UPDATED: Hanging Around the Three Branches brings the tedious task of learning about the three branches of government into the realm of interesting for students. Prior to creating their mobiles, students will use the United States Constitution to complete a worksheet on each branch of government. Once students have a basic concept of the three branches, they create mobiles. Students will use required information, such as terms of office, qualifications for office, positions within each branch, and the powers of each branch, to construct their mobiles. Upon completion of their mobiles, students will be assessed on their knowledge of the three branches of government.
NOTE: I have verified that my lesson includes the worksheets for all three branches and I have added a partial diagram for mobile construction.