Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz

Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz
Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz
Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz
Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz
Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz
Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz
Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz
Three Branches of Government AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON 33 of 100 Contest+Game+Quiz
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OBJECTIVE:
To become familiar with the organization and powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government.

TIME:
2 class periods

The activity begins by giving each student a copy of page 33A only. Read with the class the introductory paragraph about the three branches of government. Go over the rules for Contest 1, which is about the Legislative Branch, and have the students begin. After 10-15 minutes, exchange papers and go over the answers. Determine which class members have the most correct answers.

Give each student a copy of page 33B only. Go over the rules for Contest 2, which is about the Executive Branch, and have the students begin. After 10-15 minutes, exchange papers and go over the answers. Determine which class members have the most correct answers.

At the beginning of the second class period, give each student a copy of pages 33C-33D. Go over the game rules on page 33C. The game is about the Judicial Branch, involves the class being divided into two teams. and is based on the tic-tac-toe concept.

Conclude the lesson with the section The System of Checks and Balances on page 33D.

My students always enjoy the competition throughout this activity! It is a fun way to learn about the three branches of government.

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.
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