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James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
James Madison, fourth president of the United States serving from 1809-1817, is the focus of a four-lesson collection that provides high schoolers with the information they need to understand why Madison is considered "The Father of the...
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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 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...
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Lesson 5: Constitution Principles: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the limited powers of the 3 branches of U.S. government. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the basic responsibilities of the three branches of government and complete the provided handouts on...
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Separation of Powers

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
After the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers were in a pickle. They needed to create a government, but how could they protect the people from a tyrant? The separation of powers was their answer! A video resource explores the history...
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What Is Separation of Powers?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who has the power? Scholars investigate the creation of the three branches of government in the United States Constitution. They analyze just why the framers created the branches the way they did.
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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...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Defining the Separation of Power

For Students 8th - 12th
For this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the separation of powers in the American government and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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"Mending Wall" and The Separation of Powers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars use Robert Frost's poem to better interpret and understand the separation of powers in the United States Constitution. Class members examine and analyze the role checks and balances are supposed to play in the government.
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Lesson 6: Constitutional Principles: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the concept of checks and balances. In this U.S. government instructional activity, 12th graders discuss the basic responsibilities of the three branches of government. Students then take a closer look at judicial...
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The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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
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Separation of Powers/Qualifications of Office

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Time to work together in class to understand the separation of powers as well as the qualifications for office! The resource includes terms to review for pre-knowledge before beginning instruction. Following the review, pupils work on a...
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Baron de Montesquieu

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Where would we be without Baron do Montesquieu and his On the Spirit of Laws? Class members examine passages from Montesquieu's essay that present his concepts of the separation of powers, republican government, and equality under the...
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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...
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Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars analyze why the Founding Fathers separated the governmental powers into three branches. They use evidence from a short video clip, the third in a 50-part series, to draw conclusions on the importance of having checks and...
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Limiting Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While this lesson 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 in a case study...
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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...
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“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
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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...
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Treaties and Separation of Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe the checks and balances system of the United States government. In groups, they examine various treaties the country has used to reinforce the separation of powers. They create a Venn Diagram and share their...
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Constitutional Issues: Separation of Powers

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars discribe the principle and the history of separation of powers.
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Separation of Powers: Understanding Checks & Balances

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students use an Act of Congress and a Supreme Court case to explore the checks and balances of the U.S. system of government. This excellent lesson uses a real-life case for students to explore how the government system works.
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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...
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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...

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