Explaining our United States system of government is an important part of social studies curriculum. One small but vital part that my students struggle with is our representative federal government’s checks and balances. They understood there were three branches but they couldn’t quite connect with WHY we had three. I made this worksheet for my fourth grade students to help them develop a greater understanding of the system. We also talk about the historical reasons our Founding Fathers felt that this structure of the system was important. This is a simple guided activity with lots of discussion. Comes with Answer Key written in simple language as supported by specific articles in the US Constitution.
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