This file contains 2 branches of government graphic organizers, 1 teacher clip art page for an anchor chart, and 1 9-question Q&A board for students to understand/research separation of powers.
This file covers the GPS:
SS3CG1 The student will explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of a republican form of government.
a. Explain why in the United States there is a separation of power between branches of government and levels 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.
Page 1 is called: 'Details, Details, Details'. I used it for my higher learners. The students identify the names of each person/branch at each level. They also have space to fill in responsibilities for each branch and level.
Page 2 is called: 'Just the Basics'. I used it for my lower learners. They identified the basic responsibility at each branch and identified the names of each person/group at each branch/level.
Page 3 is a teacher page with a picture of clip art for a wall anchor chart. It's useful for the kids to use it and look back throughout the year. You can also change the pictures to fit your own governor, mayor, etc.
Page 4 is called: 'Separation of Powers Q&A'. There are 9 open response questions students can use any text to research and find answers. I used this page as a game board for prizes/tally points.
For all of the graphic organizers, you can delete my pictures and put in your own images for your governor, mayor, city council, etc.