This handy-dandy notes guide will keep your students focused on the most important parts of this humorous Crash Course ™ video. Learning about the separation of powers and checks and balances provides foundational content for discovering how the Constitution limits our government. This is particularly useful for lessons that fit into studies of the Constitution, the separation of powers, and checks and balances. It's a ready-to-go homework assignment, or quiet time activity. Aligned standards can be found within the introduction letter within this document. Finally, a homework that students will enjoy!