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1 EL Civics All illustrations are public domain or Wikimedia Commons. See last page for acknowledgements.

2 What do you think about when you hear the words "members of the government?" Write answers generated by students around this bubble map. Members of the government

3 US Government You will learn keywords. You will create a presentation on which branch/position you would like to be part of. You will explain why you made that choice.

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5 What do you think? Senate: Senator: President: Vice President: Laws: Executive Branch: Judicial Branch: Legislative Branch: Justice: House of Represensatives: Congress: Representatives:

6 Barrack Obama Joe Biden

7 Executive branch= President +Vice- President Presidential Duties: Approves laws created by Congress Veto Head of state (abroad) Head of US military Presidential facts: Serves 4 years No more than 2 mandates 35 years old US Born Lived in US for at least 14 years Think of a picture for 1 of these facts. Draw it with the Doodle App. Save it. Share it and explain.

8 9 Justices

9 Judicial Branch = Supreme Court Those who judge Laws 9 Justices Appointed by President Approved by Senate Named for life Duties: Decides arguments about meaning of the law and if they break the rules of the constitution Think of a picture for 1 of these facts. Draw it with the Doodle App. Save it. Share it and explain.

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11 Legislative Branch = Congress = Senate + House of Representatives Those who make laws House of Representatives: At least 25 years old US citizen for 7 years Live in the State they represent Serve for 2 years No limit of terms 435 representatives Number of rep. per State varies according to population Senate: At least 30 US citizen for 9 years Live in the State they represent Serve for 6 years No limit of terms 100 Senators 2 per State They both propose and discuss laws. Think of a picture for 1 of these facts. Draw it with the Doodle App. Save it. Share it and explain.

12 Let's play Who am I? My job is to_________ I serve for _____ years. I am elected/appointed by_________ _____________________

13 Which role suits you the best? Which role is the best for you? Starter Sentence 1: If I could chose where to work in the American government, I would work in the _____________ branch because I think that... Starter Sentence 2: I chose this picture as a representation of the ___________ branch because I think that... Starter Sentence 1: If I were in the government I would be the _____________ because ____________ Starter Sentence 2: This pictures makes me think of the __________ because ____________ Groupwork Students present in groups with a checklist of what to look/listen for: 0 Use of starter sentence 1 0 Gives a personal reason for their choice 0 Displays 1 picture representing the government branch 0 Use of sentence starter 2 0 Explains the choice of picture

14 Class Presentation Come to the board and voice your opinion. The audience will fill in the following chart: LegislativeExecutiveJudicial Justice Kout

15 What Other Forms of Government Do You Know? Type of Government MonarchyTheocracy Totalitarianism DemocracyMatriarchy Example Details and many others…

16 Acknowledgments March 1, 2012 The illustration of the branches of government is from Bens Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. Materials on Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids are in the public domain. The official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama is from Wikimedia Commons. The official portrait of Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden is from Wikimedia Commons. The United States Supreme Court in 2010 is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. Obamas speech to a joint session of Congress is in the public domain. on_of_Congress.jpghttp://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/government/branches.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Joe_Biden_official_portrait.jpg on_of_Congress.jpg


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