Branches of Government Teacher Resources

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Organization of the Federal Courts

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
A three-lesson collection explores the federal and state court systems, as well as criminal and civil court systems. Along the way, high schoolers consider the qualifications necessary to serve in high-federal offices, and why courts...
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The Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach young learners about the rights that protect them every day with activities and videos about the Bill of Rights. With fun games, raps, lessons, and collaborative activities, the collection has something for everyone.
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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in...
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Lesson 3: Branches of Government

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that...
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Making the Branches of Government Relevant

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A discussion of the three branches of government can be a fascinating experience.
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Branches of Government Worksheet

For Students 5th - 8th
This is a basic multiple choice activity. Learners answer a set of 9 multiple choice questions about early colonists and branches of government. You might use this as a check for understanding or a quick quiz. The first 2 questions are...
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Branches of Government Worksheet 2

For Students 5th - 8th
Looking for a quick assessment to give to your class about the branches of government in the United States? This is a multiple choice activity that could be used as a quiz. There are 9 questions, some of which are a bit dated and should...
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Branches of Government

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Set down the basics of the three branches of government with the reading passage included here. After reading, class members answer five questions related to the passage.
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Constitutional Principles: Separation of Powers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is separation of powers within a government important for protecting freedom? How does the United States Constitution organize the nation's governing bodies in order to ensure powers are limited and balanced? This video illustrates...
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The Three Branches of Government

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students examine the 3 branches of government. In this American government lesson, students create foldable notes regarding the functions and attributes of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches of government.
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Anatomy of the Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions...
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Branches of Government

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students participate in a sorting activity to research and categorize the three branches of government. They listen to teacher read aloud and write questions for a game based activity
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Branches of Government: Crossword Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
Reinforce terminology that goes along with the branches of government with this crossword puzzle. There are 17 clues provided. Learners fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers regarding the legislative, executive, and...
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The "Tree" Branches of Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce your learners to the three branches of government with a great collaborative group project. Class members work together to create a graphic organizer in the shape of a tree to inform others about the goals and principles of the...
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Millionaire: History Review Game (Chapter 3)

For Teachers 8th - 10th
What better way to review the development of American government, than with a game? Play a Millionaire-style game to review topics like, the Bill of Rights, the branches of government, the Articles of Confederation, and federalism....
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US Constitution Human Scavenger Hunt

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is a fun way to get your learners moving around the classroom, interacting with their classmates, and summarizing what they know about the United States Constitution! In this human scavenger hunt, your young citizens will find...
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The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Check out this entertaining, speedy, and highly informative overview of the founding stages of the United States government. The video includes a detailed discussion of the limitations of the Articles of Confederation, the eventual...
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The Three Branches of Government

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students write about working in one branch of government.  In this branches of government lesson, students read about the three levels of government using various websites and then work in groups to discuss, illustrate and write about...
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Branches of Government

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the branches of government. In this government lesson, students get into groups and choose a branch of government to research. Students create "treehouses" to represent the branches of government and write their...
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Branches of Government

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the three branches of government. In this government and U.S. history lesson, students listen to a story about a boy who attempts to sponsor a bill to ban cartoons. Students interview three teachers who each represent...
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Branches of Government

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work in groups to research the branches of government and create a presentation to share with the class.  In this branches of government instructional activity, 4th graders choose one of nine activities related issue of...
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Branches of Government

For Students 4th - 6th
In this history worksheet, students list the duties and jobs of each branch of government and then write facts about the branches of government in complete sentences on the lines provided.
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Three Branches of Government

For Students 5th
In this United States government worksheet, 5th graders examine a diagram of, and read about the three branches of government. They read about the Supreme Court, Congress, and the President before answering 10 online fill in the blank...