checks and balances, and abilities of each branch to check and balance another - they will understand the connection between the branches of government and make their own decision about which branch is the strongest!

Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary

Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for activities}; questions are scaffolded; students participate in application scenarios

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© 2014 A Social Studies Life
For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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