This is a lesson plan that gives students an overview of the three branches of U.S. government. It provides multiple options to accommodate teachers and students. It contains time estimates for each component so teachers can easily select the desired components to fit a class period ranging from 30 to 90 minutes. The lesson plan includes: objectives, essential questions, a spot to enter standards, detailed procedures (describing the anticipatory set, direct instruction, activity, and closure), homework or extra class assignments, methods of assessment, a list of materials, and accommodations. If you like this, check out more items from Citizen Genius in this store or visit citizengenius.org for free, additional content and videos.