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124 resources with the concept checks and balances

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The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students determine the difference between the different branches of government and assess the role of each within the American governmental system.
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The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers determine the role of each branch of government in a system of checks and balances. They demonstrate the role of the judiciary in American government
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Lesson 5: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders take notes on how the courts have changed over time and then become observers of the court's history as they create timelines that...
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Lesson 6: Constitutional Principles: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the concept of checks and balances. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the basic responsibilities of the three branches of government. Students then take a closer look at judicial review as they...
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Lesson 5: Constitution Principles: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the limited powers of the 3 branches of U.S. government. For this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the basic responsibilities of the three branches of government and complete the provided handouts on...
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Governance And Civics: Grade 4

For Teachers 4th
This PowerPoint provides elementary students with a basic overview of the structure and workings of the US Government. Students will be introduced to the 3 branches of Federal and State Government, the Bill of Rights, and Amendments 1,...
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Early US Government: Vocabulary List

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Embark on a journey through the changes that occurred in the early years of the United States. Before your journey begins, review key events, people, and ideas in a 20-slide vocabulary review. Review the Quakers, Anti-Federalists,...
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Checks and Balances

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore check and balances within the branches of government with this worksheet. Learners explore the functions of each branch and answer questions concerning how a bill becomes law and about the system that the Founding Fathers...
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True or False?: 3 Branches of U.S. Government

For Students 6th - 8th
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This worksheet is composed of 10 statements. Learners must determine if each statement is true or false. If it is false, they write in the correct...
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3 Branches of Government Word Scramble

For Students 6th - 8th
Practice vocabulary that goes along with the branches of government in the United States. For this activity, young historians use the hint given to unscramble 10 words about the branches of U.S. government. This is a basic word scramble...
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Branches of Government

For Students 5th - 8th
After reading a short text on the branches of government in the United States, future voters answer 8 fill-in-the-blank questions, as well as 11 true or false questions. This worksheet would be a great homework assignment or silent...
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Lesson 3: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the qualifications and responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices. Students then take notes on the structure of the court.
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Judicial Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the concepts they were introduced to in a telecast on judicial review. After reading an article, they answer discussion questions and repeat the same procedure for another article. They participate in a debriefing session...
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The Rule of Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students continue their exploration of the concept of rule of law. As a class, they discuss how Civil Rights leaders followed the rule of law in their protests. After reading various articles, they participate in a discussion and...
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The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review concepts shown to them in a telecast on the role of the judiciary in a system of separation of powers. After reading an article, they work together in groups to complete a chart on checks and balances. They also discuss...
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Political Parties and What They Do

For Students 10th - 12th
The emerging politicians in your government might be familiar with the words "Democrat" and "Republican," but what do they really know about the role of political parties in America? Use this activity to reinforce information from your...
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Constitutional Acts (Chapter 3)

For Students 10th - 12th
Help your students review constitutional acts in this review worksheet, which could also be used as a class quiz. Five matching questions and five multiple choice questions address checks and balances, the powers of the Senate and House,...
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Separation of Powers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The three branches of our government are covered in this presentation.  Students get a closer look at the powers that each branch of the government hold, how the system of checks and balances works, and how each branch has specific...
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The Inauguration and the Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the U.S. Constitution to learn about the requirements for presidential inaugurations. In this inauguration lesson, students access the text of the Constitution online and watch video segments of an inauguration. Students...
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U.S. Constitution - Checks and Balances

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the separation of powers of the branches of the U.S. federal government. In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students listen to a SMART Board supported lecture on checks and balances of the Judicial,...
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The 7 "Hats" of the President

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the responsibilities of the President. In this U.S. government instructional activity, students examine the provided sources related to the President' s roles as Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Jurist, Chief...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Defining the Separation of Power

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events learning exercise, students analyze a political cartoon about the separation of powers in the American government and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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So You Want to Be President?: Voting and Electoral College

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders practice a voting method.  In this presidential election lesson, 6th graders review the concept of checks and balances, learn new terms such as the electoral college and the electoral vote, map out the electoral votes and...
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United States v. Nixon (1974)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine checks and balances. In this Supreme Court lesson plan, students examine primary documents from United States v. Nixon and discuss the implications of the decision.