2 Content Area: Social Studies Grade Level: 4thSummary: The purpose of this instructional PowerPoint is for students to gain an understanding of the three branches of government to build a solid foundation for future applications.Learning Objective: Given facts and interactive activities pertaining to the branches of government, students will identify the roles and functions of the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches with 100% accuracy.Content Standard: 4.0: Governance establishes structures of power and authority in order to provide order and stability. Civic efficacy requires understanding rights and responsibilities, ethical behavior, and the role of citizens within their community, nation, and world.Accomplishment:4.4.02e. Identify and explain the basic functions of the three branches of state government.State Performance Indicator (SPI): 4.4.spi.1. Identify the 3 branches of federal and state governments.
3 VideosWatch this BrainPOP about the three branches of government.You will need to take notes during the video. After the video you will participate in a Think-Pair-Share activity.THINK about the roles of each branch while taking notesPAIR with a partner and collaborateSHARE your thoughts with the classBe prepared to share your conclusions with the class.
4 The Executive BranchApprovesBillsVetoesDirectsMilitaryMakesForeignPolicyEnforcesLawsPresidentViceCabinetAppointsFederalJudgesElectedEvery 4YearsExamine the following website to determine the roles of the Executive Branch and who makes up this branch.Discuss the individuals or groups that make up this branch.Discuss the roles of this branch.Discuss facts about this branch.
5 The Legislative Branch CongressSenate100MembersCreatesBillsOverturnsVetoesImpeachPresidentDeclaresWarHas“Powerof thePurse”ApprovePresidentialAppointmentsHouse ofRepresentatives435 MembersRejectExamine the following website to determine the roles of the Legislative Branch and who makes up this branch.Discuss the individuals or groups that make up this branch.Discuss the roles of this branch.Discuss facts about this branch.
6 The Judicial BranchSupremeCourtEightAssociateJusticesChief JusticeSettlesCasesBetweenStatesDeterminesInterpretsLawsDecides if Lawsare ConstitutionalDecides ifLaws areUnconstitutionalAppointedby PresidentOverturnother JudgeRulings.Examine the following website to determine the roles of the Judicial Branch and who makes up this branch.Discuss the individuals or groups that make up this branch.Discuss the roles of this branch.Discuss facts about this branch.
7 Whole Group PracticeGo to the following website to access the interactive activity.During this activity you should:Self-assess your knowledgeWrite your answer on a whiteboardHold up whiteboard when directedDiscuss answers when in disagreement
8 Independent PracticeWhat branch of government is responsible for deciding if laws are constitutional or unconstitutional?ExecutiveLegislativeJudicial
12 Independent PracticeThe U.S. Congress is a bicameral legislature. The ________ is made up of 100 members, and the ________ is made up of 435 members.House of Representatives; SenateSupreme Court; House of RepresentativesSenate; Supreme CourtSenate; House of Representatives
14 Independent PracticeThe Judicial Branch is made up of ________ justices?1 Chief Justice and 10 Associate Justices2 Chief Justices and 8 Associate Justices1 Chief Justice and 8 Associate Justices9 Associate Justices
17 Team ReviewGo to the following website to access an interactive jeopardy game.Split into 2 teams. Each team will be given 10 seconds to discuss the answer and take turns sending one member to the board to answer each question. Alternate between teams as directed in the activity.After the activity is finished, each of you will write an exit ticket summarizing the roles and members of the 3 branches.ExecutiveLegislativeJudicial
18 Conclusion/SummaryIn this lesson, students will have gained a solid foundation for understanding the three branches of government. Students will be able to identify and categorize the various roles and responsibilities of the branches, as well as the individuals who make up each branch. Overall, students will have the background knowledge to apply to the following lesson pertaining to the checks and balances system used by our government.
19 References Brain POP Branch of Government Information Branch of Government InformationInteractive Learning Activities/GamesPictures from Google Images (http://images.google.com/)Slide 1:Slide 2:Slide 4-6:Slide 7:Slides 3-14:Slides 9,11,13,15:Slide 18:Standards from the Tennessee Department of Education
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