This activity acts as a review and self assessment for students regarding the powers of the legislative and executive branches. Students will receive a list of powers and will be required to categorize them as an executive power, a legislative power, or a shared power between the two branches. Furthermore, to push AP® Government students who will need to know even more specifically which house of Congress is involved in the power, students are asked to clarify which individual house holds the power with an identifying S (Senate), H (House), or B (both). This step is optional. This activity works well for either AP® or regular U.S Government and may be used as either a review or intro assignment to assess prior knowledge. This may be used as either an individual assignment or with partners/small groups and usually keeps students pretty engaged. An answer key is included and all documents are in PDF format.
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