In Checks and Balances, students must drag vocabulary words relating to the three U.S. branches of government into the spaces where they fit best. Players will demonstrate their understanding of the different duties of the branches of government and how they balance each other.
In this checks and balances lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, student explore the functions of each branch of the U.S. government. Students use an online interactive game to review how the checks and balances process ensures an equal distribution of power among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »