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2 Content Area: Social Studies Grade Level: 4th Summary: 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 Watch this BrainPOP about the three branches of government. w/branchesofgovernment/ w/branchesofgovernment/ 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 notes  PAIR with a partner and collaborate  SHARE your thoughts with the class Be prepared to share your conclusions with the class.

4 Examine the following website to determine the roles of the Executive Branch and who makes up this branch. xecutivebranch_president.htm xecutivebranch_president.htm Discuss the individuals or groups that make up this branch. Discuss the roles of this branch. Discuss facts about this branch. Approves Bills Vetoes Bills Directs Military Makes Foreign Policy Enforces Laws President Vice President Cabinet Appoints Federal Judges Elected Every 4 Years

5 Examine the following website to determine the roles of the Legislative Branch and who makes up this branch. gislativebranch_index.htm gislativebranch_index.htm Discuss the individuals or groups that make up this branch. Discuss the roles of this branch. Discuss facts about this branch. Congress Senate 100 Members Creates Bills Overturns Vetoes Impeach President Declares War Has “Power of the Purse” Approve Presidential Appointments House of Representatives 435 Members Reject Presidential Appointments

6 Examine the following website to determine the roles of the Judicial Branch and who makes up this branch. udicialbranch_supremecourt.htm udicialbranch_supremecourt.htm Discuss the individuals or groups that make up this branch. Discuss the roles of this branch. Discuss facts about this branch. Supreme Court Eight Associate Justices Chief Justice Settles Cases Between States Determines Court Cases Interprets Laws Decides if Laws are Constitutional Decides if Laws are Unconstitutional Appointed by President Overturn other Judge Rulings.

7 Go to the following website to access the interactive activity. ranches_government.htm ranches_government.htm During this activity you should:  Self-assess your knowledge  Write your answer on a whiteboard  Hold up whiteboard when directed  Discuss answers when in disagreement

8 What branch of government is responsible for deciding if laws are constitutional or unconstitutional?  Executive Executive  Legislative Legislative  Judicial Judicial

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10 The Executive Branch is responsible for which of the following tasks?  Directing the Military Directing the Military  Interpreting the Law Interpreting the Law  Approving Bills Approving Bills  Both A and CBoth A and C  All of the Above All of the Above

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12 The 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; Senate House of Representatives; Senate  Supreme Court; House of Representatives Supreme Court; House of Representatives  Senate; Supreme Court Senate; Supreme Court  Senate; House of Representatives Senate; House of Representatives

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14 The Judicial Branch is made up of ________ justices?  1 Chief Justice and 10 Associate Justices 1 Chief Justice and 10 Associate Justices  2 Chief Justices and 8 Associate Justices 2 Chief Justices and 8 Associate Justices  1 Chief Justice and 8 Associate Justices 1 Chief Justice and 8 Associate Justices  9 Associate Justices 9 Associate Justices

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17 Go to the following website to access an interactive jeopardy game. 3bgovt.htm 3bgovt.htm 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.  Executive  Legislative  Judicial

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19 Brain POP  Branch of Government Information    Interactive Learning Activities/Games   Pictures from Google Images (http://images.google.com/)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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