Learn about the branches of the U.S. government, each branch's responsibilities, and those involved in each branch using a printable government workbook for kids.
Teaching the Branches of Government? Yikes!
No matter how you slice it, the United States government is difficult to cover with young learners. Identifying who does what, who is involved, and how it all works is confusing! Congress, the Supreme Court and other high courts, state governments, and many other political actors make up the U.S. government’s vast branches. Learning about their roles can be a lot to take in. This resource is designed to help your learners discover:
- What are the three branches of government?
- Which branch of government makes laws?
- What branch of government declares war?
- What branch of government vetoes bills?
- And more!
Branches of Government Book for Kids
This activity is perfect for helping students study the three branches of government, who is involved, and their responsibilities. The Three Branches of Government Workbook requires reading informational text and responding via multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank activities to demonstrate their understanding of the primary learning objectives.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Social Studies lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this sorting activity to enhance learning through whole class lessons or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need help understanding the concepts by
- Completing the activity as a whole group or in a small group session.
- Provide students with a Branches of Government anchor chart or reference sheet to use during the activity completion.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
- Have students make an anchor chart or slide presentation about the different branches of government.
- Have students turn their learning into an infographic or research project.
🧑🏫 Group Lesson (or Other Activity)
- Complete the book together underneath a document camera and discuss the concepts during the lesson.
Easily Prepare Branches of Government Activity Book for Your Students
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This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.