Balancing Act: The Three Branches

New Review

What do hula hoops and the American system of government have in common? Using hands-on station activities, pupils consider the roles of the three branches of government. A script for teachers and writing prompts help round out a complete unit plan on how the branches of government work. 

3 Views 1 Download
CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use hands-on activities to demonstrate concepts such as the system of checks and balances
  • Integrate understandings from these lessons and previous instruction using included writing prompts
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners must have a background in the founding documents, such as the Constitution and Bill of Rights
Pros
  • Activities are great independently or as part of a whole unit
  • Lesson plan includes active learning that allows for hands-on demonstrations
Cons
  • Not all the resource links work