Looking for some cooperative learning structures to teach the division of power in the United States government? This activity asks your class to examine the different aspects of the Federalist system through various lenses. It provides an opportunity for students to read, consider, discuss, and share with their peers. The download includes a teacher lesson plan, handouts for students, and an answer key for the teacher. It is a great cooperative and higher-level thinking activity to spice up your introduction to American government! Great for a civics class or as an early activity for any US history class to set the groundwork for understanding events in US history.