“The Three Branches Memory Game” is an easy-to-prepare and fun activity reinforcing the purposes, compositions, and law-making roles of the United States Federal Government’s Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. This variation of a traditional memory game challenges players to match cards based upon information—not by matching identical images or text—requiring all cards to be read and comprehended fully. Students use correctly matched information cards to complete corresponding questions sheets composed of low and high-order thinking items. The “Three Branches Memory Game” can be played solitaire, head-to-head or between three students to collect and work with information and concepts related to the United States’ Federal Government.
This resource includes a FAQ-formatted resource entitled “How Does the Federal Government Work?,” a corresponding reading strategy, game instruction sheets for students, three sets of cards (one for each branch of the Federal Government), questions sheets corresponding to each branch, and teacher versions of the strategy and questions sheets providing correct and example responses. Each card set consists of twenty cards—two versions of ten fact cards.
PDF and modifiable Word versions are contained within the zip archive download.