TEKS §113.16 (15) Government. The student understands the framework of government created by the U.S. Constitution of 1787. The student is expected to: (A) identify and explain the basic functions of the three branches of government.
Objective: Students will describe the basic functions of the three branches of government in the United States.
Grab your social studies notebooks and a pencil for our introduction to the three branches of government in the United States!
Check out the following graphic organizer:
Follow the instructions written in the following sections. Have fun!
Think: What do you already know about the United States government? Write down 3 things you already know about the United States Government.
Did you know that there are three different branches of government here in the USA? These three branches are known as the legislative branch, executive branch, and the judicial branch.
Watch this video to learn more about the specific functions of each branch:
Write down 3 new things that you learned while watching the video.
Read the following article: https://kids-clerk.house.gov/grade-school/lesson.html?intID=1.
In your own words, write two sentences for each branch describing what their functions are. You should have 6 sentences total!
Awesome job! Today, you learned what each branch of the government was called and you were able to describe what their basic functions are.
If you have extra time, draw me a picture of each branch of government on your answer sheet! After warm up has ended, please place your answer sheet in your homework basket.
Students will be evaluated on their ability to name and describe the basic functions of each branch of government after reviewing the given material.
At the conclusion of this warm up lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the 3 branches of government and their primary functions.
Davis, K. (n.d.). Ben's Guide To the U.S. Government. Ben Guide. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/.
Office of the Clerk, U. S. H. of R. (n.d.). Kids in the House. Kids in the House - Grade School - The Role of the House. https://kids-clerk.house.gov/grade-school/lesson.html?intID=1.
YouTube. (2019). 3 Branches of Government | Kids Educational Video | Kids Academy. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvwlRTYvU8o.