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Lesson Plan Description

This is a 1 hour, lightly scripted, Social Studies lesson is geared towards 4th grade or 5th grade students. It answers the Essential Question: What are the functions of a governing society?

Students will:

  • Learn about the branches of government.
  • Create a “tree” of government craft with the corresponding branches and their descriptions.

Addresses the Civics 3-5 subject: Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.

***Optional Cross Curricular Extension Activities for Reading, Math, and Writing.  Includes the arts by having students create a rap about the branches of government during a brain break.