Refine Your Results

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

32 resources with the keyterm separation of powers

Videos (Over 2 Million Educational Videos Available)
Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
4:18
Thomas Jefferson - Author of The...
Women's History Activator: Eleanor Roosevelt Video
5:34
Women's History Activator: Eleanor Roosevelt
Prepositional Phrases for Kids | English Grammar Video Video
11:22
Prepositional Phrases for Kids | English...
Other Resource Types (32)
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 12th
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Lesson 3: Branches of Government

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third activity of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that...
+
Organizer
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Constitutional Principles

For Students 8th - 12th
Keep track of constitutional principles with a graphic organizer. Pupils define, describe the origins of, and note down the location of the following terms: checks and balances, federalism, individual rights, limited government, popular...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Limiting Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While this instructional activity includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies...
+
Instructional Video6:26
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

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...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers determine the role of each branch of government in a system of checks and balances. They demonstrate the role of the judiciary in American government
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review concepts shown to them in a telecast on the role of the judiciary in a system of separation of powers. After reading an article, they work together in groups to complete a chart on checks and balances. They also discuss...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Political Parties and What They Do

For Students 10th - 12th
The emerging politicians in your government might be familiar with the words "Democrat" and "Republican," but what do they really know about the role of political parties in America? Use this activity to reinforce information from your...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Constitutional Acts (Chapter 3)

For Students 10th - 12th
Help your learners review constitutional acts in this review worksheet, which could also be used as a class quiz. Five matching questions and five multiple choice questions address checks and balances, the powers of the Senate and House,...
+
PPT
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Separation of Powers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The three branches of our government are covered in this presentation.  Students get a closer look at the powers that each branch of the government hold, how the system of checks and balances works, and how each branch has specific...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

U.S. Constitution - Checks and Balances

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the separation of powers of the branches of the U.S. federal government. For this U.S. Constitution lesson, students listen to a SMART Board supported lecture on checks and balances of the Judicial, Legislative, and...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Cartoons for the Classroom: Defining the Separation of Power

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events learning exercise, students analyze a political cartoon about the separation of powers in the American government and respond to 3 talking point questions.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Separation of Powers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare the role of federal and local government. In this government instructional activity, students watch "Separation of Powers." Students discuss the federal and state powers prior to participating in a simulation that...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Separation of Powers

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the roles of each of the branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances lesson, students watch Discovery video segments and discuss the concept of federalism as they create a school-wide policy for government...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Separation of Powers

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the separation of powers in local and federal government. Using case studies, they review several instances of separation of powers. After reading the case studies, they write a brief opinion essays supporting their...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Essentials of the US Constitution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students determine how the content of the U.S. Government enables the U.S. Government to function. They examine the roles and functions of the three branches of government and how the separation of powers and checks and balances affect...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Separation of Powers: Connecting the Separate Powers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the concept of separation of powers. They recognize how the Constitution provides for separation of powers and categorize public officials into one of three branches of government. Students do a role play and see if...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Checks and Balances

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students take a closer look at the responsibilities of the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches. In this U.S. government lesson plan, students read articles 1, 2, and 3 of the Constitution and then use Venn diagrams to compare...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Branches of U.S. Government

For Students 7th - 8th
In this branches of U.S. government worksheet, learners answer 3 questions for each branch concerning separation of powers, then give examples from the textbook for the use of checks and balances for each branch.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Plan of Government under the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the U.S. plan for federal government. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students investigate a chart on the responsibilities of the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branches of governments. Students complete a...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Introduction to the Constitution: The First Three Articles of the Constitution, Separation of Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils review the first three articles of the United States Constitution. In groups, they examine the three branches of government and their function. They follow the path of a bill until it becomes law and discuss Congress' role.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Why Do We Separate Power?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the separation of powers that are outlined in the Constitution. The lesson includes essential questions that are used to guide the research. The information is used to increase knowledge of how power is used in...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

THE FEDERAL CONFIRMATION PROCESS: CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the process whereby presidential appointees are confirmed.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Federalism: The Nation and The States

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss the division of powers between national and state governments. Groups create a PowerPoint slide representing one of the 3 types of powers.