This is is a quest that should take all week. It provides many differerent activities that can be used for differentiated instruction. It provides a pre and post test as well, as writing activities and games that are avaliable to play, as well as extra activities such as Hangman.
Strand 3:Civics/Government PO 2. Differentiate the roles and powers of the three branches of the federal government.The students will be able to diffeentiate between the three different branches of governement and be able to tell the difference of each, while also describing how each group will have checks and balances on the other 2 branches and what they specifically are.
CE.10 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the judicial systems established by the Constitution
of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States by
a) describing the organization of the United States judicial system as consisting of state and
federal courts with original and appellate jurisdiction;
b) describing the exercise of judicial review;
c) comparing and contrasting civil and criminal cases;
d) explaining how due process protections seek to ensure justice.
CE.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government at the
national level by
a) describing the structure and powers of the national government;
b) explaining the principle of separation of powers and the operation of checks and balances;
CE.7 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government at the state
a) describing the structure and powers of the state government;
b) explaining the relationship of state governments to the national government in the federal
CE.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how public policy is made at the local, state, and
national levels of government
Idiots Guide to the Federal US Governemnt:
Stephanie Clark: US History 1 teacher Jolliff Middle School Chesapeake Va.
Shelly Rigdon: Oscar Smith Middle School Chesapeake Va.
EED 465- Grand Canyon University Phoenix Arizona