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253 resources with the concept the three branches of government

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The U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners study the powers and limitations of the three branches of the American government. They explain how the system of "checks and balances" protects the individual citizens. They explain how the amendments to the Constitution...
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The Right to Remain Resilient

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the Civil Rights Movements in the U.S., both current and historic. In small groups students investigate a specific civil rights group, create an illustrated timeline, noting key events, people, and state and federal laws.
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The Supreme Court

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the 3 branches of government and the constitution. In this social studies lesson, students discuss the role of the Supreme Court in the U.S. This assignment is compatible with the TI Navigator.      
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US Government: Supreme Court

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the powers of the Supreme Court. In this Judicial Branch lesson, students define vocabulary regarding the branch's responsibilities, take notes on a video regarding the branch, and discuss the powers of the branch in a...
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What is a Court?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study the judicial branch and role of the courts in government. In this courts instructional activity, students identify the responsibilities of appellate courts and trial courts. Students work in pairs to determine if the...
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Did You Know?

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this government worksheet, students read a one page text about the Congress, House of Representatives and Senate. Students write the names of the Senators and Representatives from their state.
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Three Branches of Government

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students locate sixteen terms dealing with the three branches of government. answers are provided in various formats.
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Create Your Own Constitution

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the processes, purpose and components of a good and just constitution. They focus on the Constitution of the United States of America. Students discuss the purpose of a constitution and reasons why the Constitution...
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Progressive Test Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students fill in the blank and matching worksheets relay-style. They are told that first team to complete the relay recieves five points on their exam. Students are explained that there are five phases of the game, and they are not...
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Differences and Settlement in the Legislative Budget Process

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the issues at hand when legislators are trying to agree on policy. In groups, they role-play different roles within a sub-committee when trying to balance the budget. They present their findings to the class and...
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Don't Just Dream-Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create campaign materials to encourage the passage of legislation supporting higher education for immigrant minors. They produce flyers, brochures, pins and a voter presentation for a school fair. To prepare the materials they...
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The Federal Legislative Process

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of the Federal Legislative Process. This is done through the use of research on approved class websites. The activity gives the option of developing other resources for students to use for the teacher to...
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Leaders in the Judicial Branch

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine the leadership roles and qualities of members of the judicial branch in public life. They view and discuss video clips from a federal judge and two Supreme Court judges.
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Exploring the Three Branches of Government

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students view a PowerPoint presentation to explore the three branches of government. Using this infromation, they identify the people, buildings and responsiblities of each branch. They complete a worksheet using the internet and take a...
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Can We Breathe Easier?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers list the exclusive and shared powers of the state and national governments. They state the specific role of the national and state governments in enforcing environmental legislation.
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Election Term BINGO Game

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students test their grasp of election vocabulary with a quick BINGO game! They create a glossary of election terms or an ABCs of Elections book and add new election-related terms as they encounter them.
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What Jobs are Needed to Fill the Needs of a Community?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students connect needs for safety of a community infrastructure with needs of a government. They examine and explain the three branches of government. They explain the functions of different positions in the Presidents Cabinet.
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Follow a Bill!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students participate in an activity to discover how a bill becomes law in California. In groups, they create a school program based on their own ideas for change. They develop and conduct a survey within their community and present their...
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Branches of NC State Government-- Online Research

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders enhance their knowledge of the three branches of the state government. They use the internet to research the responsibilities of a branch. Students share their information with other members of the class.
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NC Branches of Government

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use the internet, social studies book and Inspiration to research the three branches of NC government. They examine ways North Carolinians govern themselves and identify major government authorities at the local and state...
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Branches of State Government--Learning Centers

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders rotate through centers to become familiar with the three branches of government. They examine the responsibilities of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of state and local government. Students analyze the...
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The Virginia Assembly

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the first permanent English settlement in America. Using the Internet, they identify the importance of the Virginia assembly. They answer questions based on different scenarios given to them by their teacher and how...
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Order in the Court

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the branches of government, who leads each branch and its responsibilities. They understand the role that John Marshall played in our government system. They research the role of the Supreme Court.
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What Are the Ethical Considerations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the socioeconomic and environmental issues associated with radon. They examine the laws that exist in New Jersey that pertain to real estate. They work in groups to design new legislation that addresses associated...