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The Three Branches of Government: Articles 1, 2, and 3

The Three Branches of Government: Articles 1, 2, and 3
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The Three Branches of Government: Articles 1, 2, and 3

This educational mini-unit is designed for students between the 6th and 12th grades. Part of the broader Our Living Constitution series, it focuses on delivering a complete understanding of the United States governmental arrangement as outlined by our Constitution.

Main Components:

  • Identification of each branch along with their distinct roles & responsibilities.
  • Detailed focus on their powers and checks on these powers - foundational elements to American governance.
  • Juxtaposition these core ideas through student-centered activities like team projects or individual assignments.

A standout feature is its annotated Constitution copy; especially beneficial for ESL learners or those with learning challenges ensuring inclusivity in education while propelling them towards achieving academic goals.

Versatile Use:

Tailored sections can be used across various teaching environments from homework assignments to in-class group activities promoting active participation. Despite forming part of a comprehensive curriculum known as Our Living Constitution, all lessons are standalone aids that seamlessly integrate into existing teaching strategies focused around civics education.

"Comprehension checks via questions alongside defined learning objectives help gauge understanding levels while enabling teachers to provide immediate feedback."

Included Resources:
  1. Detailed handouts e.g., Senate vs House Representatives.
  2. To-the-point study guides & keys; interactive Jeopardy-style game approach elucidating differences between state vs federal courts roles among others.

Captivating topics like Federalism & separation of powers are made comprehensible presented through engaging formats such as the ‘A Bill becomes Law’ lesson, uncovering basic democratic principles driving the country’s political landscape. Appropriate from 6th to 12th grades and taught under Social Studies/Government curriculums for a lively deep dive into American governance.

Digital Accessibility:

All resources are in digital format ready for use – an environmentally conscious choice ensuring convenience at your fingertips!

What's Included


Articles 1, 2, 3 Handouts and Keys

The Senate vs. The House of Representatives Handout, Venn Diagram, and Keys

The Legislative Branch: Powers of Congress Handout and Keys

State vs. Federal Courts Handout and Key

The Three Branches of Government Matrix Handout and Key

The Three Branches of Government Chart Handout, with a list of terms, and a Key

The Constitution of the United States in Plain English (an annotated Constitution)

The Constitution Study Guide and Key

Jeopardy Game Directions and Questions

The Constitution Test and Key

Resource Tags

Government Branches Constitutional Understanding Checks and Balances Civics Education Democratic Processes

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