Branches of the U.S. Government

Updated: 10/7/2021
Branches of the U.S. Government
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Judicial Lesson Plans

Introduction to the Judicial Branch

Lesson Plans by Matt Campbell

The Judicial Branch is just one of three branches of government in the United States, and exists to judge the laws created and enforced by the other two branches. With the activities in this lesson plan, students will develop a strong understanding for the purpose and responsibilities of the Judicial Branch of the United States Government.
Legislative Branch Lesson Plans

The Legislative Branch

Lesson Plans by Matt Campbell

When the Founding Fathers established the American government, they made a system of checks and balances so no one part of the government would have too much power. One of these, the Legislative Branch, was created to make laws, that the other two branches would enforce and judge.
The Executive Branch of the US Government

The Executive Branch

Lesson Plans by Matt Campbell

The Executive Branch is a vital topic for those studying American government. Although many recognize the President of the United States as our chief executive, the branch itself carries more roles and responsibilities than many realize. The Executive Branch preserves the rights and safeties guaranteed to all citizens.


The Judicial Branch

Storyboard Description

What are the main responsibilities, members, and key powers of each branch of government? Help students learn about the branches fo the US Government!

Storyboard Text

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  • Directions: Think of the U.S. government like a three-legged stool! Each leg supports the government as a whole. Without one of the legs, the stool would tip over! Fill in the responsibilities, members, and key powers for each branch of government.
  • Main responsibility:Members:Key powers: Main responsibility:Members:Key powers: Main responsibility:Members:Key powers:
  • Legislative Branch
  • Branches of the United States Government
  • Executive Branch
  • Judicial Branch