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Students learn about the 3 branches of government in the United States.
 

United States:
Three Branches of Government

Objectives:

  • Student will learn about the three branches of government in the U.S.

  • Student will be able to explain and differentiate the different branches and their role within the U.S.

  • Student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the various functions of each branch.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

3 US BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT LESSON PLAN

Procedure:

I.       Executive Branch - enforces the laws. It is headed by the President of the United States. The Executive Branch makes sure that people in the U.S. obey the laws and policies of our country.

A.  President - is elected by the people of the United State and serves a 4 year term. The president can only serve 8 years total.

1. Vice President - helps the president and is the second in command.

2. Cabinet - 15 people who advise the President about different government departments.

 

II.      Legislative Branch - makes the laws.

A.  Congress

1.  Senate - every state has 2 senators, who are elected by the people of that state. There are 100 senators who each serve 6 years, then can be re-elected. There are no term limits.

2.  House of Representatives - representation is based on the number of people living in each state. More populated states have more representatives.  They are also elected by the people in each state. There are  around 435 representatives currently. They serve 2 years, and then can be re-elected. There are no term limits.

III.     Judicial Branch - translates the laws. It is made up of the court     systems. Courts help settle many kinds of problems and arguments by helping us understand the laws and how to apply the law, and whether or not they are "constitutional", or agree with the constitution.

A.  Supreme Court - the highest court in the U.S.

1. Federal Court
a. Court of Appeals

 

 

LESSON PRINTABLES

US Branches of Government Lesson

Lesson on the United States 3 main branches of government.

 

Government Lesson Worksheet

Student worksheet.

 

 

 

 

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