To understand how the government of the United States represents, serves, and protects the American people today.
1 class period
This activity begins with students completing a series of sentences -- arranged in the following categories -- by filling in missing words, names, and terms.
• The Executive Branch
• The Legislative Branch
• The Judicial Branch
Each statement includes information about the federal government at work. One or more letters in each answer are given as clues. You can decide whether to have the class complete this section as a contest, game, or an activity for individuals.
To conclude the lesson, students answer a Thought Question, which helps develop critical thinking skills.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.