The Three Branches of Government includes you need to cover the first three Articles of the Constitution (Article I: Legislative Branch, Article II: Executive Branch, and Article III: Judicial Branch), PLUS the system of checks and balances, and the three levels of government!
The Three Branches of Government lesson plan will engage your students and challenge their critical thinking skills. It's been designed to last one full class period and can be easily stretched out to last even longer!
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You’ll receive everything you need to cover:
--The powers and authorities of Congress
--Legislative Branch shall consist of a House of Representatives and Senate
--How the president is elected (electoral college)
--The presidents duties and powers
--Role of the U.S. Supreme Court
--Terms of Supreme Court justices
--Why we have a system of checks and balances
--The roles, duties, and powers of each branch of government
--Real life examples of checks and balances
--Roles, responsibilities, and functions of each level of government (federal, state, and local)
--How each of the levels are similar and different from one another
--PowerPoint presentation with built in discussion based questions (DBQ)
-- student exercise assignments to choose from, all come complete with teacher answer key
--Student exercises come in PDF format -and- digital interactive notebook via Google Drive
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