Lesson Plan

Separation of Powers

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Learners explore how the Constitution provides for separation of power and limited government, as evidenced by the three branches of government. They participate in role-playing situations, group discussions, and complete worksheets to understand the role of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches and how their power remain separated. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create comic strips explaining separation of powers
  • Create a Venn diagram showing how power is divided among the branches of government 
Classroom Considerations
  • Some concepts may need additional explanation depending on the age level 
  • Provides pre- and post-lesson activities to reinforce learning
  • Includes primary sources, such as the Constitution 
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